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Meaning and name origin

Simeon \s(i)-meon\ as a boy's 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 has 3 variant forms: Shimon, Sima and Simyon.


Popularity

Simeon is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#16344 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Simeon for boys (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Simeon name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Simeon and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Simeon and Simon. (2015 statistics).


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

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


Similar Names

Simeon is also pronounced similarly to Simen, Simone and Symon. Another suggested similar baby name is Simeron. Like Simeon, these names are not commonly used.

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