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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: He who has Heard

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Simon

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Simon in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Simon:

  • Records indicate that 50,534 boys in the United States have been named Simon since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,429 people in the U.S. were given the name Simon. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Simon

    75% Approval Rating
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      9 Positive Comments

  • "Simon is one of the greatest names with a great pronunciation so I don't know why you think it sound silly pleb's." Oct. 2, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Simon is a great name. I am 52 and have put up with all the simon says and best of all tell em, your own simon says jokes that throws them. Mine is "simple simon met a pieman going the fair, said simple simon to the pieman what have you got there? Said the pieman to simple simon pies dopey!!" Live life to the full for everyday is special when you are a Simon" Dec. 21, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Simon and always enjoyed my name. It rare compared to John or Peter but carries a certain gentle masculinity." Apr. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our first son Simon. We wanted something that wasn't overly popular for his age group yet wasn't made-up sounding. We've only received compliments about it (and him)." Mar. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Simon, i suppose im a very vain person im always thinking about the way i look. But i dont mind getting dirty so its all cool, i tend to need alcohol or Cannabis to really relax although a nice sex session also does wonders." Jul. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Simon and always have. I even had a doll as a kid that I named "Simon." I hope to have a son soon that I can name Simon! :) I agree with the other comments that Simon is a very strong, masculine, traditional but not too common (classic is a good way to put it!) name." May. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Simon is a great name, very masculine and strong! And it's not too common, either." Mar. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's a great name! It's masculine...Biblical...a little unusual, but not strange" Jan. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Simon after his grandfather, Simeon. However, we've always considered the name Simon to be so CLASSIC and timeless. How could you go wrong with the name like Simon especially since we live in such a globalized community where we've learned that his name is perceived in a positive vibe! Lastly, don't pay attention to those silly nay-sayers who still drop silly "Simon Says" remarks! They're foolish! Simon is a fabulous name." Jun. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "As an adult I have no qualms with my name. As a child and teen, I found it stressful to speak my own name. The name sounds nice with pronounced with a short O sound. Phonologically speaking, the short O is between the long O and short I sounds. Pronouncing Sim-O-n with a long O sound or Sim-I-n with a short I sound was very ugly in my opinion and I was often worried that I would accidentally speak my name in either of these ways rather than with the balanced short O sound. It was a very silly problem to have but it did have the consequence of causing me to mumble when introducing myself. I'm over it but it was very frustrating for a long time!" Jun. 9, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "No! There are so many great names out there - why choose Simon??!" Jan. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't like Simon although being my name. It sounds silly and weird" Nov. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "My boyfriend's name is Simon. It does the job and he comes when called but it's not particularly good for nicknames. Also too many simon says jokes." May. 2, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Always loved the name Simon, so we named our son Simon. Parents said he'd be teased as in Simple Simon the nursery rhyme. Noone ever seems to know that, or any nursery rhymes now, but even if they did, my response is that you teach kids to stand up to teasing and don't give bullys the power by not naming your child a certain name! Anyway, he's a wonderful kid and never been teased. We like that it's not that common, although I admit I rarely tell people on line the name, as I don't want to encourage others to pick that name!! We find more older people called Simon, than kid, and they tend to have some British background." Nov. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my brother's name is simon john, named after my great grandpa & grandpa. The name always reminds me of a fish lol.:)" Apr. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

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