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Gender: M Meaning of Simon: "the listener" Origin of Simon: Hebrew Simon's Popularity in 2012: #255

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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 Cowell, music producer and judge.
Simon Helberg, American actor
Simon Schama, historian
Simon Amstell, English comedian
Simon Le Bon, lead singer of Duran Duran
Simon Pegg, English actor, comedian, writer, film producer & director
Simon Nessman, male model

Pop Culture References for the Name Simon

Simon Lewis, from Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments" series
Simon Tam, a character from the TV show "Firefly"
Simon the Digger ('Shimon'), character from anime "Gurren Lagann"
Simon from "Lord of The Flies"
Simon Camden, one of the 7 kids on American TV series "7th Heaven"
Simon Legree, cruel slave-owner in "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Simple Simon, nursery rhyme character
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 "Frasier"
"Simon Says," children's game
Simon Beaumont, character in ABC Family's "Ravenswood"

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)