Meaning and Name Origin
Simeon \s(i)-meon\ as a boys' name is pronounced SIM-ee-on. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Simeon is "to hear, to be heard; reputation". 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.
Simeon is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#16344 out of 88799, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Simeon for boys. Simeon reached its highest position of #467 in the U.S. then, 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. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during 1880-1889 and is now much lower, with the versions Simeon and Sim becoming less fashionable. Simon (#231) is the most fashionable name for newborns among these, with this name going through a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Simeron. Like Simeon, this name is not frequently used.