Gender: Feminine
Origin: Arabic  سكينة Сакина
Meaning: “calm; peace; tranquility.”

The term sakina is derived from the Arabic, sukun, meaning, (calm; tranquility; serenity; peace of mind). The term appears in the Qu’ran as the name of an attribute that fell upon Mohammed and his followers from Allah when they entered Mecca unarmed.

Sakina shares the same etymological root with the Hebrew abstract feminine noun, shekinah שכינה‎, which means “dwelling; settling” but in Judaism is used to describe the presence of God in the world.

In Arabic Sakina appears in various forms such as Sukina and Sukayna.

The name was borne by the daughter of Hussein and the great-granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed, Sukayna bint Hussein. She is revered as a great saint among Shi’a Muslims, known in her life time for her devotion, piety and charity, she was the favorite daughter of Hussein.

As of 2010, Sakina was the 444th most popular female name in France while its Maghrebin form of Soukaina came in lower at # 487.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Soukaina (Algerian/Moroccan/Tunisian)
  • Sukaina/Sukayna (Arabic)
  • Sukina (Arabic)


Gender: Masculine
Origin: Slovene
Meaning: “peace.”

The name is derived from the Slavic element, mir (peace) or (world).

It is currently the 385th most popular male name in Germany, (2011).


Gender: Feminine
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: “peace”
Sp (PAHTH); Latin American Sp (PAHZ)

The name comes directly from the Spanish word for peace and is usually used in reference to an epithet of the Virgin Mary Maria del Paz (Our Lady of Peace).

It can also be a Hebrew name derived from the word for gold פָּז.

Currently, Paz is the 28th most popular female name in Chile, (2010).



Gender: Masculine
Origin: Slavic Мирко
Meaning: “peace.”

The name is derived from the Slavic element mir meaning “peace.” It has historically been used as a Croatian form of the Germanic name Emmerich, although unrelated etymologically.

It is currently the 491st most popular male name in Quebec, Canada (2010).

The name was borne by Prince Mirko of Montenegro (1879-1918)

The feminine form is Mirka.




Gender: Masculine
Origin: Hebrew שְׁלֹמֹה
Meaning: “peace.”

The name is borne in the Old Testament by son of David and the King of Israel. He is credited as being the author of Proverbs, the Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes. In the Talmud he is considered one of the 48 prophets. In Jewish and Christian tradition he is viewed as a wise and holy king but had fallen from grace due to his ego and his marriage to hundreds of foreign wives who led him astray from God. In the Qu’ran, Solomon is a prophet and a messenger from Allah, he is the only one who was ever able to control the djinn with his magical incantations.

The name has always been a popular one among Jews, Muslims and Eastern Orthodox Christians, but has never really been common in the English-speaking world, even after the Protestant Reformation. Currently, Solomon is the 467th most popular male name in the United States, (2010).

Other forms include:

  • Salomo (Afrikaans/Dutch/Finnish/German/Scandinavian)
  • Salomon (Albanian/Croatian/Finnish/French/Polish/Scandinavian/Ukrainian)
  • Sulayman  سليمان (Arabic)
  • Salamon Саламон (Belarusian)
  • Sulejman (Bosnian)
  • Suljo (Bosnian)
  • Solomon Саламон (Bulgarian/English/Macedonian/Romanian/Russian/Serbian)
  • Salomó (Catalan)
  • Šalomoun (Croatian)
  • Saalomon (Estonian)
  • Sálomon (Faroese)
  • Solamh (Gaelic)
  • Solomoni სოლომონი (Georgian)
  • Shlomo שְׁלֹמֹה (Hebrew)
  • Salamon (Hungarian/Occitanian)
  • Silêman (Kurdish)
  • Salomone (Italian)
  • Shelomo (Ladino)
  • Salamans (Latvian)
  • Zālamans (Latvian)
  • Saliamonas (Lithuanian)
  • Sjelomo (Norwegian: archaic)
  • Szlomo (Polish-Yiddish)
  • Salomão (Portuguese)
  • Šalamún (Slovak)
  • Suleymaan (Somalian)
  • Salomón (Spanish)
  • Sөlәjman Сөләйман (Tatar)
  • Süleyman (Turkish)
  • Selyf (Welsh)
  • Zalman (Yiddish)

Common English diminutives are Sol and Solly.

A Russian feminine form which was common among Russian royalty is Solomonia.




Gender: Masculine
Origin: Polish
Meaning: debated

The name is of debated origin and meaning, some scholar suggest that it may be a corrupted form of the Polish diminutive, Mironek, which is a short form of the Greek, Myron. The most popular theory, however, is that it is composed of the Old Polish elements, miro meaning “peace” and nieg meaning “delight.”

The name is currently out of usage in Poland.

The designated name-day is August 4.




Gender: Masculine
Origin: Old Slavonic (Bulgarian/Croatian/Serbian/Macedonian/Slovene)
Meaning: “peace and quiet.”

The name is composed of the Old Slavonic elements, tih meaning “quiet” and mir meaning “peace.”

The Hungarian form is Tihamér, and the designated name-day in Hungary is July 1.




407px-GustavemoreauGender: Feminine
Origin: Aramaic
Meaning: “peace.”

The name is derived from the Greek Σαλωμη which is from an Aramaic name that was related to the Hebrew word שָׁלוֹם (shalom). The name is associated with the notorious daughter of Herodias who danced for King Herod and was rewarded by dancing with the head of John the Baptist on a platter. Though it was the name of a Herodias’ daughter, the name was used by Christians in reference to the handmaid of the Virgin Mary, (mentioned in the New Testament), who witnessed the Crucifixion, and is considered a saint by the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church. The name was also borne by Salome Alexandra (136-67 BCE) who was the only Jewish regnant queen in history. In Jewish sources she is known as Shalomzion שְׁלוֹמְצִיּוֹ. There are a few other characters in the New Testament mentioned with the name Salome, and it seems to have been common in the Jewish royal family. The name has experienced prevalent usage in Poland, Germany, France, Spain and Portugal.

It was borne by Blessed Salomea (sometimes spelled Salomeja) also known as Salomea of Krakow and Błogosławiona Salomea in Polish, was a Polish princess (1211-1268) and upon being widowed entered the Poor Clares. She is up for canonization. In Polish literature it is the name of a character in Stefan Żeromski‘s 1912 classic the Faithful River (Wierna Rzeka). Polish diminutive forms are Meja, Salcia, Salka, Salomejcia and Salusia (thanks to Magdalena for contributing the latter two diminutive forms). The name is also borne by a famous Lithuanian poetess Salomėja Nėris (1904-1946) and a famous Ukrainian opera singer Salomiya Kruscelnytska (1872-1952).

The designated name-day is October 22.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Saloma (Croatian/Faroese)
  • Salome (Dutch/German/English/Latvian)
  • Saalome (Estonian)
  • Salomé (French/Portuguese/Spanish)
  • Salomi (Greek Modern)
  • Shlomtzion (Hebrew Modern)
  • Szalóme (Hungarian)
  • Salóme (Icelandic)
  • Salomè/Salomina (Italian: latter form was originally a diminutive form: thanks to Magdalena for contributing the info)
  • Salomėja (Lithuanian)
  • Salomea (Polish/Czech/Romanian/Romansch/Slovak)
  • Salomeja (Polish)
  • Saloména (Slovakian)
  • Solomia (Slovakian)
  • Salomiya (Ukrainian)
  • Saltscha (Yiddish)