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In 2018, 7 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Simon who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 974th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
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It's a no from me.
futuremother99  9/27/2018
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The actor Val Kilmer played Simon Templar AKA The Saint in the movie of the same name. The British actor Roger Moore played Simon Templar in the TV series, The Saint.
― Anonymous User  9/15/2018
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Don't care about the meaning. Love, love, love this name.
― Anonymous User  9/15/2018
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In Detroit Become Human, Simon is one of the androids that Markus meets in Jericho. He eventually becomes his follower and a potentially close companion.
Aziraphale  9/9/2018
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This is indeed a nerdy sounding name, but I don't mind that at all. I was considering giving this name to one of my sons, but I had already given one of them the name "Theodore", and of course I didn't want the Alvin and the Chipmunks association, so I had to scratch it, but Simon is a great name. It definitely gives off an intelligent impression and seems quite underused.
saranade  8/18/2018
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It means flat-nosed.
kayisforkeen  8/14/2018
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In 'The Wolves of Willoughby Chase' by Joan Aiken, Bonnie and Sylvia's friend, who helps them escape from the horrible Mrs Brisket's 'orphanage', is called Simon. And in the second book of the series, 'Black Hearts in Battersea', Simon is the main character.
BeccyLeader2  6/21/2018
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I love the name Simon. It's one of my favourite boys' names. It's uncommon, but still a great name, strong, manly, brave. I would be determined if I was called Simon; determined to make my dreams come true. If I ever have a son, I might name him Simon.
BeccyLeader2  6/21/2018
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Simon Henriksson is the name of the main character of the popular psychological survival horror game, Cry of Fear.
― Anonymous User  3/21/2018
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Simon Snow is the protagonist of American author Rainbow Rowell's novel "Carry On".
― Anonymous User  10/28/2017
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I like this name :) I'm glad it is popular again!
BehindAName9  10/10/2017
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Simon "Sima" Vukčević is a Montenegrin footballer who plays for Chaves as an attacking midfielder. Vukčević started learning his craft at FK Zabjelo before moving to the Serbian capital to join the FK Partizan youth system at 13.
cutenose  1/11/2017
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I'm probably going to end up naming my son Simon. I've always liked the name, and it reminds me of one of my favorite places, St. Simon's island (where my family is from).
taylormarie  10/21/2016
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Hungarian pronunciation: SHI-mon. [noted -ed]
HerculePoirot  9/1/2016
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Simon is my dad's name and at all of our kids' parties we would play 'Simon Says' and dad loved it! And I did to :)
What M_E  8/4/2016
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Simon Skrabb is a Finnish football player currently playing for Swedish Allsvenskan side Gefle IF. On 12 May 2011, he became the youngest player to score a goal in a Veikkausliiga match.
cutenose  7/4/2016
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The name Simon seems underused!
cutenose  6/20/2016
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Simon Lynge is a singer-songwriter who was raised in Greenland. Lynge is the first solo musical artist from Greenland to have an album released across the United Kingdom, and the first Greenlander to play the UK's Glastonbury Festival.
cutenose  5/28/2016
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Although I do like this name, it's not enough for me to use for any of my children. Plus, I picture a "Simon" more on a British boy than an American boy (More then likely my kids will be born and raised in the states) and I wouldn't want my kid to be tirelessly mocked with "Simon Says" jokes.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2016
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I hate my name but not enough to want to change it. Not being a fan of nicknames doesn't help. If you're thinking of calling your kid Simon, don't. It's unique enough so most likely the only other Simon they know is some old dude and the game 'Simon Says' will ruin most childhood games for you. Also, all my name makes me think of outside people is anti-depressant medication. If you are going to give a boy a rare first name, it has to make strong sounds orally like Stefan or a long name that can be shortened down to something reasonable like Montgomery to Monty.
Simon..........  1/26/2016
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To quote Homer Simpson: "They've taken all our good names like Lance, Bruce and Julian"... and Simon fits in there too. Along with Sebastian and Gaetano.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2016
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When I hear the name Simon I think of Clary's best friend in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.
Maeve N. E.  10/18/2015
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As a surname, of course, there's Paul Simon.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2015
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The main protagonist of 'Gurren Lagann' is named Simon, and it is pronounced "SEE-mon".
― Anonymous User  7/28/2015
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Simon McKay, drummer of Canadian metal band The Agonist.
UoleviH  7/27/2015
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I like this name. It's pretty cool and unique. I also like the nickname Sy.
jb223  6/28/2015
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Old Biblical name that has increased in popularity. I see a Simon as very intelligent. Love it when paired with a one-syllable surname.
cj19  4/24/2015
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I love this name! I always think of the Simon character from the movie Nanny McPhee when I hear it. It was my favorite movie as a kid and that was my favorite character. So when I think of Simon, I think of a cute, yet temperamental and mischievous boy who also has a lot of goodness and innocence to him. Because of that character, this name doesn't sound "nerdy" to me.
― Anonymous User  3/27/2015
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Aramaic forms include Shimun (shee-moon), Shemun (sheh-moon), and Shemon (sheh-mohn).

