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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.

Simon has 15 variant forms: 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.

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).

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

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

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).

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

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

Similar Names

Simon is also pronounced similarly 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.