Meaning and name origin
Simon \s(i)-mon\ as a boy's name is pronounced SYE-mun. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Simon is "to hear, to be heard; reputation". Biblical: Simon was the name of two of the apostles, including Simon Peter. A common name from the Middle Ages through the 18th century. Orchestra conductor Simon Rattle; Latin American freedom fighter Simon Bolivar.
For more information, see also the related boy name Ximenes.
There is 1 feminine form of Simon: Simone.
Simon is a very popular first name for males (#404 out of 1220, Top 33%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#428 out of 88799, Top 0%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Simon for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Simon and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Simon (#231), Szymon, Simpson, Simeon and Sim. (2014 statistics).