Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Simon m. Ancient Greek Σίμων 'flat-nosed', which may have been used in the Greek New Testament to render Hebrew שִׁמְעוֹן 'he has heard'.

The name of a Biblical apostle and saint better known as Peter, another Biblical apostle and saint, a Biblical brother of Jesus, a 5th C martyr, a 6th C saint, and a 10th C saint. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Symount.

Belgium
Middle Dutch
1376 Symoen (nom) RSG1376-89 p. 1; 1377 Symoen (nom) ibid. p. 77
Brabant
Latin
1312 Symon (nom) JeanIII p. 15, Symonem (acc) ibid. p. 15
Czech Republic
Latin
1353 Symon (nom) chlumecky 146, Symoni (dat) ibid. 68; 1356 Symon (nom) ibid. 165
Middle High German
1390 Simon (nom) Rössler1 119
England
Latin
c1132 Simone (abl) MemStMF II-I; 1161x1184 Simon (nom) MDE p. 227, no. 1; 1183 Simon (nom) BoldonBuke p. 2; 1185x1186 Simon (nom) PR-XXXVI p. 192; 1189 Simon (nom) GASurv p. 82; c1198 Symon (nom) ibid. p. 246; 1222 Simon (nom) StPaulDom p. 40, Simonis (gen) ibid. p. 10; 1246 Simon (nom) PSS-II p. 6, Simone (abl) ibid. p. 6, Simonis (gen) ibid. p. 6; 1256 Simon (nom) EARNb p. 4, Simonem (acc) ibid. p. 4, Simonis (gen) ibid. p. 2; 1268 Symonem (acc) PSS-CXIV 1; 1279–80 Simon (nom) WaHR-SK p. 57, Simoni (dat) ibid. p. 32, Simonis (gen) ibid. p. 34, Symon (nom) ibid. p. 35, Symone (abl) ibid. p. 65, Symonis (gen) ibid. p. 59; 1296 Simon (nom) RCS-1 p. 92b, Simoni (dat) ibid. p. 94a, Simonis (gen) ibid. p. 93a; 1297 Simon (nom) ComWil-vol1 p. 1; 1298 Symon (nom) ibid. p. 2; 1300 Symon (nom) ProcSuf-vol3 p. 231, Symoni (dat) ibid. p. 242, Symonis (gen) ibid. p. 229; 1327 Simone (abl) SaxhamSf p. 111, Simonis (gen) ibid. p. 111; 1340xc1450 Simon (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 10, Simonis (gen) ibid. p. 6, Symon (nom) ibid. p. 3, Symonis (gen) ibid. p. 31; 1377 Simon (nom) FenPT-2 p. 4, Simonis (gen) ibid. p. 5; 1381 Simon (nom) ibid. p. 9, Suffolk1381 p. 69, Simone (abl) ibid. p. 90, Simonem (acc) ibid. p. 69, Simoni (dat) ibid. p. 135, Simonis (gen) ibid. p. 70, Symon (nom) FenPT-2 p. 6, Suffolk1381 p. 76, Symonem (acc) ibid. p. 68; 1558 Simon (nom) Reg-KirkElla p. 1; 1559 Simon (nom) ibid. p. 1; 1560 Symonis (gen) StMartF p. 60; 1572 Simonis (gen) AuFr Andries
Dutch
1579 Simon AuFr Adams; 1583 Simon ibid. Adams; 1584 Simons (gen) ibid. Brauwers; 1586 Simon ibid. Clerck; 1588 Sijmon ibid. Clerck; 1590 Sijmon ibid. Clerx; 1591 Sijmon ibid. Clerck; 1593 Sijmon ibid. Clerck; 1595 Sijmon ibid. Clercx; 1598 Sijmon ibid. Clerck
Middle English
1418 Symond EEW p. 35; 1433 Simond ibid. p. 94; 1434 Symond ibid. p. 102
1419–20 Symkyn EEW p. 42, Symmykyn ibid. p. 42; 1428 Simkin ibid. p. 82, Symken ibid. p. 82, Symkyn ibid. p. 82; 1434 Symkyng ibid. p. 102
Early Modern English
