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Salmon

Hebrew: שַׂלְמָה —transliteration: Salmah —meaning uncertain, possibly garment or clothing—due to its similarity to salmah שַׂלְמָה —meaning: a wrapper, mantle

Note: This name dates long, long before the name of the species of fish we call Salmon (family: Salmonidae).

also known as: Salma (see below)

This is the name of a Biblical man in the genealogy of Jesus Christ. He is a great-great grandfather of David, Israel’s 2nd king.

Salmon, the founder of Bethlehem, is the father of Boaz—husband of Ruth. His father is Nashon (Ruth 4:20-21; Matthew 1:4-5).

One of Salmon’s many great-great-great grandsons is King Solomon.

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Salma

Salmon is the same person as “Salma” in 1 Chronicles 2:51 (KJV, NKJV, NASB, ESV).

“Salma the father of Bethlehem…”

Hebrew: שַׂלְמָא —transliteration: Salma —meaning uncertain, possibly garment or clothing—due to its similarity to salmah שַׂלְמָה —meaning: a wrapper, mantle

Surname “Salmon”

Many people in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland have the surname Salmon, an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that comes “from the baptismal name for the son of Solomon”—a reduced form of Salomon (Solomon). This family last name is reportedly first found in England’s Cumberland and Surrey counties.