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Definitions for Simon
ˈsaɪ mən; Fr. siˈmɔ̃ for 7si·mon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Simon, St. Simon, Simon Zelotes, Simon the Zealot, Simon the Canaanitenoun

    one of the twelve Apostles (first century)

  2. Simon, Paul Simonnoun

    United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942)

  3. Simon, Neil Simon, Marvin Neil Simonnoun

    United States playwright noted for light comedies (born in 1927)

  4. Simon, Herb Simon, Herbert A. Simon, Herbert Alexander Simonnoun

    United States economist and psychologist who pioneered in the development of cognitive science (1916-2001)


  1. Simonnoun

    Any of a number of men in the New Testament, notably the original name of Apostle Peter.

  2. simonnoun

    Sixpence coin.

  3. Simonnoun

    Name of any of a number of men in the New Testament, notably the original name of Apostle Peter.

  4. Simonnoun

    A male given name from Hebrew.

    His first name is Simon. I wonder why his mother named him that, or it may have been his father. My own father never bothered with the naming of us, it was up to Mother and Aunt Pauline. There is Simon Peter the Apostle, of course, who was made a fisher of men by our Lord. But there is also Simple Simon. Met a pie man, going to the fair.

  5. Simonnoun

    A patronymic surname.

    Paul Simon

  6. Etymology: From Ancient Greek Σίμων (Símōn), from Biblical Hebrew שִׁמְעוֹן (šimʿōn, " hearkening"). In Britain, confusion arose at an early date due to similarity with native Sigmund (Siegmund), and its Norman introduced variant, Simund. Doublet of Simeon.


  1. simon

    Simon is a common Western first name, derived from the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim'on) which means 'he has heard' or 'God has heard'. It has been widely popular for hundreds of years and is used in multiple cultures around the world. Notably, it is the name of several biblical characters and saints. Apart from this, Simon could also refer to a popular electronic game of the 80s which involves following a sequence of lights and sounds.


  1. Simon

    Simon is an electronic game of memory skill invented by Ralph H. Baer and Howard J. Morrison, with software programming by Lenny Cope, and manufactured and distributed by Milton Bradley. Simon was launched in 1978 at Studio 54 in New York City and was an immediate success, becoming a pop culture symbol of the 1970s and 1980s.

Suggested Resources

  1. simon

    Song lyrics by simon -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by simon on the Lyrics.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SIMON

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Simon is ranked #397 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Simon surname appeared 80,460 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 27 would have the surname Simon.

    65% or 52,371 total occurrences were White.
    22.5% or 18,112 total occurrences were Black.
    7% or 5,680 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.7% or 2,213 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.9% or 1,553 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 539 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Simon' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2524

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Simon' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1807

Anagrams for Simon »

  1. Minos

  2. osmin

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Simon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Simon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Simon in a Sentence

  1. Annette Edwards:

    I haven't got a clue who's to blame, but it's certainly very weird when Simon was so healthy.

  2. John Swartzwelder:

    The' Army Man' jokes got me my initial interview with Sam Simon and Matt Groening [ Groening ], which led to my first script assignment,' Bart the General,' but I wasn't actually hired to work on staff until I'd done three episodes. ' The Simpsons' didn't have enough money for a full-time writing staff until late in 1989. They've got enough now, of course.

  3. Gail Bradbrook:

    I think Simon Bramwell once said,' it's like we need the activists to get on the yoga mats and the yoga mat people to get on the street,'.

  4. Zachary Quinto:

    I feel like we are in a state of anticipation, all of us are really excited about the idea of working with Quentin on a ‘Trek’ film, but I know Simon Pegg and Doug Jung… are writing a script and there are another set of writers writing a script. So I don’t know. I don’t know what’s going to happen.

  5. Paul Adornato:

    David Simon has shown discipline over the years in walking away when either the numbers don't make sense or the deal is dead.

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