The surname Simmons is of patronymic origin meaning son of, or descendant of Simon. The personal name Simon is a biblical name meaning "one who hears." The first recorded reference to the name Simmons is in the "Poll Tax records for Yorkshire, England in 1379. The Jewish name Simmons comes from the Hebrew "Shimon." Simmons is the 104th most popular name in the United States with over 200,00 bearers. Buy family crest rings with the Simmons family crest on it.