The dedicant is a Roman citizen and bears Roman praenomen and nomen, as well as a Thracian cognomen. The names Tiberius Claudius suggest that the dedicant’s family had been granted Roman citizenship when Thrace was declared a Roman province. The cognomen Sallion is derived from a Thracian root (cf. the personal names Σαλας, Σαλλος) with the Greek suffix -ιων.
Apollo’s epithet is derived with the suffix -ηνος from a toponym, probably *Ζγουλαμια; in other dedications from the same sanctuary the name is also attested as Ζγουλαμηνος, without the ι.