What does Simone mean?
Simone \s(i)-mo-ne\ as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' 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 on this name, see also the related girl name Ximena.
Simone is a very prominent first name for women (#711 out of 4276, Top 17%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#4607 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Simone for girls. Simone entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #347 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is currently at #728. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Popular variation forms of Simone (#728 last year) are Ximena (#142 last year) and Symone. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in the year 2013 (usage of 0.3877%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.3767%, down 2.8%), but with the versions Simone and Symone becoming less in vogue. Ximena (#142) is the most chic girl name among these. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Simone and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)