Zion Name Meaning

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Fact: In Rastafarian culture, Zion represents a utopian place of unity, peace, and freedom.

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A Deep Dive

Zion Overview

Meaning

Highest point, holy place, sign, mark

Gender

Boy, Gender-neutral

Origin

Hebrew

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew word “Tsiyon,” referring to a hill in Jerusalem and often symbolizing the city itself.

Pronunciation

/ˈzaɪ.ɑn/

Popularity

Zion is a name that has gained popularity in various countries, especially in the USA. Recently, Zion has consistently ranked within the top 200 names for boys in the USA.

Syllable

1 syllable

Length

4 letters

Numerology

1 (Pioneering, Independent, Leading)

Name Styles

Religious and Spiritual, Exotic, Unique

Associated Traits

Spiritual, inspiring, charismatic

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Zion holds significant spiritual meaning in Judaism, Christianity, and Rastafarianism, symbolizing a holy place or utopia.
A Deep Dive

Zion Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Sion, Zyon, Cion, Xion

Common Nicknames

Zizi, Zionie, Zey

Diminutives

Zi, Zee, Z, Zio

Famous People

  • Zion Williamson
    (American Basketball Player)
  • Zion Harvey
    (American Child Amputee)
  • Zion.T
    (South Korean Singer)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • "Zion"
    (Song)
  • Zion
    ("The Matrix Reloaded," Film)
  • Zion Curtis
    ("Z Nation," TV Series)
  • Zion Morgan
    ("The 100," TV Series)

Places

  • Zion City
    (Illinois, USA)
  • Zion National Park
    (Utah, USA)
  • Zion River
    (California, USA)
  • Zion Township
    (Illinois, USA)
  • Mount Zion
    (Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Zion Park
    (Ontario, Canada)

What Is the Meaning of Zion?

Zion means “highest point” or “a place of refuge.” People named Zion are often viewed as strong and inspirational, radiating leadership and a sense of peace.

What Is the Origin of The Name Zion?

The name Zion has ancient Hebrew origins and is deeply rooted in biblical history. It originally referred to a specific hill in Jerusalem and later became synonymous with the entire city, symbolizing a place of spiritual significance and sanctuary.

Zion Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Zion in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#1362021#1442022#1252023
Top 3 Rankings#1252023#1362021#1442020

