Gender / Sex: boy
Meaning: to hear, to be heard; reputation
Related Names: Ximenes
Sounds Like: Simyon, Suman
Variant forms: Shimon, Si, Sim, Simen, Simeon, Simmonds, Simmons, Simms, Simone, Simonson, Simpson, Symms, Symon, Syms, Szymon
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 404
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 428
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 name Ximenes.
Baby names that sound like Simon are Simyon and Suman.
View a list of the 9 names that reference Simon.
Simon is a very popular first name for men (#404 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#428 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)