US Popularity:1728
Other Origin(s):Italian, Hebrew
Meaning:Hearkening; Hear, listen
Simone is a feminine name and the French and Italian derivation of Simon, a Hebrew name that means “hearkening.” In this context, "hearkening" serves as the archaic word for “hear” or “listen.” Simone is gender-neutral but is most commonly used as a girl’s name, especially in France. Simone has numerous feminine and masculine variants, including Simona, Simon, and Simeon. If you want to stick to the traditional—and trés chic—French spelling, then baby will be in the company of some legendary women. These include French feminist and writer Simone de Beauvoir, and, more recently, American gymnast Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast of all time.

Famous People Named Simone

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  • Nina Simone
    Civil Rights Activist

Simone Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Simone is currently #854 on The Bump
Boy:Simone is currently #469 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Simone is currently #636 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Simone is currently #1728 in U.S. births
Boy:Simone is currently #13829 in U.S. births
Girl:Simone is currently #927 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

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