Simone (given name)

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Simone
Other names
Variant form(s) Jimena, Simona, Ximena

Simone is a female given name derived from Simon, Hebrew Simeon, meaning "one who hears". It first appears in Iberia from the 10th century, as Jimena, Ximena, feminine eponym of Jimeno (Simeon) II of Pamplona, founder of the Jiménez dynasty. Simone itself is the French spelling; it is sometimes spelled Simonne.

Simone - pronounced see-MAW-ne - is also the Italian spelling of the male given name, Simon; the Italian feminine form is Simona.

At present, it is common in Portuguese.

In Romania the feminine form Simona is widely spread whereas the masculine Simon is very rare.

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