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What does Simeon mean?

Simeon [si-me-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.

Associated with: biblical, messiah (champion).


Simeon has 3 variants: Shimon, Sima and Simyon.

Simeon has 10 more relations via Simon: Sim, Simen, Simmonds, Simmons, Simms, Simone, Simonson, Simpson, Symon and Szymon.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Simeen, Simein, ..

(female) Simenee, Simeonia, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name statistics of Simeon for boys. Simeon reached its highest position of #470 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1101 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Simeon name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Simeon and corresponding names. Prominent alternative forms of Simeon (#1101 last year) rated in the Top 2000 are Simon (#231 last year), Shimon (#1172), Szymon, Sim and Simpson. Other forms, like Simone, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Simeon was at its highest a century ago (median #997) and has remained as conventional to this day (#1417, 10%), but with the version Sim falling out of fashion. Simon is the most fashionable name for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Simeon, Shimon, Sim, Simon, Simpson in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Simeon is alike in pronunciation to Salmon and Suman. Other recommended 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 (see Marmion), 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.