🔼The name Shelomi: Summary
- At Peace, My Peace
- From the verb שלם (shalem), to be or make whole or complete.
🔼The name Shelomi in the Bible
The beautiful name Shelomi occurs only once in the Bible. He is the father of Ahihud of Asher, who was among the tribal leaders assigned by YHWH to divide up the promised land for the tribes of Israel (Numbers 34:27).
🔼Etymology of the name Shelomi
The name Shelomi comes from the verb שלם (shalem), to be or make whole or complete:
The verb שלם (shalem) means to be or make whole or complete, and is also used to describe a righteous recompense or proper restitution (whether positive or not). The familiar noun שלום (shalom) means wholeness, completeness or peace.
Other derivatives are: noun שלם (shelem), peace offering; verb שלם (shalam), to be in a covenant of peace; adjective שלם (shalem), perfect, whole, complete, safe; noun שלם (shillem), recompense; nouns שלמן (shalmon), שלום (shillum), שלם (shillum) and שלמה (shilluma), reward or proper recompense.
The letter י (yod) upon which our name ends, may either create an adjective (such-and-such-like), a possessive form (my such and such), or may be a remnant of יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH or Yahweh.
For a meaning of the name Shelomi, NOBSE Study Bible Name List takes the final yod to be the mark of an adjective, and reads At Peace. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) sees the final yod as an indication of a possessive form, and reads My Peace. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an interpretation of the name Shelomi, but does list it under the verb שלם (shalem).