Usage: Simeon is a popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Simeon are in general originating from Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 3.
The name Simeon is ranked on the 4,281st position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 75000 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.002% of the population.
The name Simeon has six characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Simeon for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Simeon, or Shimon is a given name, from the Hebrew שמעון (Biblical Šimʿon, Tiberian Šimʿôn). In Greek, it is written Συμεών, hence the Latinized spelling Symeon.
Biblical: from Hebrew, meaning ‘hearkening’. It is borne by several Old and New Testament characters, rendered in the Authorized Version variously as Shimeon, Simeon, and Simon. In the New Testament, it is the spelling used for the man who blessed the infant Christ (Luke 2: 25).
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