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Boy Name: Simeon

Name: Simeon
Pronunciation: \s(i)-meon\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: to hear, to be heard; reputation
Origin: Hebrew
Sounds Like: Simen, Symon, Simone
Variant forms: Shimon, Sima, Simyon
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 16344


Simeon \s(i)-meon\ as a boy's name is pronounced SIM-ee-on. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Simeon is "to hear, to be heard; reputation". 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.

Simeon has 3 variant forms: Shimon, Sima and Simyon.

Baby names that sound like Simeon are Simen, Symon and Simone.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Simeon.


Simeon is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#16344 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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