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Gender: Male Meaning of Simeon: "God is listening" Origin of Simeon: Hebrew Simeon's Popularity in 2017: #974

The name Simeon is a boy's name of Hebrew, Russian origin meaning "God is listening". Simeon is ranked #974 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Yes or No Game for Your WHOLE Signature!".

From the experts:

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

Simeon, Biblical son of Jacob and Leah
Simeon I, tsar of Bulgaria
Simeon Borisov Saxe-Coburg-Gotha aka Simeon II, exiled tsar of Bulgaria and Prime Minister
Simeon bar Yochai, 1st-century Israelite tannaic sage
Simeon Slavens Willis, American politician; 46th Governor of Kentucky
Simeon Solomon, Pre-Raphaelite painter
Simeon Alexander Jackson, Canadian soccer player
Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician
Simeon James Rice, American NFL player
Simeon V. Marcelo, Filipino lawyer and ombdusman
Simeon Mangiuca, Austro-Hungarian ethnic Romanian folklorist
Simeon Hassan Muñoz (b. 2007), son of Princess Kalina of Bulgaria; grandson of Simeon II

Pop Culture References for the name Simeon


LV51sfan91 Says:


I like this name! It reminds me of Christmas too because God promised a man Simeon that he would not die until he met the messiah. He met Jesus in Jesus' infancy!

Daiseymae Says:


This name reminds me of a monkey.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I had a clssmate with this name but spelled Simean. It also happened to be the name of a monkey in the school play. From then on, people constantly called him Monkey.

NaomiNY Says:


I don't know why, but whenever I hear this name, I picture a prehistoric monkey :/

Guest Says:


I just keep thinking "simian" *sigh*