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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Si·mon /ˈsaɪmən/
 男子名;西蒙

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Simon
      n 1: one of the twelve Apostles (first century) [syn: St. Simon,
            Simon Zelotes, Simon the Zealot, Simon the
           Canaanite]
      2: United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942) [syn: Paul
         Simon]
      3: United States playwright noted for light comedies (born in
         1927) [syn: Neil Simon, Marvin Neil Simon]
      4: United States economist and psychologist who pioneered in
         the development of cognitive science (1916-2001) [syn: Herb
         Simon, Herbert A. Simon, Herbert Alexander Simon]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Simon
    the abbreviated form of Simeon. (1.) One of the twelve apostles,
    called the Canaanite (Matt. 10:4; Mark 3:18). This word
    "Canaanite" does not mean a native of Canaan, but is derived
    from the Syriac word Kanean or Kaneniah, which was the name of a
    Jewish sect. The Revised Version has "Cananaean;" marg., "or
    Zealot" He is also called "Zelotes" (Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13; R.V.,
    "the Zealot"), because previous to his call to the apostleship
    he had been a member of the fanatical sect of the Zealots. There
    is no record regarding him.
      (2.) The father of Judas Iscariot (John 6:71; 13:2, 26).
      (3.) One of the brothers of our Lord (Matt. 13:55; Mark 6:3).
      (4.) A Pharisee in whose house "a woman of the city which was
    a sinner" anointed our Lord's feet with ointment (Luke 7:36-38).
      (5.) A leper of Bethany, in whose house Mary anointed our
    Lord's head with ointment "as he sat at meat" (Matt. 26:6-13;
    Mark 14:3-9).
      (6.) A Jew of Cyrene, in North Africa, then a province of
    Libya. A hundred thousand Jews from Palestine had been settled
    in this province by Ptolemy Soter (B.C. 323-285), where by this
    time they had greatly increased in number. They had a synagogue
    in Jerusalem for such of their number as went thither to the
    annual feasts. Simon was seized by the soldiers as the
    procession wended its way to the place of crucifixion as he was
    passing by, and the heavy cross which Christ from failing
    strength could no longer bear was laid on his shoulders. Perhaps
    they seized him because he showed sympathy with Jesus. He was
    the "father of Alexander and Rufus" (Matt. 27:32). Possibly this
    Simon may have been one of the "men of Cyrene" who preached the
    word to the Greeks (Acts 11:20).
      (7.) A sorcerer of great repute for his magical arts among the
    Samaritans (Acts 8:9-11). He afterwards became a professed
    convert to the faith under the preaching of Philip the deacon
    and evangelist (12, 13). His profession was, however, soon found
    to be hollow. His conduct called forth from Peter a stern rebuke
    (8:18-23). From this moment he disappears from the Church's
    history. The term "Simony," as denoting the purchase for money
    of spiritual offices, is derived from him.
      (8.) A Christian at Joppa, a tanner by trade, with whom Peter
    on one occasion lodged (Acts 9:43).
      (9.) Simon Peter (Matt. 4:18). See PETER.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Simon, that hears; that obeys