Ufff, I have my doubts with names like Simone, Danielle, etc. because, being Spanish, the pronunciation of male names is the same as that of English female versions. For example, in Spain, Simón is pronounced "See-mōn", which is said exactly the same as Simone, so although it is written as a female name, the pronunciation is for a boy. It's like calling my daughter Simón and I don't like it, that's why I stay away from these names. But I don't see them as ugly; what's more, it seems elegant and vintage to me, I just don't like the pronunciation.
Hanaa  1/20/2021
Very dated and in no way pretty.
― Anonymous User  1/17/2021
Simone is also Swedish. The name day for Simone in Sweden is October 28.
glacier_bear_82  12/30/2020
It's pronounced Sih-mown.
Janessa2542  12/18/2020
My middle name is Simone and it means "To be heard" or "God has heard" and it's extremely powerful because my prayers are always answered and I am beyond blessed to have Simone as my middle name. I have an equally powerful first name and whenever I have to handle official business using my full name I receive genuine compliments and I know my name is awesome, first, middle and last. Thank you Mom and Dad ❤.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2020
Not a fan. At all!
― Anonymous User  9/28/2020
This name feels really versatile to me, like you could really give it to any type of character and it would be the perfect name. It's one of my favorites.
baldiethew0rm  7/25/2020
A very pretty and classy name!
someone-  4/17/2020
I like this better than Simona.
edg0123  3/5/2019
Classic, pretty, but still uncommon name. People know how to spell it, pronounce it, and I can see it complementing a woman / girl of pretty much any age. I can definitely see this name gaining in popularity in the future!
― Anonymous User  3/1/2019
My first name is Simone. I didn’t like it that much when I was younger, but now that I’m older I’ve come to like it. I’m named after the French author Simone De Beauvoir.
sfs95101  12/22/2018
I like it. I think it works best as a middle name.
Luvbug86  9/26/2018
Such a beautiful and sophisticated sounding name. I hope I get to use it one day.
breprih  6/1/2018
Simone Giertz is a Swedish inventor and YouTuber. She builds robots that are intentionally programmed to do tasks badly.
lichnost  5/25/2018
After being called Simon, Sim One Dumb One, Semen and, my most despised of them all - Monie - I was ready to legally change my name once of age! Alas, I found a way to live with hearing one of those sick-names. Every time I'm addressed as Simon over the phone, I say, "I'm sorry, Simon doesn't live here" I'm not lying am I!
MumaCass  4/27/2018
It's pretty but it also makes me think of that one Girl Scout cookie..
Violet_Rose  3/12/2018
Personally, I think this name is beautiful. Although I would watch out because of some pretty distasteful comments such as 'semen' or 'salmon'. Anyhow, I'd prefer using a name that doesn't leave people subject to ridicule.
xintsu  3/12/2018
It is my daughter's name. When I first heard it, it was a girl with French parents. I loved how it sounded. Still do. Helped a lot that Simon is a long-standing family name on my husband's side. Her name was almost Katelynn. So glad it is not.
teachcal  3/4/2018
This name is awful. There’s nothing to like at all. Simo. Moan. It’s bad!
ItsDeleceNotDallas  11/29/2017
Simone Egeriis, better known as simply Simone, is a Danish pop singer. She was born and raised in Slagelse, Denmark. She is known in Denmark for winning the Danish TV talent show Scenen er din in the category Junior Singing. She has since released three studio albums - her debut was called Vindens Farver or Colours of the Wind, the song from Disney's Pocahontas, with which she won Scenen er Din. She also plays the violin and the piano.
cutenose  7/22/2017
The name Simone was given to 373 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Simone are female.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
Simone Signoret was a French cinema actress often hailed as one of France's greatest film stars. She became the first French person to win an Academy Award, for her role in Room at the Top.
