Meaning:hear or listen
Simone is the French derivation of Simon, a Hebrew name that means “hearkening,” 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
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