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Simon

Simon is a male name meaning “he who hears” or “he has heard” derived from Hebrew shama (to hear, listen). Simon is also Greek name which derives from Ancient Greek simos meaning “flat-nosed, snub-nosed”. Simon is the name of one of the Telchines in Greek mythology, skilled metallurgists who made the sickle used by Kronus to castrate his father Ouranos and Poseidon‘s trident. They apparently had the heads of dogs and the hands of fish fins. Simon is also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Hebrew, Ancient Greek

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Variants:

  • Simeon (English, Bulgarian, Serbian)
  • Symeon (Biblical Greek)
  • Shimon (Hebrew)
  • Shimmel (Yiddish diminutive of Shimon)
  • Simone (Italian)
  • Ximun (Basque)
  • Šimun (Croatian)
  • Šimon (Czech, Slovak)
  • Siemen (Dutch, Frisian)
  • Simo (Finnish, Serbian)
  • Simoni (Georgian)
  • Simonas (Lithuanian)
  • Ximeno (medieval Spanish)
  • Szymon (Polish)
  • Simão (Portuguese)
  • Simion (Romanian)
  • Semen (Ukrainian, Russian)
  • Symon (Russian)
  • Semyon (Russian)
  • Simón (Spanish)
  • Simen (Norwegian)

 

Female forms:

  • Simone (French, English)
  • Simona (Italian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Lithuanian, Slovene)
  • Simonetta (Italian diminutive of Simona)
  • Šimona (Czech)
  • Ximena (Spanish)
  • Jimena (Spanish)
  • Simonette (English)

 

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