Simon (given name)

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Rubens apostel simon.jpg
St. Simon the Zealot, by Peter Paul Rubens (c. 1611), from his Twelve Apostles series at the Museo del Prado, Madrid
Gender Male
Name day

January 5 (Hungary)
May 3 (Greece)
October 23 (France)

October 28 (Germany, Hungary, Sweden)
Word/name The Bible
Meaning "listen"
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Simon is a common name, from Hebrew שִׁמְעוֹן Šimʻôn, meaning "listen." Some authors consider it a classical Greek name.[1] Commentators on the New Testament question the origin of the name, assuming that it can be either a Hellenised form of the Hebrew Shim'on, or a real Greek name.[2][dubious ]

Simon is one Latinised version of the Hebrew name Shimon, another one being Simeon or Symeon.

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