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Simone may be most well known for gymnast Simone Biles or actress Simone Simon. The name has been around in France since the late nineteenth century, however. It is actually just the female version of the male Simon from the Bible.

Meaning of the name Simone:

French: hearkening, to be heard

Origin of the name Simone:

Simone is a sophisticated name for girls that originated in France. The French people wanted to come up with a feminized version of the Biblical name Simon. It became popular during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Symbolism of the name Simone:

Simone has the same meanings as the Biblical name Simon. In Hebrew, the boy name translates to “hearkening” or “to be heard.”

Style of the name Simone:

Traditional

Gender of the name Simone:

Simone is a girl's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Simone:

Se-MON

Number of syllables in the name Simone:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Simone:

Simone feels formal, mysterious, and classic. It is strong and refined.

Alternative spellings for the name Simone:

  • Simonne

Nicknames for the name Simone:

  • Simi
  • Simmi
  • Mona
  • Money
  • Mony
  • Moni
  • Monie
  • Sisi
  • Nomi

Popularity of the name Simone:

The baby name Simone became a top 1,000 option in America in 1937 at rank 687. In 1988, it became a top 400 name until 1991, which is the highest it has ever ranked for baby girls. As of 2020, the name is all the way back at rank 875.

Related names for the name Simone:

Great middle names for Simone and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Simone:

  • Simone Biles (Olympic gymnast)
  • Simone Manuel (Olympic swimmer)
  • Simone Simon (actress, “Cat People”)
  • Simone de Beauvoir (feminist, author, “The Second Sex”)
  • Simone Weil (French philosopher)
  • Simone Elkeles (novelist, “Rules of Attraction”)
  • Simone Eden (professional model)

Simones in popular culture:

  • Simone Cassidy (character from “Treasure Huntress” books)
  • Simone Davis (main character from “Star”)
  • Simone Sinclair (character from “Switched at Birth”)
  • Simone Daniels (character from “Prom”)
  • Simone Deveaux (character from “Heroes”)
  • Simone (character from “The Partridge Family”)