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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish personal name Ziml, a pet form of Simon.
  • German (Austria) : short form of a Germanic personal name formed with Old High German sigu ‘victory’ (Sigismund, for instance), or a pet form of Simon (see sense 1).

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