What does Simon mean?
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.
Affiliated boy name: Ximenes.
Simon has 1 feminine form: Simone.Kreatif forms: Simonna, Sinmon, Siton. [more]
How 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)
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.
Thinking of names?
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.