Simeon Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Simeon:
Derived from the Hebrew shim'ōn (heard). The name is borned in the Bible by several characters, including a devout man who was visiting the temple when the infant Jesus was being presented before God. Upon seeing the Christ child, he uttered words of thanksgiving and prophecy which are now set in the canticle "Nunc Dimittis."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Simeon and Simone are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
Though I love the biblical Simeon, I admit my husband and I are always tripped up by the fact that it has the same pronunciation as "simian" (ape-like).
Love this name! It's unusual and biblical and I like it better than Simon.
My son is named Simeon after his great great grandfather (and many Simeons before him). It often gets mispronounced as Simon, and some children misheard it as "cinnamon", which was more adorable than anything. We call him Sim most of the time and I have no regrets about choosing this name for him!
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Sim, Simi, Moni
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Sim Redmond, jam-band musician
Simeon Rice, football player
Simeon Varlamov, hockey player
Colonel Simeon Perkins, Nova Scotian militia leader
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