Father of comfort.
Name Origin: Biblical
Name Gender: Male
masc. correct name, King David's boy into the Old-Testament, frequently made use of figuratively for "favorite son," from Hebrew Abhshalom, literally "father is serenity," from abh "father" + shalom "peace."
This, at least, is certain in the revolt of Adonijah (see Solomon), and it was probably believed that the action of the impulsive Absalom arose from the suspicion that the birth of Solomon was the death-blow to his succession.