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Gender: Male Meaning of Simon: "the listener" Origin of Simon: Hebrew Simon's Popularity in 2017: #263

The name Simon is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "the listener". Simon is ranked #263 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least favorite (boys)".

From the experts:

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 the Zealot, Biblical apostle
Simon Magus, Biblical Samaritan converted by Philip the Evangelist
Simon Peter, original name of Saint Peter
Simon, father of Judas Iscariot (John 8:71)
Simon Bolivar (born Jose Antonio de la Santisima Trinidad Bolivar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco), South American revolutionary
Simon Baker, Australian actor
Simon Phillip Cowell, English music producer and TV competition show judge
Simon Fuller, English producer who created the Pop Idol/American Idol franchise
Simon Helberg, American actor
Simon Michael Schama, English historian
Simon Amstell, English comedian
Simon John Charles Le Bon, lead singer of English band Duran Duran
Simon John Pegg, English actor, comedian and director
Simon Nessman, Canadian male model
Simon Aspelin, Swedish tennis player
Simon Proulx-Sénécal, Canadian ice dancer who represents Armenia
Simon Williams, English actor
Simon Townshend, English musician, brother of musician Pete Townshend
Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, briefly ruled England after rebelling against Henry III
Simon IV of Montfort, lord of Montfort-l'Amaury, 5th earl of Leicester, French crusader
Simon Thassi, led 1st century B.C. Jewish revolt against the Seleucids
Simon Solomon Webbe, singer with English boy band Blue
Simon Jonathon Gallup, bassist for English band The Cure
Paul Simon, American musician of Simon & Garfunkel
Simon Dominic, South Korean rapper
Simon van Kempen, husband of "The Real Housewives of New York" star Alex McCord
Simon Edward Minter aka Miniminter, British YouTuber

Pop Culture References for the name Simon

Simon Lewis, character in the "Mortal Instruments" series
Simon Tam, a character from the TV show "Firefly"
Simon Spier, the main character in "Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda" By Becky Albertalli
Simon Snow, the main character of Rainbow Rowell's "Carry On"
Simon the Digger ('Shimon'), character from anime "Gurren Lagann"
Simon, character in book/movie "Lord of The Flies"
Simon Camden, character on TV's "7th Heaven"
Simon Belmont, character from video game series "Castlevania"
Simon Legree, cruel slave-owner in novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
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 Grace, character from the "Spiderwick Chronicles"
Simon, from "Alvin and the Chipmunks"
Simon Bellamy, character on British TV series Misfits
Simon Moon, character on TV's "Frasier"
Simon Beaumont, character on TV's "Ravenswood"
Simon James, Jesse Eisenberg's character in movie "The Doubl"
Simon Snow, hero of a made-up book series in "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell
Simon Blackquill, character from video game 'Ace Attorney'
Simon Monroe, a character from the British TV show "In the Flesh"
Simon Brown, character in the "Nanny McPhee" series
Simon "Wicksy" Wicks, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Simon John Barlow, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Simon Hawke, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Simon Adamsson, character in "Sims" series
Simon, British ship's cat awarded the Dickin Medal
"Simon," 1980 movie, starring Alan Arkin
"Simon," 2004 movie
Simon, pseudonymic writer of the 1977 'Simon Necronomicon"
"Simon," album by the band Gruvis Malt
"Simon & Simon," television series with brother detectives
"Simon Says," children's game
Simple Simon, nursery rhyme character
Simon Fraser University, school in B.C., Canada
Simon & Schuster, U.S. book publishers
Simon Stagg, character on TV's "The Flash"
Simon, character in Aphmau's YouTube series "Dreams of Estorra"
Simon, character in the horror movie "Session 9"
Simon Asher, character on ABC's "Quantico"
Simon "Peter" Davidson, character in "Age of the Gray"
Simon Battersea, character in Joan Aiken's "Wolves Chronicles" series
Simon Emmett, character in the webcomic "Riverside Extras" by Miri Chamberlain

Si, Sim, Sime, Simeon, Sy, Syme, Symon

Simon's International Variations

Síomón, Simond, Síomón (Irish Gaelic) Sim, Simidh (Scottish Gaelic) Ximun (Basque) Simone (Italian) Ximen, Ximenes, Ximens (Spanish) Simao (Portuguese) Siemen (Dutch) Simeon, Simmy (German) Symon, Szmon, Szymon (Polish) Simion (Romanian) Simunek (Czech) Semyon, Simeon (Russian) Semon, Symeon (Greek) Shimon, Siomon (Hebrew) Samein (Arabic)