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pinWhat does Simon mean?

Simon /si-mon/ as a boys' name is pronounced SYE-mun. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Simon is "to hear, listen; 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.


Simon has 15 variants: Shimon, Si, Sim, Simen, Simeon, Simmonds, Simmons, Simms, Simone, Simonson, Simpson, Symms, Symon, Syms and Szymon.

Affiliated boy name: Ximenes.

Simon has 1 feminine form: Simone.

Kreatif forms: Simonna, Sinmon, Siton. [more]

pinHow popular is Simon?

Simon is a very prominent first name for males (#404 out of 1220, Top 33%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#383 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name history of Simon for boys. Simon entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #162 in the U.S. then, and is at #231 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Simon name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the history of the boy name Simon and related names. Szymon, Simpson, Sim and Simeon are the popular alternative forms of Simon (#231 in recent rankings). Usage of these forms of Simon was at its highest in the 1880s (usage of 0.405%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.154%, 62% less), with versions such as Sim becoming somewhat dated. Simon is the most trendy boy name in this compilation, with this name having a resurgence in usage.

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

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

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Simon is alike in pronunciation to Salmon, Seaman, Simyon and Suman. Other suggested similar baby names are Admon, Aimon, Ammon, Amon, Armon, Aymon, Biron, Daimon, Damon, Dilon, Dion, Dixon, Eamon, Edmon, Eilon, Einon, Eion, Gidon, Gilon, Haimon, Jamon, Jimson, Lidon, Lion, Liron, Maimon, Miron, Nixon, Ramon, Rion, Samson, Saxon, Seton, Sigmond, Sima, Simba, Simeron, Simha, Sion, Sior, Syon, Timon, Tymon, Zinon, Zion and Zivon. These names tend to be less commonly used than Simon.