Simon

noun
Si·​mon | \ ˈsī-mən How to pronounce Simon (audio) \

Definition of Simon

 (Entry 1 of 6)

1 : peter

called also Simon Peter

2 : one of the twelve disciples of Jesus

called also Simon the Zealot

3 : a kinsman of Jesus
4 : a Cyrenian constrained to help Jesus bear his cross to his place of crucifixion

called also Simon the Cyrenian

Simon

biographical name (1)
Si·​mon | \ sē-ˈmōⁿ How to pronounce Simon (audio) \

Definition of Simon (Entry 2 of 6)

Claude (-Eugène-Henri) 1913–2005 French writer

Simon

biographical name (2)
Si·​mon | \ ˈsī-mən How to pronounce Simon (audio) \

Definition of Simon (Entry 3 of 6)

1st Viscount 1873–1954 John Allsebrook Simon British jurist and statesman

Simon

biographical name (3)

Definition of Simon (Entry 4 of 6)

Herbert Alexander 1916–2001 American economist

Simon

biographical name (4)

Definition of Simon (Entry 5 of 6)

(Marvin) Neil 1927–2018 American dramatist

Simon

biographical name (5)

Definition of Simon (Entry 6 of 6)

Paul (Frederic) 1941–     American singer and songwriter

First Known Use of Simon

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Simon

Noun

Greek Simōn, from Hebrew Shimʽōn

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“Simon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Simon. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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