Bible David's favorite son, killed after rebelling against his father: 2 Sam. 18
Origin of AbsalomClassical Latin from Classical Hebrew (language) avshalom, literally , the father is peace
In the Bible, a son of David who staged a revolt against his father's kingship and was killed in the ensuing battle.
Hebrew אַבְשָׁלוֹם (Avšalom, “father of peace”), from אָב (av, “father”) + שָׁלוֹם (shalom, “peace”).