Guy: that simona is so hot
Girl: The name simona is such a Mediterranean name
Guy: I would like to marry a Simona
Person 2: That's Simona.
Person 1: Wow. We should all be more like Simona!
Simone - pronounced see-MAW-ne - is also the Italian spelling of the male given name, Simon; the Italian feminine form is Simona.
Modernly, it is a female name quite used in Portuguese, both in the South-American and in the European variants.
In Romania the feminine form Simona is widely spread whereas the masculine Simon is very rare.