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
A Sri Lankan politician named Simon Abeywickrema is born.
A French actor named Simon Abkarian is born.
A Swedish footballer named Simon Adjei 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
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.
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.
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
Simon Barere was a popular Russian pianist.
Simon Beckett is a very popular British journalist and author.
Simon van den Bergh was a successful Dutch businessman.
Simon Cameron was a famous American politician and businessman.
Simon Dach was a well-known German lyrical poet and hymn writer.
Why We Love National Simon Day
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.
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.
It is masculine
Simon is a powerful name that is undeniably masculine. We like the macho appeal that it oozes.
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