It comes from the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן Shim'on which means "he has heard" or "God is listening." In the Old Testament, Simeon was the second some of Jacob and one of the ancestors of the 12 tribes of Israel. In the New Testament, Simeon was a man who blessed Jesus as a newborn. There was also a powerful ruler in Bulgaria who bore this name in the 10th-century. Simeon has also been a popular name for saints.
In 2012, Simeon popped back onto the US Top 1000 chart at #980, with 202 male births. It has always been at the bottom of the chart, or just outside of it. It ranked as high as #360 back in 1880 (with 23 boys born). It ranked as low as #2034 in 1928, but has always has usage. Despite the number of births being higher today than ever, the name is still fairly rare but since it is biblical, its not unfamiliar.
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Sister: Amelia, Chloe, Delilah, Hannah, Lucy, Ruth, Sarah, Zoey
Brothers: Caleb, David, Elijah, Joshua, Matthew, Nathan, Samuel
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