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Simon Meaning


What does Simon mean?

The name Simon is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Simon is "hearkening, listening intently".

Simon is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Si-mon.

The Given Name Simon

Simon is a form of Simeon. See Simeon for further details.

Simon appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

Sophisticated yet enchanting, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Simon remains a favorite due to its appealing and chic nature.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Simon Baker, and Simon Callow.

Simon Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 243 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,544 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 234 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,640 occurrences. It ranked 12,815 in baby name popularity for girls with 8 occurrences.

View the Simon Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Simon has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Simon to other names.

Simon Related Names

Simon is a form of Simeon.

The names Cymone, Jimena, Simao, Simen, Simo, Symon, Szymon, Ximen, Ximena, Ximenez, Ximon, Ximun are all forms of Simon.

Famous Simons

  • Simon ~ Biblical Character (Acts 9:43, John 6:71, Luke 7:36, Matt. 13:55, Matt. 26:6, Matt. 27:32, Matt. 10:4)
  • Simon Baker ~ Actor
  • Simon Callow ~ Actor
  • Simon Carmiggelt ~ Writer
  • Simon de Rojas ~ Saint
  • Simon Helberg ~ Actor
  • Simon Kiota Bokusai ~ Saint
  • Simon Kuznets ~ Nobel Prize for Economics 1971
  • Simon Magnus ~ Biblical Character (Acts 8:9)
  • Simon of Crepy ~ Saint
  • Simon of Trent ~ Saint
  • Simon Pegg ~ Actor
  • Simon Stock ~ Saint
  • Simon van der Meer ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1984
  • Simon Vestdijk ~ Writer
  • Simon Yempo ~ Saint

Simon Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Simon.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Simon are often handsome and envious but most of all they are read more >>

Simon Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Simon in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Simon.

Just for fun, see the name Simon in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Simon in Nautical Flags page.