1530 Simon LIWill-III p. 6, Simond ibid. p. 61, Symon ibid. p. 38; 1534 Symon CovGuild-2 p. 126; 1539 Simon BarnstapleBap p. 1; 1544 Symon ibid. p. 4; 1546 Symon ibid. p. 5; 1548 Symond ibid. p. 6; 1550 Symon ibid. p. 6; 1551 Simond StAnthonlin p. 8, Symond BarnstapleBap p. 7; 1552 Symon ibid. p. 7, Symond ibid. p. 7; 1553 Symon ibid. p. 8; 1554 Symon ibid. p. 8, Symond ibid. p. 8; 1555 Symond ibid. p. 9; 1557 Simon PRThirsk p. 3; 1559 Symond HAmar-vol9 p. 67; 1560 Symon BarnstapleBap p. 10; 1561 Symon ibid. p. 11, COmar-vol5 p. 2, Symond BarnstapleBap p. 11; 1562 Symon ibid. p. 12; 1563 Symon ibid. p. 12; 1563/4 Symon ibid. p. 13; 1563 Symon bruton-vol1; 1564 Symon BarnstapleBap p. 13, COmar-vol5 p. 83; 1565 Symon BarnstapleBap p. 13, COmar-vol5 p. 83, StMaryA p. 4; 1567 Symon COmar-vol5 p. 3; 1570 Simon BEmar-vol1 p. 9; 1571 Symon HAmar-vol9 p. 91; 1574 Symon COmar-vol5 p. 4; 1575 Simon StAnthonlin p. 24; 1576 Simon DEmar-vol1 p. 83; 1577 Symon Bar-in-El p. 9; 1578 Symon COmar-vol5 p. 85; 1581 Symon ibid. p. 6; 1583 Simon BUmar-vol2 p. 63, DEmar-vol2 p. 8; 1588 Simond CAmar-vol1 p. 4; 1589 Symond ibid. p. 130; 1590 Simon bruton-vol1 p. 50, Symon ibid. p. 50; 1591 Simon BEmar-vol2 p. 54, Symon ibid. p. 3, COmar-vol5 p. 86; 1592 Simon DEmar-vol1 p. 86, Symon bruton-vol1 p. 52; 1593 Simon DEmar-vol1 p. 87, StAnthonlin p. 36; 1594 Simon BEmar-vol2 p. 4, DEmar-vol2 p. 29, StAnthonlin p. 37; 1597 Simon ibid. p. 38; 1598 Simon DEmar-vol2 p. 39, Symon StAnthonlin p. 39, Symonde HAmar-vol9 p. 93; 1599 Simonde StAnthonlin p. 40, Symon bruton-vol1 p. 57
1530 Symkyn LIWill-III p. 69
Middle French
1357 Simon SocAntNor-3-3 no. 20
Estonia
Middle Low German
1397 Symen BbRT p. 341, Symon ibid. p. 340; 1409 Symon ibid. p. 345; 1430 Symon ibid. p. 354; 1437 Symon ibid. p. 360; 1524x1532 Simo (nom) Saareste1923b p. 140; 1592 Simon Tiik1977 p. 287
Early Modern Swedish
1564 Simon (nom) Hiiumaa p. 262; 1565 Simon (nom) ibid. p. 126; 1576 Simon (nom) ibid. p. 251; 1583 Simon (nom) ibid. p. 172; 1587 Simon (nom) ibid. p. 160; 1589 Simon (nom) ibid. p. 251; 1590 Simon (nom) ibid. p. 251; 1595 Simon (nom) ibid. p. 251; 1598 Simon (nom) ibid. p. 251
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1548 Simon (nom) Audén1980 p. 169; 1582 Simana (nom) ibid. p. 172, Simon (nom) ibid. p. 172
France
Latin
1067 Symone (abl) CartNDSaintes XII; 1115 Symon (nom) CartNDJosaphat V; 1125 Symon (nom) CartStBert 10, Symonis (gen) ibid. 10; 1133 Symon (nom) CartNDdOurscamp XXX, Symonis (gen) ibid. XXX; 1135 Symon (nom) ibid. LXXVIII, clairvaux-12thc 7, Symone (abl) ibid. 7, Symonis (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXXVIII, clairvaux-12thc 7; 1138 Symon (nom) CartNDdOurscamp LXXXIX; 1138x1162 Simon (nom) clairvaux-12thc 56, Simone (abl) ibid. 56, Simonis (gen) ibid. 58, Symon (nom) ibid. 56, Symone (abl) ibid. 56, Symonis (gen) ibid. 58; 1141 Symon (nom) CartNDdOurscamp LXXI; 1147 Simon (nom) clairvaux-12thc 14, Simone (abl) ibid. 14, Simonis (gen) ibid. 14, Symon (nom) CartNDdOurscamp XCVII, clairvaux-12thc 14; c1147 Symonis (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXII; 1147 Symonis (gen) clairvaux-12thc 15; 1147x1162 Symon (nom) ibid. 45; 1162 Symonis (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXIII; a1163 Simone (abl) clairvaux-12thc 98, Symon (nom) ibid. 98, Symone (abl) ibid. 98; 1163 Symonis (gen) ibid. 99; 1164 Simone (abl) ibid. 121, Symon (nom) ibid. 121; 1170 Simonis (gen) ibid. 137; c1170 Symonis (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXXXIV; 