The name derives from the Aramaic Shimeon and it means “God hears, listens”. In the Bible we read “Lia conceived again and gave birth to a son. She said: since the Lord heard that I was despised, he has granted also this to me. And she called him Simone”. It's the fourth most diffused feminine name in Italy. Foreign variations: Cymone, Simonette, Simone (French).