Of Greek or Hebrew origin.
From the masculine name Simon.
Simone is the feminine form of Simon, mostly used in French.
Simone is also a masculine name. With a different pronunciation, the Italian form of Simon.
Other forms of the feminine name are: Simona, Simonetta, Simonette.
Other forms of the masculine name are: Simon, Jimeno, Shimon, Simonas, Simo, Semen, Simeon.
Famous female bearers are: Simone de Beauvoir, Simone Signoret, Simone Weil.
Simone de Beauvoir was a prestigious and highly appreciated French writer and philosopher. Her work has influenced the modern women’s rights movements and the existential philosophy.