Meaning and Name Origin
Simon \s(i)-mon\ as a boys' 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.
Simon has 1 feminine form: Simone.
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 (#428 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Simon for boys. Simon reached its highest position of #162 in the U.S. then, and is at #231 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Simon and related names. Szymon, Simpson, Sim and Simeon are the popular alternative forms of Simon (#231 in 2014). Usage of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1880-1889 and has become much lower since, with the versions Simeon and Sim becoming less trendy. Simon (#231) is the most trendy boy name in this compilation, with this name having a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)