In indigenous Christian communities of Iraq, Iran, and Syria, this was a common name, born by many priests, elders, over-seers, and monks.
gracesingh  3/15/2015
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It's a cute name! I had a boy-on-boy crush on Simon from 7th Heaven.
ChubbyBen  12/14/2014
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Let's Player and member of the Yogscast, Simon Lane.
lakin5  12/3/2014
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I love the name Simon! It's a great strong classic. It seems very under appreciated these days. The name Simon deserves more love! ^_^
― Anonymous User  11/7/2014
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Simon Lewis from the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Originally a nerdy-but-cute "mundane", he becomes a vampire and a bit less nerdy through the course of the series.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2014
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Simon Petrikov a.k.a the Ice King is a character in Adventure Time.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2014
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Simon Delaitre is Adéle's dead boyfriend who comes back from Les Revenants; Pierre Perrier plays him.
AnastasiaE  8/27/2013
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Simon Katz is a member of the indie-pop band Youngblood Hawke. His sister, Alice, is also a member of the band.
Oohvintage  8/9/2013
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Sir Simon Rattle (b. 1955) is a famous British conductor, currently of the Berlin Philharmonic.
auffie  7/20/2013
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Name of the Day: June 20, 2013.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2013
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This is my favorite boys name. I used to have an imaginary friend named Simon when I was little. :) It's very cute on a little boy, and sounds nice on a grown-up man as well. It always seems to me very friendly and kind, and also magical. I would love to name a son of mine Simon.
thesnowwhiterose  6/13/2013
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Simon is a character in the books The Wolves of Willougby Chase and Black Hearts in Battersea by Joan Aiken.
thesnowwhiterose  6/13/2013
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This name is also commonly used in Georgia.

In Georgian, Simon is written as: სიმონ.
Lucille  6/6/2013
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For some reason this name always makes me think of a smart person. Maybe it's because the only Simon I've ever met was a little nerdy kid with glasses. But I still really like this name, it kind of automatically makes you sound smart!
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
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Simon Kvamm is the singer from the band Nephew.
AnastasiaE  10/13/2012
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Simon de Brion was the birthname of Pope Martin IV (Pontificate between 1281-1285).
CarolinW  6/12/2012
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Simon Helberg plays Howard Wolowitz on the Big Bang Theory TV show.
Dancing_Dragonfly  1/24/2012
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Simon Bening (1483-1561) was a Netherlandish book illuminator.
― Anonymous User  9/11/2011
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Name of the Day: June 20th, 2011.
AndrewJKD  6/23/2011
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I always thought of a dusty sky-blue when I hear this name... It's a very nice one, I like it~
boykun  3/7/2011
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Simon Ammann is a Swiss ski jumper and the winner of 4 gold Olympic medals.
enchy  2/18/2011
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I like this name, but I won't use it because of the connection with Simon Says. XP
Chrila96  10/6/2010
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I always think "Sexy Nerd" whenever I hear the name Simon :)
― Anonymous User  7/6/2010
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Sounds mystical and enchanting to me. "Simon Says" sometimes comes to mind, which is annoying, but other than that, it's a great name.
Black_X  5/11/2010
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Simon Armitage is bloody lovely.
BonVoyage  5/4/2010
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This name is also frequently used in The Netherlands, where the pronunciation is SEE-mawn. Clearly, the pronunciation is only slightly different from that of the Germans, who clearly use a Z-sound whereas the Dutch have an S-sound. [noted -ed]
Lucille  3/19/2010
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Simon Woods is a handsome British actor best known for playing Mr. Bingley in the 2005 adaption of 'Pride and Prejudice'.
Antique_Cherub  3/18/2010
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I really don't know what to say about this name, because it's my birth name. I guess that's why I don't particularly like it, when I repeat it in my mind I can't say if it sounds good or bad. I really dislike the "nerdy guy" fame that has been given to it. I never met a guy named Simon that looked nerdy or annoying (and I'm not one either). I wonder what gave it such an unpopular fame. When I ask other people "what do you think of the name Simon?" I always get haters or lovers, but never in-betweens. I guess it's one of those names you either love or hate. I hate people who associate this name to the robot-game though. That's really mean.
Quicksand  10/20/2009
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Simon Williamson, also known as Sick Boy, is a fictional character from the novel 'Trainspotting'.
x__isa  8/21/2009
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Simon is a main character in the anime Gurren Lagann. Great anime. :D
cielo  6/20/2009
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Simon Baker is an Australian actor, but he now lives and works, as an actor, in the US.
Charlie1977  5/24/2009
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Simon Belmont is the main character of the Konami "Castlevania" series.
Alma_  4/12/2009
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There is a song called "Simon" by Lifehouse. It is a beautiful song, and this name is lovely!
NessCortese  3/30/2009
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There's a song by the Shins called "saint Simon".
willarose93  3/28/2009
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The Greek form for Simon is σιμων

