Simon: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sī'mun Fr. sē&sylpmôn' for 7), [key]
- the original name of the apostle Peter. Cf.
- Simon the Zealot, one of the twelve apostles. Matt. 10:4.
- 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.
- born 1913, French novelist: Nobel prize 1985.
- born 1916, U.S. social scientist and economist: Nobel prize 1978.
- 1873–1954, British statesman and lawyer.
- born 1927, U.S. playwright.
- born 1942, U.S. singer, songwriter, and actor.
- a male given name, form of
- simon (Thesaurus)