Meaning and Name Origin
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 information, 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 (#4380 out of 88799, Top 5%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Simone and associated names. Popular variation forms of Simone (#728 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Ximena (#142 last year) and Symone. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in the year 2013 and are almost as popular today, but with the versions Simone and Symone becoming less in vogue. Ximena (#142) is the most chic girl name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)