1171 Symon (nom) clairvaux-12thc 142, Symone (abl) ibid. 142; 1173 Symonis (gen) NDParisII 1-III; 1178 Symonis (gen) clairvaux-12thc 167; 1179 Simon (nom) ibid. 172, Simone (abl) ibid. 172, Symon (nom) ibid. 176, Symone (abl) ibid. 176; 1180 Simon (nom) RotScaNor p. 15, Simone (abl) ibid. p. 4, Simonis (gen) ibid. p. 16; 1188 Symon (nom) CartNDdOurscamp XCIV; 1190 Symon (nom) ibid. CIII; 1196 Symon (nom) ibid. LXIV; 1200 Symone (abl) ibid. LXXVII; 1201 Symon (nom) ibid. LXI, NDParisII 1-IX; 1203 Symon (nom) CartNDdOurscamp LXV; 1205 Symonis (gen) ibid. XXXIII; 1209 Symone (abl) ibid. XXXIV, Symonis (gen) ibid. XXXIV; 1217 Symon (nom) NDParisII 2-LVI; 1219 Symon (nom) CartAub, Symonis (gen) ibid.; 1220 Simon (nom) NDParisII 2-LXVIII; 1231 Symon (nom) ibid. 2-CV; 1233 Symon (nom) ibid. 2-XXIV; 1236 Symon (nom) ibid. 2-XXXIX, Symone (abl) ibid. 2-XXXIX, Symonis (gen) ibid. 2-XXXIX; 1239 Simonis (gen) St-Bernard-Romans 382b; 1247 Simonem (acc) KD-1 no. 7; 1248 Symonj (dat) ibid. no. 8; 1257 Simon (nom) ArrestReg-volI XXXIII, Pentecost, Symonem (acc) ibid. VII, St. Martin; 1258 Simonem (acc) ibid. XIII, Pentecost, Simonis (gen) ibid. III, Pentecost, Symon (nom) ibid. XXVII, Candlemas, Symonem (acc) ibid. XXVII, Candlemas, Symonis (gen) ibid. XXXI, pluribus; 1259 Simonem (acc) ibid. XII, Pentecost, Simonis (gen) ibid. IX, Pentecost; 1260 Simon (nom) ibid. XXIII, Ascension, Simonem (acc) ibid. XXIII, Ascension, Simonis (gen) ibid. XII, Ascension, Symonem (acc) ibid. I, Candlemas; 1263 Symonis (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XXIII; 1267 Symon (nom) NDParisII 2-XXVII; 1269 Simon (nom) ibid. 2-III, Symon (nom) CartNDdOurscamp LXI; 1270 Symon (nom) NDParisII 2-XLI, Symonis (gen) ibid. 2-XLI; 1273 Symon (nom) ibid. 2-XLIII, Symonis (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XXVI; 1274 Symon (nom) NDParisII 2-LV; 1275 Symonis (gen) CartNDdOurscamp CX; 1300 Symonis (gen) ibid. LXIX; 1301 Simonis (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 222, Symon (nom) ibid. p. 202, Symonis (gen) ibid. p. 202; 1304 Symonis (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXXXVI; 1378 Simoni (dat) hanquetvol1 1972, Symon (nom) ibid. 213, Symoni (dat) ibid. 213, Symonis (gen) ibid. 270
1376 Simonetus (nom) St-Bernard-Romans 383; 1378 Simoneto (dat) hanquetvol1 788
Old French
1280 Simons (nom) CartNDdOurscamp CXXVII; 1292 Symon 1292paris p. 2; 1296 Symon paris1296 p.4; 1301 Simon (obl) MemPic-vol17 p. 237, Simons (nom) ibid. p. 241, Symons (nom) ibid. p. 271; 1313 Symon Paris1313 p. 1; 1327 Simon MemDocMan-2 p.178, Symon ibid. p. 188
1296 Symonnet paris1296 p. 7; 1313 Symonet Paris1313 p. 5
Middle French
1392 Simon MemBret-II col. 600; 1415[1469x1471] Symon Waurin p. 225; 1418 Simon HGParis p. 373, Symon ibid. p. 373; 1421 Simon favier 97; 1423 Symon ibid. 76; 1438 Simon ibid. p. 267; 1493 Simon MSR1838 p. 380; 1562 Simon RegPCC-1 p. 9, Symon ibid. p. 17; 1563 Symon ibid. p. 22; 1564 Symon ibid. p. 72; 1565 Symon ibid. p. 123; 1566 Symon ibid. p. 226; 1567 Symon ibid. p. 300; 1568 Symon ibid. p. 375; 1571 Symon ibid. p. 439; 1588 Simon raymond1588 p. 566
