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Simone Other names Variant form(s) Jimena, Simona, Ximena Look up Simone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Simone is a female given name derived from Simon, Hebrew Simeon, meaning "one who hears". It first appears in Iberia from the 10th century, as Jimena, Ximena, feminine eponym of Jimeno (Simeon) II of Pamplona, founder of the Jiménez dynasty. Simone itself is the French spelling; it is sometimes spelled Simonne. Simone - pronounced see-MAW-ne - is also the Italian spelling of the male given name, Simon; the Italian feminine form is Simona. At present, it is common in Portuguese. In Romania the feminine form Simona is widely spread whereas the masculine Simon is very rare. Contents 1 People 1.1 Jimena, 1.2 Simona, 1.3 Simone, 1.4 Simonne, 1.5 Ximena, , 2 Fictional characters and pseudonyms, 3 References, People: Jimena: Dona Jimena, mother of Bernardo del Carpio (8th century, legendary), Jimena of Cea (10th century), wife of García Sánchez II of Pamplona (great-grandson of Jimeno II), Jimena, daughter of Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona (11th century), Jimena, daughter of Alfonso V of León (11th century), Jimena (singer), (born 1980) Mexican singer, Jimena Díaz, wife of El Cid (11th century), Jimena Elías (born 1989), Miss Peru, Jimena Munoz, mistress of Alfonso VI of León and Castile (11th century), María Jimena Piccolo, (born 1985) Argentine TV actress, Simona: Simona Krainová (born 1973), Czech model, Simona Halep (born 1991), Romanian tennis player, Simona Koch (born 1968), German diver, Simona Orinska, Latvian butoh artist, Simona Ventura (born 1965), Italian TV hostess, Simone: Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), French author and philosopher, Simone Beck (1904-1991), French cookbook author and cooking teacher, Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira, Brazilian popular music (MPB) singer, Simone Bolelli (born 1985), Italian tennis player, Simone Cercato, Italian swimmer, Simone Denny, Canadian pop/dance vocalist, Simone Egeriis, Danish singer, Simone Elkeles (born 1970), American young-adult romance novelist, Simone Favaro, Italian rugby union player, Simone Gomes Jatobá, Brazilian footballer, Simone Inzaghi, Italian footballer, Simone Kennedy-Doornbos (born 1970), Dutch politician, Simone Kuhn (born 1980), Swiss beach volleyball player, Simone Loria, Italian football (soccer) player, Simone Maludrottu, Italian boxer, Simone Martini, Italian painter, Simone Mathes (born 1975), German hammer thrower, Simone Melchior (1919-1990), wife and business partner of undersea explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese singer and TV actress, Simone Perrotta, Italian footballer, Simona Richter (born 1972), Romanian judoka, Simona Rinieri (born 1977), Italian volleyball player, Simone Signoret (1921-1985), Jewish-French actress, Simone Simon (1910-2005), French film actress, Simone Simons (born 1985), Dutch mezzo-soprano singer, Simone Thust (born 1971), German race walker, Simone Vagnozzi (born 1983), Bolelli's Italian compatriot and tennis player, Simone Verdi, Italian footballer, Simone Vergassola, Italian footballer, Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher and activist, Simonne: Simonne Evrard, wife of French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat, Simonne Lizotte, Canadian politician, Simonne Monet-Chartrand, Canadian social activist, Ximena: Ximena Huilipán, Chilean-Mapuche model and actress, Ximena Sariñana, (born 1985) Mexican singer, Ximena Navarrete, (born 1988) Mexican model and beauty queen, Miss Universe 2010, Fictional characters and pseudonyms: Simone, the pet dog in the The Partridge Family TV series, Simone Deveaux, fictional character on the TV show Heroes (2006-2007), Simone, a fictional character on the 2002 film S1m0ne, played by Rachel Roberts, Simone Lenoir, a cartoon character from the 1998 film "Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island", voiced by Adrienne Barbeau, Simone Adamley, a student from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, portrayed by Kristy Swanson, Simone, Shane Botwin's school friend from Weeds (TV series), portrayed by Jillian Rose Reed (2008-2009)

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