I have heard often that the name “Simon” means shifting sand, though I cannot fins this in any standard etymology of the name. Here’s an example.
Here are a few examples of places where the claim is made:
“Matt. 7:24 - Jesus, like the wise man, builds His house on the rock (Peter), not on grain of sand (Simon) so the house will not fall.” -John Salza, Scripture Catholic
Is this just a plain invention? Or perhaps just a very creative interpretation of Matthew 7:24? I have been telling people that Simon means sand, so I was very disappointed when I made this discovery. I’ll have to retract my statements if this is true. Can anyone help me on this?