What does Simeon mean?
Simeon /sime-on/ as a boys' name is pronounced SIM-ee-on. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Simeon is "to hear, listen". 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. Simon is the more common anglicized form.
How popular is Simeon?
Simeon is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#14208 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name statistics of Simeon for boys. Simeon reached its highest position of #467 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Simeon and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Simeon rated in the Top 1000 are Simon (#231 last year), Szymon, Simpson and Sim. Other forms, like Simone, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Simeon was at its highest about 13 decades ago (median #595) and is somewhat less today (#846, ▼62%), with versions like Sim falling out of fashion. Simon is the most fashionable name for newborns among these, and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for this name.
Thinking of names?
Simeon▼ is alike in pronunciation to Salmon and Suman. Other recommended similar baby names are Admon, Aimon, Ammon, Amon, Aymon, Camdon, Camedon, Cimeron, Daimon, Dameon, Damon▲, Deleon, Deveon, Dillon▲, Dion▼, Edmon, Eifion, Eilon, Einion, Eion, Gideon▲, Gilleon, Gilon, Haimon, Hilton▼, Jimson, Kamdon, Keon▼, Kieron, Leon▼, Lindon, Liron, Maimon, Marmeon, Miron, Nilson, Nixon▲, Samson▲, Sanson, Savion▼, Savyon, Saxen, Saxon, Sean▲, Sefton, Seldon, Severn, Shanon, Shovon, Sigmond, Simba, Simcha, Simeron, Simha, Sinjin, Sion, Sior, Somerton, Soren▲, Stefon, Stern, Sven, Swen, Swinton, Syon, Tamson, Tilton, Timon, Tymon, Vinson, Vinton, Zinon and Zion▲. These names tend to be more frequently used than Simeon.