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What does Simone mean?

Simone Pronunciation of Simone [si-mone] 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.

Associated with: 20th century (modern).


Simone has 13 variants: Shimona, Shimonah, Simeona, Simmina, Simona, Simonetta, Simonette, Simonia, Simonina, Simonna, Simonne, Symona and Symone.

Related girl name: Ximena.

Creative forms:
(female) Somone, ..

(male) Simode, Simoxe, ..

Middle name pairings:
Simone Michaela (S.M.), ..

How popular is Simone?

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. Demographics)

Simone entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #347 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is currently at #821. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Simone name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Simone outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Simone (#821 from recent data) are Ximena (#125 from recent data), Simona and Symone. These forms of Simone were favored as baby names in 2015 (average #1236). Simone is more widely used than the rest, though Ximena is now the preferred form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Simone, Simona, Symone, Ximena in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Simone and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ailene, Armine, Cleone, Dianne, Dimona, Dione, Ebone, Eilene, Eirene, Ermine, Fifine, Fione, Gitane, Idone, Irmine, Jone, Leone, Liane, Minne, Rimona, Salome, Sammee, Sammie, Savine, Sedona, Shaine, Shene, Shiona, Shirine, Shivonne, Shona, Shone, Sian, Siana, Sidaine, Sideny, Sidney, Sidni, Sidnie, Sidonia, Sidonie, Sidony, Siena, Sienna, Sigmonda, Signa, Signe, Sigornee (see Sigourney), Sile, Silke, Silkie, Silvie, Sima, Simla, Sina, Sine, Sinnie, Sioux, Sirena, Sirene, Sisile, Sissee (see Sissy), Sivney, Sivnie (see Sivney), Sloane, Soline, Sonje, Stine, Suzon, Sydona, Teone, Theone, Tianne, Tine and Wilone. These names tend to be less frequently used than Simone.

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