cutenose  2/27/2017
Simone Laudehr is a German footballer. She plays as a central midfielder or winger for FC Bayern Munich and the German national team. Laudehr began her career at the age of three at FC Tegernheim. In 1996, she joined SC Regensburg, before playing for FC Bayern Munich for one season. At Bayern she made her Bundesliga debut. Laudehr transferred to FCR 2001 Duisburg in 2004, where she was runner-up in the Bundesliga five times, including four seasons in a row from 2005 to 2008. She won the German Cup twice with Duisburg and claimed the UEFA Women's Cup with the club in the 2008–09 season. For the 2012–2013 season she moved to 1. FFC Frankfurt. She extended her contract until the 2016–17 season on 21 April 2015. In 2004, Laudehr was runner-up with Germany at the 2004 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship and later that year won the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship. She made her debut for the German senior national team in July 2007 against Denmark. Only two months later she was part of Germany's 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup squad. Laudehr was a starter for Germany in five matches, including in the World Cup final, in which she scored after 86 minutes to seal the German 2–0 victory. Her World Cup winning header was later voted Germany's Goal of the Month. One year later, she won the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and was part of Germany's team which won the country's seventh title at the 2009 European Championship. Laudehr has been called up for Germany's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad. She was part of the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the gold medal.
cutenose  2/19/2017
Simone Battle was an American actress and singer from Los Angeles, California. She was a finalist on The X Factor in 2011 and a member of the pop group G.R.L.. Simone's surprising death led to a wide amount of media coverage and responses from fellow entertainers, co-workers, fans, and friends on social media. Many of Battle's co-workers and fellow entertainers including Robin Antin, Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Cowell, Pitbull, Cirkut, Dr. Luke, Mel B, Cheryl Cole, and fellow G.R.L. members Natasha Slayton, Emmalyn Estrada and Lauren Bennett paid tribute to Simone by writing about her on their social media. The hashtag #RIPSimone was commonly used in posts about her, which trended worldwide on Twitter, as well as "Simone Battle".
cutenose  2/14/2017
Simone Arianne Biles is an American artistic gymnast. Biles is the 2016 Olympic individual all-around, vault and floor gold medalist. She was part of the gold medal-winning team dubbed the "Final Five" at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She also won the bronze medal for the balance beam during the Olympics. Biles is a three-time world all-around champion, three-time world floor champion, two-time world balance beam champion, four-time United States national all-around champion, and a member of the gold medal-winning American teams at the 2014 and 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
cutenose  1/20/2017
Simone Biles is an American gymnast, Olympic medalist (4 gold, 1 bronze), and is regarded by many as the most dominant female gymnast ever.
― Anonymous User  9/8/2016
A nice, elegant name.
― Anonymous User  6/17/2016
This name is beautiful. In my mind, I picture a huntress, same with Artemis. Sim, Simmy, or Simmie could all work as cute nicknames, too!
KittenMeow  3/31/2016
In Bulgaria the name is also "Симон". Симона and Симон.
― Anonymous User  12/15/2014
The name Simone means heard.
BiancaM404  11/4/2014
Raven-Symoné, an American actress.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2014
Simone is an old fashioned name in France that was very popular from about 1900 to 1950, but has since fallen out of popularity. It ranked #2, 340 in 2010. I still think it's a very pretty, sophisticated name and it is much more popular in the US nowadays than it is in France.
bonjour_mon_joli  8/25/2013
Like the above user said, this name is really out of fashion in France. It's also hard for me to like this since it's spelled exactly the same as the Italian boys' name Simone - I am half Italian (though I know that Simone is very feminine in France). I do like Simone de Beauvoir and Simone Simon, but still, Simone is not one of my favorites. I prefer Simona or Simonetta.
Acajou  4/27/2014
Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has a daughter named Simone Alexandra, born in 2001.
mmcurliq42311  4/4/2013
This is my middle name. I like it very much, even more so than my first name. It sounds very pretty.
Bonquiqui  6/1/2012
My friend's name is Simonne, I personally like that spelling way more!
elizabeth1  8/11/2011
Simone is a GREAT name. I knew this girl who was very pretty and modeled whose name was Simone. She was also extremely smart.
― Anonymous User  2/14/2011
I love this name, it sounds very elegant.
Chrila96  10/30/2010
I love this name. It's uncommon but not unheard of. Hopefully it'll still be this way by the time I have kids. Very beautiful!
Chrila96  10/24/2010
During junior high, my friend Simone was called "semen" by the boys. Quite nasty.
