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Gender: F Meaning of Simone: "hearkening" Origin of Simone: French, feminine variation of Hebrew Simon Simone's Popularity in 2014: #728

Simone, the elegant French feminization of Simon, strikes that all-important balance between unusual and familiar, and it's oozing with Gallic sophistication. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has a daughter named Simone, and Chris Rock and Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates used it in middle place for their daughters.

Two French philosophers are notable bearers of the name: feminist icon Simone de Beauvoir, author of the influential The Second Sex, and Simone Weil.

The actress who played the lead in the iconic French horror movie Cat People is Simone Simon.

Simone is a Top 20 name for boys in Italy, where the feminine version is Simona.

Famous People Named Simone

Simone Thérèse Fernande Simon, French actress
Simone Henriette Charlotte Signoret, French actress
Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, French feminist theorist
Simone Arianne Biles, American gymnast
Simone Weil, French philosopher and mystic
Simone Elkeles, American novelist
Simone Veil, French politician; 12th President of the European Parliament
Simone Melchior Cousteau, French wife of undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau; first woman scuba diver and aquanaut
Simone Johanna Maria Simons, Dutch singer-songwriter of metal band Epica
Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese singer and actress
Simone Egeriis, Danish pop singer
Simone Denny, Canadian pop singer
Simone "Simca" Beck, French cookbook author and chef
Simone Alexandra, daughter of actor Dwayne Johnson
Nina Simone, American singer and activist

Pop Culture References for the name Simone

Simone Sinclair, character on TV's "Switched at Birth"
Simone Daniels, character in film "Prom"
Simone, character in "Does My Head Look Big in This?" by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Simone Deveaux, character on TV's "Heroes"
Simone, character on TV's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Simone, dog on TV's "The Partridge Family"
Simone, character in 2002 film "S1m0ne"
Simone Lenoir, character in animated film "Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island"
Simone Adamley, character in film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
Simone, character on TV's "Weeds"

Simone's International Variations

Ximenia, Ximene (Basque) Simona, Simonetta (Italian) Cimona, Jimena (Spanish) Simonette (French)