Simon

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See also: simon, simón, and Simón

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Etymology[edit]

New Testament version of Classical Hebrew שִׁמְעוֹן (shim'ón, hearkening), shaped to look like a Greek name; confer Σίμων (Símōn) and Σῖμος (Sîmos, flat-nose).

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Simon

  1. Name of any of a number of men in the New Testament, notably the original name of Apostle Peter.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Matthew 10:1-3:
      Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
  2. A male given name.
    • 1996 Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace, Bloomsbury, ISBN 0-7475-27873, page 379:
      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.
  3. A patronymic surname​.
    Paul Simon

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Danish[edit]

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Simon

  1. Simon (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 20 551 males with the given name Simon have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Finnish[edit]

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Simon

  1. Simon (biblical figure)

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Simon

  1. Genitive singular form of Simo.

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French[edit]

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Simon

  1. Simon (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.
  3. A patronymic surname​.

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German[edit]

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Simon ? (genitive Simons)

  1. Simon (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.
  3. A patronymic surname​.

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Norwegian[edit]

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Simon

  1. Simon (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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Simon

  1. Simon (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.