Simone Name Meaning & Origin

Simone

Pronunciation: si-MOHN (key)

Origin of the name Simone:

Feminine form of Simon, which is a borrowing from the Ecclesiastic late latin. The name is derived from the Hebrew Shimon, a derivative of shim'ōn (heard).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Simonne

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Comments and insights on the name Simone

Simeon and Simone are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

We have twins..Ryker and Simone. Simone is a family name and we just love it!! We assumed we would call her sisi as a nickname but Mimi stuck so she has been Mimi since day one..beautiful classic name.

Personal experiences with the name Simone

My name is Simone and while it has been a hassle (nobody spells it right, some teased me as a child by calling me Simon) overall I like it. When the kids were little they called me Monie (rhymes with Tony) which I LOVE. They are now in their 40's and still call me Monie. Maybe one day it will become popular enough I won't have to spell it every time I walk in to Starbucks. :)

Our daughter is named Simone so obviously, I love it! Such a beautiful name! We get many compliments on her name and it suits her so well. Smooth and sweet. Nickname for our Simone is Si Si (see see). Didn't plan on it, but it just stuck! Easy for little kids to say too.

A friend's young daughter has this name. I complimented her on it and she frowned and told me she hates it because it's not a girl's name. I think perhaps people mix it up with Simon.

A Simone in our family has the (unfortunate) nickname "Monie" (rhyming with Tony).

I think Monie is a cute nickname!

I know a Simone, and everyone makes fun of her by calling her Simon. Well, I don't. I think it's a really nice name.

Nicknames for Simone

Sisi (sounds like Cee-cee)~edit: "the nickname si si would not work with any french speakers, for it is too close to a boy's thingamajig called zizi, and anyone who knows russian would also laugh if they heard sisi, that is a word for: boobs"~

Mo
Mony
Mona, Mone (like Monet)
Simcha, Sima
Sim
Simz
Simon
Monie

Meanings and history of the name Simone
Famous real-life people named Simone

Simone de Beauvoir, philosopher
Nina Simone (stage name of singer Eunice Kathleen Waymon)
Simone Bienne, co-host of the syndicated radio program 'Loveline'
Simone Signoret, French actress
Simone Weil, Christian philosopher and theologian
Simone Simon, French actress
Simone Biles, American gymnast

Simone in song, story & screen

"Simone" is a waitress who goes to Texas to join Pee-Wee in the movie Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.
"Simone" is the main female character in the 'Crocodile Dundee' movies. (edit - IMDB says the main female character is named Sue)
Minor character in the movie 'Quills'.
S1m0ne is the title character, short for Simulation One, in an Al Pacino movie about a computer-generated movie star.
Au Revoir Simone is an indie pop band from Brooklyn.
Simone Dubois is the main female character in "Dream Chaser", from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter Series.

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