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What does Simon mean?

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, 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.

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 (#383 out of 150436, 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)

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 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 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4046%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.1538%, down 62%), 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)

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

Simon is alike in pronunciation to Salmon, Simyon and Suman. Other suggested similar baby names are Aimon, Sion and Timon. These names tend to be less commonly used than Simon.