- the original name of the apostle Peter.Compare Peter.
- Simon the Zealot, one of the twelve apostles. Matt. 10:4.
- the Canaanite, one of the twelve apostles. Matt. 10:4; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15.
- a relative, perhaps a brother, of Jesus: sometimes identified with Simon the Canaanite. Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3.
- (“Simon Magus”) the Samaritan sorcerer who was converted by the apostle Philip. Acts 8:9–24.
- (“Simon Magus”) fl. 2nd century a.d. ?, founder of a Gnostic sect and reputed prototype of the Faust legend: often identified with the Biblical Simon Magus.
- Claude [klohd] /kloʊd/, 1913–2005, French novelist, born in Madagascar: Nobel prize 1985.
- Herbert Alexander,1916–2001, U.S. social scientist and economist: Nobel prize 1978.
- Sir John (Allse·brook) [awlz-broo k] /ˈɔlzˌbrʊk/, 1873–1954, British statesman and lawyer.
- Neil,born 1927, U.S. playwright.
- Paul,born 1942, U.S. singer and songwriter.
- a male given name, form of Simeon.
Examples from the Web for simon
In Psycho a psychiatrist (the young Simon Oakland) tells us in clinical terms what we've seen.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
The coup came just months after Simon revealed he had beaten throat cancer.
Simon did not expect to inherit, and in a way he never really did.
Finally, Ciolino volunteered a lawyer, Jack Rimland, to represent Simon in court.Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project
November 13, 2014
Simon Fisher Turner told me he last saw Jarman lying dead in the hospital chapel.The Queer Genius of Film Director Derek Jarman
November 1, 2014
Simon answered and said, I suppose that he to whom he forgave most.
And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, seest thou this woman?
She was no longer what she had been, and what Simon supposed her.
He put up his horse, and walked through the lane to Simon's.
Fanny had found another; she said nothing to Sarah or to Simon.
- the original name of (Saint) Peter (def. 1)
- New Testament
- See Simon Zelotes
- Also: Simon the Tannera relative of Jesus, who may have been identical with Simon Zelotes (Matthew 13:55)
- Also: Simon the Tannera Christian of Joppa with whom Peter stayed (Acts of the Apostles 9:43)
- John (Allsebrook), 1st Viscount Simon. 1873–1954, British statesman and lawyer. He was Liberal home secretary (1915–16) and, as a leader of the National Liberals, foreign secretary (1931–35), home secretary (1935–37), Chancellor of the Exchequer (1937–40), Lord Chancellor (1940–45)
- (Marvin) Neil. born 1927, US dramatist and librettist, whose plays include Barefoot in the Park (1963), California Suite (1976), Biloxi Blues (1985), Lost in Yonkers (1990), and London Suite (1995): many have been made into films
- Paul. born 1941, US pop singer and songwriter. His albums include: with Art Garfunkel (born 1941), The Sounds of Silence (1966), and Bridge over Troubled Water (1970); and, solo, Graceland (1986), The Rhythm of the Saints (1990), and You're The One (2000)
Word Origin and History for simon
masc. proper name, from Latin, from Greek Symeon, from Hebrew Shim'on, literally "hearkening, hearing," from shama "he heard." In English Old Testaments, usually printed as Simeon, but in New Testament almost always as Simon. Confused with Greek masc. proper name Simon, which is from simos "snub-nosed."