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Simeon 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.
Baby names that sound like Simeon are Simen, Symon and Simone.
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Popularity of Simeon
Simeon is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#16344 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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