Meaning and name origin
Simone \s(i)-mo-ne\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Simone), is pronounced see-mohn, sih-MOHN. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Simone is "hear, listen". Feminine of Simon. Used outside of France from the middle of the 20th century. Actress Simone Signoret; writer Simone de Beauvoir; gymnast Simona Amanar.
For more information, see also the related girl name Ximena.
Simone is a very popular first name for females (#711 out of 4276, Top 17%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4380 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Simone for girls. Simone reached its highest rank of #347 in the U.S. in 1990. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Simone and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ximena (#142), Simone (#728) and Symone. (2014 statistics).