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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Simian

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Sim"i*an
Of or pertaining to the family Simiadæ, which, in its widest sense, includes all the Old World apes and monkeys; also, apelike.

Etymology: L. simia an ape

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An ape or monkey
  2. Relating to or resembling an ape ("simian features")

From Latin sīmia (“ape, monkey”), from Ancient Greek σιμός (simós, “snub-nosed”).

  1. An ape or monkey, especially an anthropoid.

simian was also found in the following language(s): Esperanto

Notable Persons With the Last Name Simian

Lü was born on February 27th, 1884 in Wujin, Jiangsu, China. He left this life on October 9th, 1957.


Stéphane was born on June 8th, 1967 in Saint-Symphorien-d'Ozon, France.


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Popularity of Simian as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Simian

  • When was the first name Simian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Simian is Wednesday, January 24th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Simian? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Simian. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Simian: Your name in reverse order is Naimis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Samini. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Simian born Jul 3, 1961

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of France approximately on 850. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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