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Gender: F Meaning of Simone: "hearkening" Origin of Simone: French, feminine variation of Hebrew Simon Simone's Popularity in 2016: #758

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; Chris Rock used it in the middle place for his daughter, as did Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates

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 name might got a bit of a bounce via the two young Simones who shone in the 2016 Rio Olympics--Simone Bile, who set a US record high of four medals in a single Olympics, and Simone Manuel, who became the first African-American female swimmer to bring home a gold.

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

Simone is ranked Number 23 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 (born Lisa Celeste Stroud), American singer/actress; daughter of singer Nina Simone
Simone Annie Liline 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 Fleurice Eden, American model; daughter of model Carol Eden
Simone Egeriis, Danish pop singer
Simone Denny, Canadian pop singer
Simone "Simca" Beck, French cookbook author and chef
Simone Manuel, American swimmer
Simone Dinnerstein, American pianist
Nina Simone, American singer and activist
Simone LeMond (b. 1990), daughter of cyclist Greg LeMond
Simone Rivera Cruickshank (b. 1994), daughter of TV host Geraldo Rivera
Simone Burnett (b. 1997), daughter of singer Sam Phillips and producer T-Bone Burnett
Simone Alexandra Johnson (b. 2001), daughter of actor/wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Simone Reid (b. 2003), daughter of singer Jim Reid of the Jesus and Mary Chain
Kellesimone Waits (b. 1983), daughter of Tom Waits
Lola Simone Rock (b. 2002), daughter of comedian Chris Rock
Luna Simone Stephens (b. 2016), daughter of model Chrissy Teigen and singer John Legend

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)