What does Shimon mean?
Shimon /shi-mon/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys. Shimon's name origin is Hebrew, and Shimon means "to hear, listen; reputation". Shimon is a version of Simeon (Hebrew). Shimon is also a derivative of Simon (Hebrew).
How popular is Shimon?
Shimon is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#34503 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Shimon and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Shimon (not ranked) are Simon (#231 in 2014), Szymon, Simpson, Sim and Simeon. Variants like Simms are seldom used. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4046%) and has become much less since (usage 0.1538%, down 62%), with the versions Simeon and Sim becoming less stylish. Simon (#231) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this compilation, with this name having a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Shanon. Like Shimon, this name is not frequently used.