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 is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#16344 out of 88799, Top 18%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Simeon for boys. Simeon reached its highest rank of #467 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Simeon and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Simon (#231) and Simeon. (2014 statistics).