1392 Simonet MemBret-II col. 601; 1418 Simonet HGParis p. 384, Simonin ibid. p. 387, Simonnet ibid. p. 377, Symmonet ibid. p. 377; 1421 Simmonet favier 238, Simonnet ibid. 127, Symmonet ibid., Symonnet ibid. 319; 1423 Symonnet ibid. 60; 1438 Simonnet ibid. 129
Germany
Latin
865 Simonem (acc) HambUrk-vol1 XVIII; 930 Symon (nom) quix-vol1 10; 1197 Simon (nom) ibid. 83; 1221 Simon (nom) hennes-vol1 59; 1254 Symon (nom) ibid. 153; 1401 symoni (dat) HD1401 no. 188, symonis (gen) ibid. no. 240
Early New High German
1497 Simon Nurn1497 959, Symon ibid. 1032
Hungary
Latin
1351 Symone (abl) CDH-IX-II I
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Simon (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 19, Simonis (gen) ibid. III, p. 14, Simund (nom) ibid. III, p. 10, Simundi (gen) ibid. III, p. 13, Simundus (nom) ibid. III, p. 6
Italy
Latin
1237 Symonem (acc) TirNot1 587, Symonis (gen) ibid. 580; 1285 Simon (nom) Perugia1285 p. 153, Simonis (gen) ibid. p. 154; 1310 Symon (nom) MonRav-2 CCCL, Symonus (nom) ibid. CCCL; 1326 Simone (abl) Friuli-14thC no. 445, Symone (abl) ibid. no. 427; 1376 Symone (abl) DouGen1 p. 49, Symonis (gen) ibid. p. 228; 1464 Simonis (gen) CUP-III-I CCXXXI, Symon (nom) ibid. CCXXXI; 1522x1532 Simon (nom) DSF p. 56, 3; 1527 Simon (nom) Rome1527 p. 86
1464 Symoninus (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI; 1522x1532 Simonellus (nom) DSF p. 58, 29
Latvia
Latin
1289 Seymonis (gen) RigSB 522
Middle Low German
1514 Symon Mettig1892 p. 4; 1532 Symon Arbusow p. 97; 1565x1577 Simon ibid. p. 97
Lithuania
Latin
1551x1555 Szymkus (nom) Kaunas2006 p. 85
Polish
1551x1555 Simon (nom) Kaunas2006 p. 85
1561x1565 Schymosʒ (nom) Kaunas2006 p. 85
The Netherlands
Dutch
1561 Simon MagMiddelburg-1560; 1562 Simon ibid.; 1563 Simon ibid.; 1564 Simon ibid.; 1565 Simon ibid.; 1566 Simon ibid.; 1567 Simon ibid.; 1568 Simon ibid.; 1569 Simon ibid.; 1570 Simon ibid.; 1571 Simon ibid.; 1572 Simon ibid.; 1573 Simon ibid.; 1574 Simon ibid.; 1575 Simon ibid.; 1576 Simon ibid.; 1577 Simon ibid.; 1578 Simon ibid.; 1579 Simon ibid.; 1580 Simon ibid.; 1581 Simon ibid.; 1582 Simon ibid.; 1583 Simon ibid.; 1584 Simon ibid., Symon ibid.; 1585 Simon ibid.; 1586 Simon ibid.; 1587 Simon ibid.; 1588 Simon ibid.; 1589 Simon ibid.; 1590 Simon ibid.; 1591 Simon ibid.; 1592 Simon ibid.; 1593 Simon ibid.; 1594 Simon ibid.; 1595 Simon ibid.; 1596 Simon ibid.; 1597 Simon ibid.; 1598 Simon ibid.; 1599 Simon ibid.
Scotland
Latin
a1199 Simone (abl) CartNBer 2; 1376 Symone (abl) morton-vol1 16, Symoni (dat) ibid. 16, Symonis (gen) ibid. 16; 1424 Symone (abl) RMSRS-2 13, Symonis (gen) ibid. 18; 1426 Simone (abl) ibid. 54, Simoni (dat) ibid. 46
Spain
Latin
1489 Simon (nom) carbonell-I p. 31; 1490 Simon (nom) ibid. p. 45; 1491 Simon (nom) ibid. p. 59, Simonis (gen) ibid. p. 64
Catalan
1510 Eximeno valencia1510 4087, Simo ibid. 3246
Spanish
1495 Ximeno montalvo; 1496 Ximon olite1496 p. 190
Sweden
Latin
1350 Symon (nom) SDHK no. 6057, Symonis (gen) ibid. no. 6057
Old Swedish
1383 Symon SRA-vol2 no. 1904
Cite as: G. Grim, R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Simon". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Simon.