Simeon

First Name
8k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Simeon

"Simeon" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "To be Heard". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. (Old Testament) the 2nd son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel
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Old Testament Hebrew שִׁמְעוֹן (“hearkening, listening”); Simeon, a son of Jacob.

  1. (biblical) Second son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
  2. (biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Simeon.
  3. A male given name.

Simeon was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Simeon

Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha is royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1943 to 1946. Simeon was born as the child of Boris III of Bulgaria and Giovanna of Italy on June 16th, 1937 in Sofia.

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Siméon Poisson was a scientist in the field of mathematics. Siméon was born on June 21st, 1781 in Pithiviers. He left this life on April 25th, 1840.

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Simeon is a saint. He holds the title Prophet and God-Receiver.

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Simeon Datumanong is a Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Maguindanao's Second District, Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblyman) from Maguindanao, Governor of Maguindanao, Governor of Cotabato, Vice-Governor of Cotabato, Secretary of Justice, Secretary of Public W. His career lasted from 2007 to 2001. Simeon was born on June 17th, 1935.

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Simeon the Great is a monarch. His career lasted from 893 to 927.

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Simeon Jackson is a soccer player for the Blackburn Rovers F.C., Dulwich Hamlet F.C., Rushden & Diamonds F.C., Raunds Town F.C., Gillingham F.C., Norwich City F.C., Eintracht Braunschweig, Millwall F.C., Coventry City F.C., Barnsley F.C., Canada men's national under-20 soccer team, and Canada men. Simeon was born on March 28th, 1987 in Kingston, Jamaica. Simeon is also known as Jackson and Simeon Alexander.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Simeon

Simeon is a saint. He holds the title Prophet and God-Receiver.

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He holds the title Archduke, Prince Simeon of Austria, Prince Simeon of Hungary, Croatia, and Bohemia. Archduke was born as the child of Archduke Rudolf of Austria (1919–2010) and Countess Xenia Czernichev-Besobrasov on June 29th, 1958 in Katana, South Kivu, Belgian Congo.

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Charles was born on September 24th, 1759 in Reading, Berkshire, England. He left this life on November 13th, 1836.

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Saint Simeon was a saint. He holds the title Bishop and Martyr. Saint was born in Galilee. He breathed his last breath in 107.

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Xavier was born on August 31st, 1989 in Brussels, Belgium.

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David Simeon is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to present. David was given the name David John Townsend on May 17th, 1943 in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England.

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How popular is the baby name Simeon in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 23 0 23
1881 17 0 17
1882 19 0 19
1883 13 0 13
1884 19 0 19
1885 10 0 10
1886 14 0 14
1887 6 0 6
1888 18 0 18
1889 14 0 14
1890 6 0 6
1892 13 0 13
1893 8 0 8
1894 7 0 7
1895 11 0 11
1896 6 0 6
1897 6 0 6
1898 8 0 8
1901 6 0 6
1902 10 0 10
1903 5 0 5
1904 7 0 7
1905 7 0 7
1906 12 0 12
1907 9 0 9
1908 7 0 7
1909 6 0 6
1910 10 0 10
1911 9 0 9
1912 22 0 22
1913 18 0 18
1914 21 0 21
1915 34 0 34
1916 30 0 30
1917 34 0 34
1918 28 0 28
1919 32 0 32
1920 28 0 28
1921 23 0 23
1922 22 0 22
1923 26 0 26
1924 38 0 38
1925 33 0 33
1926 28 0 28
1927 26 0 26
1928 16 0 16
1929 33 0 33
1930 28 0 28
1931 27 0 27
1932 29 0 29
1933 25 0 25
1934 19 0 19
1935 24 0 24
1936 14 0 14
1937 14 0 14
1938 23 0 23
1939 24 0 24
1940 20 0 20
1941 25 0 25
1942 17 0 17
1943 23 0 23
1944 25 0 25
1945 20 0 20
1946 19 0 19
1947 24 0 24
1948 31 0 31
1949 15 0 15
1950 31 0 31
1951 24 0 24
1952 26 0 26
1953 24 0 24
1954 22 0 22
1955 21 0 21
1956 31 0 31
1957 25 0 25
1958 29 0 29
1959 29 0 29
1960 30 0 30
1961 19 0 19
1962 30 0 30
1963 36 0 36
1964 30 0 30
1965 28 0 28
1966 33 0 33
1967 22 0 22
1968 28 0 28
1969 31 0 31
1970 46 0 46
1971 46 0 46
1972 61 0 61
1973 55 0 55
1974 59 0 59
1975 64 0 64
1976 64 0 64
1977 84 5 79
1978 61 0 61
1979 69 0 69
1980 99 0 99
1981 100 0 100
1982 79 0 79
1983 77 0 77
1984 89 0 89
1985 73 0 73
1986 81 0 81
1987 80 0 80
1988 88 0 88
1989 116 5 111
1990 91 0 91
1991 89 0 89
1992 92 0 92
1993 101 0 101
1994 91 0 91
1995 116 0 116
1996 149 0 149
1997 148 5 143
1998 175 0 175
1999 156 0 156
2000 178 5 173
2001 156 0 156
2002 148 0 148
2003 210 0 210
2004 209 0 209
2005 215 0 215
2006 196 0 196
2007 215 0 215
2008 209 0 209
2009 194 0 194
2010 196 0 196
2011 177 5 172
2012 204 0 204
2013 176 0 176
2014 174 0 174
2015 203 0 203
2016 199 0 199

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Popularity of Simeon as a first name

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Popularity of Simeon as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Simeon U.S.
  White 17.81% 64.26%
  African American 55.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.75% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.79% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Simeon

People with the last name Simeon are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Simeon

  • How Popular is the name Simeon? Simeon is the 2,860th most popular name of all time. As a last name Simeon was the 11,653rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Simeon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,751 babies born with the first name Simeon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Simeon to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Simeon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 23 new born babies.
  • When was Simeon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Simeon is Wednesday, January 9th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Simeon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Simeon was in 2005 with a total of 215 babies.
  • Random Simeon Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Simeon ranks 29th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 5 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Simeon: Your name in reverse order is Noemis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Einosm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Simeon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,690 people with the last name Simeon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Simeon? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Simeon as their last name since less than 1 person in 110k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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