Simone (pr. see-mawn) is the French feminine form of Simon meaning “he who hears” or “he has heard” derived from Hebrew shama (to hear, listen). Simon is also a Greek name which derives from Ancient Greek simos meaning “flat-nosed, snub-nosed”. Simon is also an Italian male name (pr. see-maw-nee), the Italian form of Simon (its feminine form is Simona). Simone is also an Italian surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Hebrew, Ancient Greek



  • Simon (English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Romanian, Macedonian, Georgian, Ancient Greek)
  • 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:

  • 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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