"he [God] has heard"

Simeon Origin and Meaning

The name Simeon is a boy's name of Hebrew, Russian origin meaning "he [God] has heard".

Could Simeon be the next Gideon? Parents seeking a less simple form of Simon might consider this biblical appellation that was chosen by Wynton Marsalis for his son. Simon is actually the Greek substitute for Simeon.

The first known Simeon was Leah and Jacob's son, who gave his name to one of the twelve tribes of Israel, the Simeonites; in the New Testament it is the name of the man who blessed the infant Christ. Both Simeon and Simon were popular names for saints. One caveat: Simeon is undeniably similar to the word meaning "apelike".

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Famous People Named Simeon

  • SimeonBiblical son of Jacob and Leah
  • Simeon Itsar of Bulgaria
  • Simeon Borisov SaxeCoburg,Gotha aka Simeon II, exiled tsar of Bulgaria and Prime Minister
  • Simeon bar Yochai1st,century Israelite tannaic sage
  • Simeon Slavens WillisAmerican politician; 46th Governor of Kentucky
  • Simeon SolomonPre,Raphaelite painter
  • Simeon Alexander JacksonCanadian soccer player
  • Siméon Denis PoissonFrench mathematician
  • Simeon James RiceAmerican NFL player
  • Simeon V. MarceloFilipino lawyer and ombdusman
  • Simeon MangiucaAustro,Hungarian ethnic Romanian folklorist
  • Simeon Hassan Muñoz (b. 2007)son of Princess Kalina of Bulgaria; grandson of Simeon II