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Given Name SIMEON
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: שִׁמְעוֹן (Ancient Hebrew), Симеон (Bulgarian, Serbian)
PRONOUNCED: SIM-ee-ən (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name Shim'on (see SIMON). In the Old Testament this is the name of the second son of Jacob and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the New Testament this is the name of a man who blessed the newborn Jesus. It was also borne by a powerful 10th-century ruler of Bulgaria.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVE: Simo (Serbian)
FEMININE FORM: Simona (Bulgarian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ximun (Basque), Simon, Symeon (Biblical Greek), Shimon (Biblical Hebrew), Simon, Symeon (Biblical Latin), Šimun (Croatian), Šimon (Czech), Simon (Danish), Siemen, Simon (Dutch), Simon (English), Simo (Finnish), Simon (French), Siemen (Frisian), Simon, Simoni (Georgian), Simon (German), Shimon (Hebrew), Simon (Hungarian), Simone (Italian), Simonas (Lithuanian), Simon (Macedonian), Ximeno (Medieval Spanish), Simon (Norwegian), Szymon (Polish), Simão (Portuguese), Simion, Simon (Romanian), Semen, Semyon (Russian), Šimon (Slovak), Simon (Slovene), Simón (Spanish), Simon (Swedish), Semen, Symon (Ukrainian), Shimmel (Yiddish)
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