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What does Simeon mean?

Simeon Pronunciation of Simeon as a boys' name is pronounced SIM-ee-on. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Simeon is "to hear, listen". Biblical: the second-born of Jacob's 12 sons, Simeon was a holy old man who was promised that he would see the Messiah before he died; when the infant Jesus was presented at the Temple, Simeon recognized him instantly. Simon is the more common anglicized form.


ASSOCIATED WITH biblical, old, messiah (champion)


VARIANTS Shimon, Sima, Simyon

RELATIONS VIA SIMON Sim, Simen, Simmonds, Simmons, Simms, Simone, Simonson, Simpson, Symon, Szymon



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How popular is Simeon?

Simeon is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#14208 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Simeon reached its highest position of #470 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1012 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Simeon name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent alternative forms of Simeon (#1012 LAST YEAR) rated in the Top 2000 are Simon (#254), Shimon (#1092), Sim, Simpson and Szymon. Other forms, like Simone, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Simeon was at its highest a century ago (MEDIAN #997) and has remained as conventional to this day (#1393, 10%), but with the version Sim falling out of fashion. Simon is the most fashionable name for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Simeon, Shimon, Sim, Simon, Simpson in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Simeon is alike in pronunciation to Salmon and Suman. Other recommended sound-alike names are Admon, Aimon, Ammon, Amon, Aymon, Camdon, Camedon, Cimeron, Daimon, Dameon, Damon, Deleon, Deveon, Dillon, Dion, Edmon, Eifion, Eilon, Einion, Eion, Gideon, Gilleon, Gilon, Haimon, Hilton, Jimson, Kamdon, Keon, Kieron, Leon, Lindon, Liron, Maimon, Marmeon (see Marmion), Miron, Nilson, Nixon, Samson, Sanson, Savion, Savyon, Saxen, Saxon, Sean, Sefton, Seldon, Severn, Shanon, Shovon, Sigmond, Simba, Simcha, Simeron, Simha, Sinjin, Sion, Sior, Somerton, Soren, Stefon, Stern, Sven, Swen, Swinton, Syon, Tamson, Tilton, Timon, Tymon, Vinson, Vinton, Zinon and Zion. These names tend to be more frequently used than Simeon.

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