Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Absalom m. Hebrew אַבְשָלוֹם 'father of peace'.

The name of a Biblical son of King David. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Absalon. Geneva Bible (1560): Abshalóm.

For more information see Withycombe, s.n. Absalom.

Brabant
Latin
1312 Absolon (gen) JeanIII p. 25, Absolons (gen) ibid. p. 25
England
Latin
1155 Absalon (nom) FPD p. 121, fn. 1, Absalonem (acc) ibid. p. 121, fn. 1; 1181 Absolonus (nom) StPaulDom p. 115; 1222 Apsolone (abl) ibid. p. 107, absolon (gen) ibid. p. 29
Dutch
1590 Absolon AuFr Ghijselinck
France
Latin
1133 Absalon (nom) CartNDdOurscamp XXX, Absalonis (gen) ibid. XXX; c1156 Absalon (nom) ibid. XXXII
Middle French
1565 Absalon RegPCC-1 p. 167
Hungary
Latin
1313 Apsolon Slíz p. 13; 1332 Absolon (nom) ibid. p. 13
Italy
Latin
1186 Absaloni (dat) KD-1 no. 1; 1198 Absaloni (dat) ibid. no. 4
Scotland
Latin
1238 Absalone (abl) CartLevenax p. 13
Cite as: G. Grim, R. Le Get, M. Slíz, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Absalom". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Absalom.