The Greek form for Simon Peter is σιμων πετρος
Deborah Reyes  2/21/2009
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Simon Gallup, bassist of The Cure.
Quicksand  1/6/2009
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Simon Le Bon, lead singer of the British pop band, Duran Duran.
RooRoo  9/5/2008
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Dr. Simon Barsinister from the cartoon and movie Underdog.
sweetkit  8/20/2008
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In the Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper, one of the three main characters from the first book, Under Sea and Over Stone, is Simon, he is the brother of Jane and Barney.
dreamflower  6/14/2008
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On the TV series "Firefly," the ship's doctor is named Simon Tam.
closetomidnight  3/31/2008
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Also a version of the Greek name Simonides, meaning "flat nosed".
― Anonymous User  2/7/2008
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Simon is the name of a really horrible character in Diana Wynn Jones' "Witch Week". I like the name anyway, though!
lunalovegood  12/11/2007
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Simon is the name of a child's game where you are given a color combo and you need to repeat it before finishing the game. Great name, though!
spaz123  8/8/2007
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Actor Simon Williams bears this name.
RachelLouise  6/22/2007
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Simon was one of the sons on 7th Heaven. He was pretty smart at the beginning of the show, then he grew older, ran over a kid, and sort of became an idiot.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2007
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Simon Webbe is a singer, formerly in the boyband Blue.
Mango  5/30/2007
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The Spanish form of this name (which I don't see listed) is Simón, pronounced see-MOHN.
caoilainn  4/24/2007
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Simon Grace is from the Spiderwick series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black.
rory  3/18/2007
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This name is very cute, and it could be sorta fun when you play 'Simon Says'.
7up  2/8/2007
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This is one of my favourite boy's names. Strong, but intellectual, and classic, but not overused.
black_lace  1/25/2007
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There was a fictional character in Libba Bray's book (Rebel Angels) named Simon Maddleton. He was kind in general, a ladies man, but sort of stuck-up in my opinion.
Sylvanist  12/29/2006
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Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios (born July 24, 1783 in Caracas, Venezuela; died December 17, 1830, in Santa Marta, Colombia) was a leader of several independence movements throughout South America, collectively known as Bolívar's War.

Credited with leading the fight for independence in what are now the countries of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Bolivia, he is revered as a hero in these countries and throughout much of the rest of Hispanic America.

In 1802, he married María Teresa Rodríguez del Toro y Alaysa. When she died of yellow fever less than a year later, he never remarried.

Bolívar is known as "El Libertador", The Liberator, as well as the "George Washington of South America" due to his leading the above independence movements, just as Washington led and won independence for the United States.
sweetbabe  12/17/2006
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Simon Templar is a fictional character known as The Saint in a long-running series of books by Leslie Charteris published between 1928 and 1963. After that date other authors collaborated with Charteris on the books until 1983; two additional works without the participation of Charteris were published in 1997.
sweetbabe  12/17/2006
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In the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Simon is a character that represents the struggle between good and evil.
laviha  11/1/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Simon here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  10/24/2006
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I believe it comes from the word "sh'ma" (if it's spelled like that) which means "listen".
― Anonymous User  9/13/2006
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This was Sid Vicious's midddle name. It is also what his mother called him.
blackgoodbye  9/9/2006
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Popular name in Germany, pronounced SEE-mon.
JHK  9/3/2006
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I always think of Simon Doyle from "Death on the Nile."
pink_floyd_fan  7/25/2006
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The 1980 film Simon.
Tudor  6/14/2006
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In Scandinavian countries it is pronounced as SEE-mon.
Ylva  6/11/2006
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I like the name Simon. It is a strong name for a boy. Not overused either.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
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Simon was the name of one of the chipmunks in the cartoon "Alvin and the Chipmunks". The three were Simon, Alvin, and Theodore. Simon was the oldest and very intelligent.
― Anonymous User  2/11/2006
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Correction: Alvin is actually the oldest. Simon is the middle child. :)
― Anonymous User  5/17/2015
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Sorry, but the first thing that comes to mind when I hear the name Simon is "Simple Simon met a pie man." It is a nice name, but that darn poem is famous.
breakofday  12/7/2005
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Famous bearer: Simon Cowell, the nasty judge on "American Idol."
― Anonymous User  8/13/2005
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Whenever I think of Simon, I think of the Christ-like boy from "Lord of the Flies."
alexshmalex  8/11/2005

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