― Anonymous User  8/22/2010
Sorry to those who called Simone, but I really hate that name. When I hear it, I imagine a stupid, vicious, vain, snobbish, selfish and spoiled girl. Several of my female villains from the stories I write is called Simone. Well, my very negative perception of the name Simone will come from a girl I know named Simone. She possesses all the qualities I described above.
Luna Avril  3/7/2010
French actress Simone Simon, best known (in English-speaking countries, at least) as Irena, the cat woman in Cat People and its sequel, Curse of the Cat People. (See "Irena.")
Kosta  10/2/2009
I like this name A LOT, it's very different and I might use this name in my book. (:
deeannuhh  8/20/2009
A 'famous bearer' of this name is Simone Weil (pronounced vey). She was a French philosopher, mystic, & activist. She was also an anorectic asexual. She went to school with another famous woman of the same name: Simone De Beauvoir. De Beauvoir finished second in the class & Weil in first. Weil was Jewish by heritage but had a life- long interest in Catholicism. She died young in 1943 after refusing to eat (in support of the French troops in WWII) while ill with tuberculosis. Her brother Andre was a noted mathematician.
elizabethwoolf  4/7/2009
This name is also used in the Netherlands where it is pronounced see-MOH-nuh.
renee06  3/6/2009
I like this name. It sounds really pretty. I have a fondness for French names like this.
bananarama  7/27/2008
I find this name very lovely and delicate. I love the way Simone sounds when it's said.
pennycarroll  7/17/2008
I agree with honeyrose. It just comes off to me really harsh and bold.
Junidoe-Josephine  6/23/2008
I used to love this name, until someone pointed out to me that it bears a slight resemblence to the word salmon:(, which killed it a little for me. It's still on my favorite name list, just not quite as high up as it once was. I also like Simon, for a boy.
susiejean  6/12/2008
Although I would never use a feminine form of a Biblical male name, I do like this name a lot. It sounds very sophisticated, mature, and sort of classy to me. It reminds me of a former MTV Europe host, Simone Angel, who hosted Party Zone, among other programs, back in the 90s. And hey, Simone de Beauvoir is a good namesake to have.
slight night shiver  5/7/2008
I like this name. But I like the spelling "Symone" better.
luvmynameshaelyn  1/25/2008
Simone Jordis is a famous internet personality who finds ways to make her signature on anything.
― Anonymous User  9/27/2007
This is my mother's name and I like it. She pronounces it somewhere between the French and Dutch pronunciation so with three syllables but with a French o. She used to correct people all the time about the pronunciation but she kind of gave up after a while when people kept getting it wrong. I might use it as a middle name for a daughter later and then I will never stop correcting people if they get it wrong!
renee06  9/19/2007
For some reason, I find this name to be very harsh.
Honeyrose  8/20/2007
Like the anonymous user who talked about the movie, I only think on that movie when I hear the name. It was my favorite movie when I was a kid. ;)

But if I don't think of the movie, I really like the name. But I don't like the pronunciation. I would pronounce it see-MONEE.
Frozten  5/18/2007
Simone is a nice name but I prefer Simona.
ClaireCFC  4/21/2007
And where I live they say it like Zee-mo-nuh.
lacey24  1/31/2007
This is one of the worst names I know. I think it's becoming very popular in the UK and I am not looking forward to hearing every 2nd mum shouting it. It will give me ear cancer.
lacey24  1/29/2007
I love the name Simone, it comes off as very elegant in my opinion.
EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  1/16/2007
A famous bearer would be Simone Simons, mezzo-soprano lead singer of the Dutch gothic rock band Epica.
liliththefair  1/15/2007
Simone de Beauvoir, bisexual feminist, continually ranked as one of the most important women of the 20th century.
Brenda-Licious  10/28/2006
Genteel, soft-sounding and elegant classic.
tmarie  3/12/2006
Sort of popular in Sweden. It is probable that parents were inspired by a children's book turned TV series about the girl Simone who had cut all her hair off right before the semester started at her new school. Her name was so unusual that the teacher told the others that she was the new boy Simon. Baffled she pretended to be Simon for the whole school year but revealed herself as a girl in the end.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2005

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