Simon - boys name

Simon name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Simon name meaning:

The name Simon is derived from the Hebrew name "Shimon," which means "he has heard" or "God has heard." It is a significant and popular name with deep biblical roots. In the Old Testament, Simon is one of the twelve sons of Jacob and was the one who led the tribe of Simeon. Simon also holds a prominent role in the New Testament as one of the apostles of Jesus Christ. He is often referred to as Simon Peter, as Jesus gave him the name Peter, which means "rock" or "stone."

The name Simon carries connotations of strength, faith, and divine intervention. It symbolizes the belief that God listens to prayers and offers guidance. Individuals named Simon are often seen as dependable, honest, and compassionate. They are natural leaders who possess a strong sense of justice and are willing to stand up for what they believe in. Simons tend to be loyal and supportive friends who are always there to lend a listening ear. Overall, the name Simon reflects a person who is deeply connected to their spirituality, values, and the principles they hold dear.

Origin: Hebrew

He who hears.


Saints names, Dickens names

Related names

Simon , Semyon, Simona , Symon

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Overall UK ranking: 401 out of 4789

107 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (605)

Historical popularity of Simon

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