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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, Top 88%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Shimon and its source forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Simon (#231) and Simeon. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Simon, Simeon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Shanon, Simen, Simone, Simyon, Symon and Szymon. Like Shimon, these names are not commonly used.