USAGE: Biblical, Biblical Latin
PRONOUNCED: AB-sə-lahm (English)
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name אַבְשָׁלוֹם ('Avshalom) which meant "my father is peace". In the Old Testament he is a son of King David who leads a revolt against his father. While fleeing on the back of a mule he got his head caught in a tree and was killed by Joab.
OTHER LANGUAGES: Abessalom (Biblical Greek), 'Avshalom (Biblical Hebrew), Aksel (Danish, Norwegian), Akseli (Finnish), Absolon (French), Axel (German), Acke (Swedish)