Simeon - boys name

Simeon name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 79%

Simeon name meaning:

The name Simeon is of Hebrew origin and holds significant biblical roots. In the Old Testament, Simeon was the second son of Jacob and Leah, making him one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The name Simeon derives from the Hebrew word "shama," which means "to hear" or "to listen." Thus, the name Simeon carries the meaning of "one who hears" or "one who listens."

Individuals named Simeon often possess qualities associated with attentiveness, perception, and receptiveness. They tend to be good listeners, displaying empathy and understanding towards others. Simeons are often seen as wise and trustworthy individuals, sought after for their ability to provide sound advice and guidance.

The name Simeon has a rich historical and biblical significance, with its meaning emphasizing the importance of being attentive and listening to others. Those bearing this name are often admired for their ability to lend an ear and offer support, making them valuable friends and confidants.

Origin: Biblical

That hears or obeys, that is heard.


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Overall UK ranking: 1023 out of 4789

28 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Simeon

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