Simon

Pronunciation: se-e-mo-hn
Origin: Israel
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Asia

Simon is a given name with origins in both Hebrew and Greek. The Hebrew origin comes from the name שִׁמְעוֹן (Šimʻôn), which means "listen" or "hearing". The Greek origin is derived from an adjective meaning "flat-nosed". In the first century AD, Simon was the most popular male name for Jews in Roman Judea. The name has since evolved and is now used worldwide, offering a contemporary charm with ancient roots. The name Simon is also associated with several significant figures in history and religion. Most notably, it was borne by the leading apostle Simon, also known as Peter, who was given his name by Jesus. This association has contributed to the name's popularity in the Christian world. Additionally, there were other notable Simons in the Bible, such as Simon the Zealot, a kinsman of Jesus, and Simon the Cyrenian, who helped Jesus bear his cross. These connections to biblical figures have further contributed to the name's enduring appeal.

Simon Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Simon is currently #409 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Simon is currently #409 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Simon is currently #405 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Simon is currently #405 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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