SIMON
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Симон (Macedonian), სიმონ (Georgian), Σιμων (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: SIE-mən (English), see-MAWN (French), ZEE-mawn (German), SEE-mawn (Dutch)   [key]
Meaning & History
From Σιμων (Simon), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on) which meant "he has heard". This was the name of several biblical characters, including the man who carried the cross for Jesus. However, the most important person of this name in the New Testament was the apostle Simon, also known as Peter (a name given to him by Jesus). Because of him, this name has been common in the Christian world. In England it was popular during the Middle Ages, though it became rarer after the Protestant Reformation.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Simen (Norwegian), Siemen (Dutch), Simoni (Georgian), Symeon (Biblical Greek)
DIMINUTIVES: Siem (Dutch), Sime (Macedonian)
FEMININE FORMS: Simone, Cymone (English), Simone (French), Simona (Slovene), Simona (Romanian), Simona (Macedonian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ximun (Basque), Shimon (Biblical Hebrew), Simeon (Bulgarian), Šimun, Šime, Šimo (Croatian), Šimon (Czech), Simo (Finnish), Siemen (Frisian), Shimon (Hebrew), Simone (Italian), Simonas (Lithuanian), Ximeno (Medieval Spanish), Szymon (Polish), Simão (Portuguese), Semen, Semyon (Russian), Simeon, Simo (Serbian), Šimon (Slovak), Simón, Jimeno (Spanish), Semen, Symon (Ukrainian), Shimmel (Yiddish)
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