Name: Simpson

Origin and Meaning of the Name Simpson

  • Meaning:
    Son of Simon
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Son of Simon
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (SIMP son)
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Miscellaneous Info for Simpson

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Simpson is the surname of celebrity and singing sisters Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz. Simpson is also the familial name of beloved cartoon stars of Matt Groening's The Simpsons.


    It is also the middle name of 18th President of the US, Ulysses S. Grant. At birth, his name was Hiram Ulysses Grant and the prospect of entering West Point Military Academy with the initials "HUG" embarrassed him, he began using the name Ulysses H. Grant until he discovered that he was erroneously enrolled as Ulysses Simpson Grant. He adopted this name and was from that point forward known as U.S. or "Uncle Sam" Grant.

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