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Gender: M Meaning of Simon: "the listener" Origin of Simon: Hebrew Simon's Popularity in 2013: #229

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Simon is pure and simple (not in the nursery rhyme sense), and an appealingly genuine Old and New Testament name that's not overused -- making Simon a stylish choice.

In the Bible, Simon was the second son of Jacob and Leah and the original name of Saint Peter, as well as the name of several New Testament figures. Historically, Simon Bolivar is known as The Liberator of Latin America.

Simon was one of the more appealing characters in Lord of the Flies, then became part of the British invasion of names that hit U.S. shores along with the Beatles. Other recent notable Simons include Simon Templar--aka The Saint, Simon Cowell, snarky judge on The X Factor, Simon Le Bon, lead singer of Duran, Duran, and Simon Baker, Australian-born star of The Mentalist.

Simon is currently very popular in several European countries, including Austria, Denmark, France, Sweden, Switzerland and Belgium.

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Famous People Named Simon

Simon the Zealot, Biblical apostle
Simon Magus, Biblical Samaritan converted by Philip the Evangelist
Simon Peter, original name of Saint Peter
Simon Bolivar (born Jose Antonio de la Santisima Trinidad Bolivar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco), South American revolutionary
Simon Phillip Cowell, English music producer and TV competition show judge
Simon Helberg, American actor
Simon Michael Schama, English historian
Simon Amstell, English comedian
Simon John Charles Le Bon, lead singer of English band Duran Duran
Simon John Pegg, English actor, comedian and director
Simon Nessman, Canadian male model
Simon Aspelin, Swedish tennis player
Simon Williams, English actor
Simon Townshend, English musician, brother of musician Pete Townshend
Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, briefly ruled England after rebelling against Henry III
Simon IV of Montfort, lord of Montfort-l'Amaury, 5th earl of Leicester, French crusader
Simon Thassi, led 1st century B.C. Jewish revolt against the Seleucids
Simon Solomon Webbe, singer with English boy band Blue
Simon Jonathon Gallup, bassist for English band The Cure
Simon & Garfunkel, American music duo
Simon Lane, member of the Yogscast, and let's player

Pop Culture References for the Name Simon

Simon (Lord Montgomery) Lewis, character in the "Mortal Instruments" series
Simon Tam, a character from the TV show "Firefly"
Simon the Digger ('Shimon'), character from anime "Gurren Lagann"
Simon, character in book/movie "Lord of The Flies"
Simon Camden, character on TV's "7th Heaven"
Simon Legree, cruel slave-owner in novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Simon Tappertit, apprentice to Gabriel Varden in "Barnaby Rudge"
Simon Cooper, character from UK TV series "The Inbetweeners"
Simon Petrikov from the cartoon "Adventure Time"
Simon, from "Alvin and the Chipmunks"
Simon Bellamy, character on British TV series Misfits
Simon Moon, character on TV's "Frasier"
Simon Beaumont, character on TV's "Ravenswood"
Simon James, Jesse Eisenberg's character in movie "The Doubl"
Simon Snow, hero of a made-up book series in "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell
Simon Blackquill, character from video game 'Ace Attorney'
Simon Monroe, a character from the British TV show "In the Flesh"
Simon Brown, character in the "Nanny McPhee" series
Simon "Wicksy" Wicks, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Simon John Barlow, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Simon, British ship's cat awarded the Dickin Medal
"Simon," 1980 movie, starring Alan Arkin
"Simon," 2004 movie
Simon, pseudonymic writer of the 1977 'Simon Necronomicon"
"Simon," album by the band Gruvis Malt
"Simon & Simon," television series with brother detectives
"Simon Says," children's game
Simple Simon, nursery rhyme character
Simon Fraser University, school in B.C., Canada
Simon & Schuster, U.S. book publishers

Si, Sim, Sime, Simeon, Sy, Syme, Symon

Simon's International Variations

Samein (Arabic) Ximun (Basque) Simunek (Czech) Siemen (Dutch) Simeon, Simmy (German) Semon, Symeon (Greek) Shimon, Siomon (Hebrew) Síomón, Simond, Síomón (Irish Gaelic) Simone (Italian) Symon, Szmon, Szymon (Polish) Simao (Portuguese) Simion (Romanian) Semyon, Simeon (Russian) Sim, Simidh (Scottish Gaelic) Ximen, Ximenes, Ximens (Spanish)