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National Simon Day – December 8, 2022

National Simon Day is observed every year on December 8 to show appreciation for the Simons around the world. Simon is a given name for boys. People named Simon are believed to be deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality, operating on a different wavelength than other people. Simons like to spend time alone so they can contemplate philosophical, religious, and spiritual ideas to find ‘real truth.’ Simons are wise. They can also be mysterious as if they have tapped into something that other people don’t understand. People named Simon are constantly seeking to understand human nature.

History of National Simon Day

National Simon Day is a special day that takes place every year on December 8. The main purpose is to show love and appreciation for all the people named Simon around the world.

The name Simon has been present on the U.S. naming charts since the year 1880 when the U.S. government first began tracking naming trends. At the turn of the 20th century, the name enjoyed moderately high levels of success. It however started losing steam as the decades progressed. Simon reached its lowest point on the charts and was only used in moderation by the 1960s. Simon has been slowly clawing his way back up the charts in the past 40 years. Although it has not gotten to the same levels of usage it had maintained in the 1880s.

Simon is a name that sounds very English, just like Oliver, Owen, Ewan, Gavin, or Liam. Simon is a name that is favored by many parents for little boys. Men named Simon tend to be handsome and confident. The name Simon appears in the Old Testament of the Bible, where there was Simeon, Jacob’s second-born son in Genesis. Another Simon was mentioned in the New Testament as one of Christ’s apostles. He was also considered one of the ‘zealots’, which is a strong religious ideology demanding the complete removal of Roman foreign religion and rule from Israel. It is believed that this Simon in the New Testament was actually Jesus’s brother.

National Simon Day timeline

1903
Simon Abeywickrema is Born

A Sri Lankan politician named Simon Abeywickrema is born.

1962
Simon Abkarian is Born

A French actor named Simon Abkarian is born.

1993
Simon Adjei is Born

A Swedish footballer named Simon Adjei is born.

2002
Simon Appiah Asamoah is Born

A Ghanaian footballer named Simon Appiah Asamoah is born.

National Simon Day FAQs

Who is Simon Le Bon?

Simon John Charles Le Bon is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is the lead singer and lyricist of the band “Duran Duran.”

Who is Simon Madden?

Simon Madden is a well-known former Australian rules footballer. He played for the Essendon Football Club from 1974 until 1992.

Who is Simon Schama?

Sir Simon Michael Schama is an English historian and a University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, New York.

National Simon Day Activities

  1. Go and visit a Simon

    Many people know at least one person who is named Simon. Give him a call or pay him a visit.

  2. Give a gift

    You can get a gift for the Simon in your life. Put some thoughts into making the gift sentimental and valuable to him.

  3. Share details about the day

    Share National Simon Day with people around you. You could do this by word of mouth or via your social media handles.

5 Famous Simons

  1. The pianist

    Simon Barere was a popular Russian pianist.

  2. The journalist

    Simon Beckett is a very popular British journalist and author.

  3. The businessman

    Simon van den Bergh was a successful Dutch businessman.

  4. The politician

    Simon Cameron was a famous American politician and businessman.

  5. The poet

    Simon Dach was a well-known German lyrical poet and hymn writer.

Why We Love National Simon Day

  1. It is a bold name

    Simon is a bold name. You cannot ignore it when it is called out as it tends to really stand out.

  2. It is very versatile

    We like that there is not just one way to use the name, Simon. It can be used as a first name, middle name, or surname.

  3. It is masculine

    Simon is a powerful name that is undeniably masculine. We like the macho appeal that it oozes.

National Simon Day dates

YearDateDay
2022December 8Thursday
2023December 8Friday
2024December 8Sunday
2025December 8Monday
2026December 8Tuesday

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