Gender: Male Meaning of Simeon: "God is listening" Origin of Simeon: Hebrew Simeon's Popularity in 2019: #973

Simeon Origin and Meaning

The name Simeon is a boy's name of Hebrew, Russian origin meaning "God is listening".

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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Rank in US: #973

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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*