What 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.
Affiliated boy name: Ximenes.
1 feminine form: Simone.Creative forms:
(male) Simo, Sinmon, ..
(female) Simonni, .. Middle name pairings:
Simon Watson (S.W.), ..
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)
Simon entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #162 in the U.S. then, and is at #234 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Simeon (#1005 in recent rankings), Shimon (#1168), Szymon, Sim and Simpson are the popular alternative forms of Simon (#234 in recent rankings). Usage of these forms of Simon was at its highest in the 1880s (usage of 0.11%) and has remained as widespread to this day (usage 0.1%, 6.8% less), but with the version Sim becoming somewhat dated. Simon is the most trendy boy name in this compilation.
Simon▲ is alike in pronunciation to Salmon, Seaman, Simyon and Suman. Other suggested similar 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.See names in meaning and etymology.