Simeon: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Simeon

Simeon

Pronunciation: SI-mee-ən (key)

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."

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Related Names:

Sim, Simon

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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).

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Sim, Simi, Moni

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Tsar Simeon
Sim Redmond, jam-band musician
Simeon Rice, football player
Simeon Varlamov, hockey player

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