From shama'; hearing; Shimon, one of Jacob's sons, also the tribe descended from him -- Simeon.
see HEBREW shama'
שִׁמְעוֺן44 proper name, masculine (compare proper name שמעון in Palmyrene Lzb378; meaning doubtful; Rs and others compare said to mean offspring of hyena and wolf; see HoggEBiv. 4531); —
3 post-exilic Jew with foreign wife Ezra 10:31.