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What does Simms mean?

Simms Pronunciation of Simms [simms] as a boys' name is of Old English and Hebrew derivation, and the name Simms means "son of Simon; to hear, listen; reputation". Simms is an alternate spelling of Simmons (Old English): music producer Russell Simmons. Simms is also a variation of Simon (Hebrew).

Associated with: old english.


Simms has 3 variants: Semmes, Symms and Syms.

9 more relations via Simmons, Simon: Shimon, Si, Sim, Simen, Simeon, Simmonds, Simone, Simpson and Symon.

Creative forms:
(male) Semms, Summs, ..

(female) Simcie, Simma, ..

Middle name pairings:
Simms Bryant (S.B.), ..

How popular is Simms?

Simms is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#1221 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Shimon (#1168 from current records), Sim, Simeon (#1005), Simon (#234) and Simpson are the prominent varying forms of Simms (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Simms were at the peak of their popularity 135 years ago (adoption of 0.1%) and have remained as common to this day (adoption 0.1%, 7%), but with the form Sim becoming less trendy. Simon is the all-time favorite. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Samm, Sammy, Silas, Sills, Sima, Simba, Simha and Siors. These names tend to be more frequently used than Simms.

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