Meaning and Origin of: Zion

Meaning and Origin of Zion

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : A sign; guarded land

What does Zion mean and stand for?

The name Zion is of Hebrew origin and means "highest point." It was the name of a citadel that was the center of Jerusalem.

Syllables: 2

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish : ornamental name from Hebrew tsion ‘(Mount) Zion’, the hill in Jerusalem on which the city of David was built, or from the male personal name derived from the name of the mount.

Famous people who gave their babies this name

Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Zion has been increasingly popular, entering the top 300 in 2005, the top 200 in 2017, and the top 150 in 2020. It seems to jump at least a few spaces forward each year.

However, it is the 7th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Zion was at its peak popularity in February 2017.

Zion has become quite popular in the last few years, hugely jumping on the scene in 1997 after singer Lauryn Hill not only used it for the name of her son, but incorporated it into a hit song. Boxer Floyd Mayweather, singer 9ice and Toni Payne, basketball player Dwyane Wade, and models Isabeli Fontana and Álvaro Jacomossi also chose the name for their sons. Back in the day, it was used in the Old Testament as a reference to the city of Jerusalem, and is now used to symbolize national aspirations (Zionism).

Where is it Popular?

Zion was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Zion

  • Zi

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