Simeon . . . called Niger. His second name means “black” in Latin and he may have come from Africa. He may be the same as Simon of Cyrene (Luke 23:26) whose sons, Alexander and Rufus, were among the Christians at Rome (Mark 15:21; cf. Rom. 16:13).
Lucius of Cyrene. Cyrene was the capital of the Roman province of Cyrenaica (in modern Libya).