Simon is a derivative of the name Shim'on, which was taken from the Hebrew language. The name Simon has strong biblical connotations, as it is the name of two of Jesus' disciples and the name of the man who carried the crucifixion cross. Related to its Hebrew and biblical origins, Simon is generally understood to mean "he has heard" or "the listener." The name has remained steady in popularity within the United States, although it is increasingly popular in Austria and Belgium.
Similar Names: Simeon, Symon
Famous Simon Names: Simon Cowell (television personality), Simon Gallup (musician)