Question: What was the first name of Judas Iscariot’s father
Answer: Simon. (John 6:11).
Comments: Simon is one of the most common names in the New Testament. There are nine Simons total in the New Testament. The name was extremely popular in Jewish circles due to the prominence of Simon Maccabaeus (d. 135 BCE).
A similar phenomena occurred in Tennessee as many babies were named Peyton after Peyton Manning played football at the university.