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What does Simeon mean?

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, 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.


Simeon has 3 variants: Shimon, Sima and Simyon.

Simeon has 13 more related variations via Simon: Si, Sim, Simen, Simmonds, Simmons, Simms, Simone, Simonson, Simpson, Symms, Symon, Syms and Szymon.


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)

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)

Top 1000 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 rated in the Top 1000 are Simon (#231 last year), Szymon, Simpson and Sim. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4046%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1538%, down 62%), with the versions Simeon and Sim becoming less fashionable. Simon (#231) is the most fashionable name for newborns among these, and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for this name. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Simeron. Like Simeon, this name is not frequently used.