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Meaning and name origin
Shimon \sh(i)-mon\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shimon is "to hear, to be heard; reputation". Shimon is a variant of Simeon (Hebrew); biblical: the second-born of Jacob's 12 sons, Simeon was a holy old man who was promised that he would see the Messiah before he died; when the infant Jesus was presented at the Temple, Simeon recognized him instantly. Also a variant of Simon (Hebrew); biblical: Simon was the name of two of the apostles, including Simon Peter.
Shimon is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#78232 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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