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Zion

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023125
(+19 from 2022)
2867
(+245 from 2022)
0.15657
2022144
(-8 from 2021)
2622
(-137 from 2021)
0.13999
2021136
(+8 from 2020)
2759
(+228 from 2020)
0.14726
2020144
(+9 from 2019)
2531
(-18 from 2019)
0.13684
2019153
(+27 from 2018)
2549
(+368 from 2018)
0.13264
2018180
(+19 from 2017)
2181
(+205 from 2017)
0.11221
2017199
(+14 from 2016)
1976
(+130 from 2016)
0.09984
2016213
(+14 from 2015)
1846
(+153 from 2015)
0.09113
2015227
(+27 from 2014)
1693
(+209 from 2014)
0.08281
2014254
(-18 from 2013)
1484
(-45 from 2013)
0.07242
2013236
(-1 from 2012)
1529
(-4 from 2012)
0.07567
2012235
(+10 from 2011)
1533
(+77 from 2011)
0.07555
2011245
(-16 from 2010)
1456
(-72 from 2010)
0.07167
2010229
(+11 from 2009)
1528
(+56 from 2009)
0.07438
2009240
(-10 from 2008)
1472
(-129 from 2008)
0.06940
2008230
(+4 from 2007)
1601
(+48 from 2007)
0.07343
2007234
(+31 from 2006)
1553
(+251 from 2006)
0.07011
2006265
(+28 from 2005)
1302
(+182 from 2005)
0.05939
2005293
(+18 from 2004)
1120
(+112 from 2004)
0.05265
2004311
(+18 from 2003)
1008
(+129 from 2003)
0.04770
2003329
(+4 from 2002)
879
(+51 from 2002)
0.04183
2002333
(-9 from 2001)
828
(-39 from 2001)
0.04006
2001324
(-24 from 2000)
867
(-137 from 2000)
0.04192
2000300
(-26 from 1999)
1004
(-66 from 1999)
0.04808
1999274
(+420 from 1998)
1070
(+828 from 1998)
0.05248
1998694
(+805 from 1997)
242
(+172 from 1997)
0.01194
19971499
(+100 from 1996)
70
(+9 from 1996)
0.00350
19961599
(+456 from 1995)
61
(+21 from 1995)
0.00304
19952055
(+125 from 1994)
40
(+3 from 1994)
0.00199
19942180
(+461 from 1993)
37
(+10 from 1993)
0.00182
19932641
(-279 from 1992)
27
(-4 from 1992)
0.00131
19922362
(+962 from 1991)
31
(+13 from 1991)
0.00148
19913324
(+2058 from 1990)
18
(+9 from 1990)
0.00085
19905382
(-217 from 1989)
9
No change from 1989
0.00042
19895165
(-1249 from 1988)
9
(-3 from 1988)
0.00043
19883916
(-397 from 1987)
12
(-1 from 1987)
0.00060
19873519
(+813 from 1985)
13
(+4 from 1985)
0.00067
19860
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19854332
(+1228 from 1984)
9
(+3 from 1984)
0.00047
19845560
(-1677 from 1983)
6
(-4 from 1983)
0.00032
19833883
(-192 from 1982)
10
(-1 from 1982)
0.00054
19823691
(+166 from 1981)
11
(+1 from 1981)
0.00058
19813857
(+1667 from 1980)
10
(+4 from 1980)
0.00054
19805524
(-1121 from 1979)
6
(-2 from 1979)
0.00032
19794403
(-549 from 1978)
8
(-1 from 1978)
0.00045
19783854
(+311 from 1977)
9
(+1 from 1977)
0.00053
19774165
(+254 from 1976)
8
(+1 from 1976)
0.00047
19764419
(-476 from 1975)
7
(-1 from 1975)
0.00043
19753943
(-997 from 1974)
8
(-4 from 1974)
0.00049
19742946
(+2154 from 1973)
12
(+7 from 1973)
0.00074
19735100
(-1555 from 1917)
5
(-1 from 1917)
0.00031
19720
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19710
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19700
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19690
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19680
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19670
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19660
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19650
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19640
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19630
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19620
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19610
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19600
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19590
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19580
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19570
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19560
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19550
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19540
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19530
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19520
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19510
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19500
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19490
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19480
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19470
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19460
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19450
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19440
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19430
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19420
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19410
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19400
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19390
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19380
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19370
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19360
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19350
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19340
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19330
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19320
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19310
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19300
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19290
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19280
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19270
No SSA data
0
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0.0000
19260
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19250
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19240
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19230
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19220
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19210
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19200
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19190
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19180
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19173545
First SSA data recorded
6
First SSA data recorded
0.00063
19160
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19150
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19140
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19130
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19120
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19110
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19100
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19090
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19080
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19070
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19060
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19050
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19040
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19030
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19020
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19010
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19000
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18990
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18980
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18970
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18960
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18950
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18940
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18930
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18920
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18910
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18900
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18890
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18880
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18870
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18860
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18850
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18840
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18830
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18820
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18810
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18800
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Zion

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#1262021#1432022#1242023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#892021#922022#792023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#1472021#1472022#1282023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#892021#732022#992023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#1202021#1152022#1072023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1622021#1662022#1392023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#1332021#1342022#1302023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#1542021#1552022#1462023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#1002021#882022#742023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#1542021#1332022#1092023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#1732021#1662022#1622023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1112021#1312022#1262023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#1102021#1442022#1572023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#1542021#1652022#1462023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#1992021#1652022#1432023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#1422021#1922022#1432023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1772021#1572022#1252023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1542021#1152022#1512023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1752021#2132022#1592023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#1572021#1542022#1412023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#1402021#1762022#1312023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#1372021#1372022#1142023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#1752021#1662022#1762023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#1402021#1452022#1372023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#1562021#2152022#1852023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#822021#1112022#882023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#472021#542022#252023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#1222021#1142022#1112023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#432021#952022#782023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#1852021#1432022#1722023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#2402021#2632022#2002023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#2522021#1762022#1342023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#2232021#1952022#1132023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#1592021#3242022#1932023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#1722021#2022022#1362023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#472021#2522022#1002023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#1652021#2082022#2912023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#3032021#2682022#1292023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#1592021#1822022#1462023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#1002021#1122022#812023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#2142021#2312022#1732023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#3822020#2912021#2252022

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1582021#1712022#452023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1402019#2812021#1282023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#4052021#3532022#4742023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#2722021#1662022#2292023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#2122021#2932022#1732023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#2892018#2682020#1782023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#2232020#2332021#2242023

Popularity Rankings for Zion in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Philippines

Philippines flagPhilippines#102021

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#752017#312019#212023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#842021#552022#642023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#1572021#1672022#1302023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#2382019#1922020#1992021

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#2082022#2432023

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#2292021#2132022

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#3902021#5092022#2352023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#4262020#4252022#3042023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#3692020#3572021#3202022

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#3922020#3262021#3522022

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#3862000#3702004#3732005

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#9152020#9712021#5402022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Zion a Name for Boys or Girls?

Zion is embraced as a name for both boys and girls. Its powerful, meaningful nature, coupled with its rich historical and spiritual background, makes it an attractive option for parents looking for a name with depth and versatility.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Zion

Zion in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Zion Williamson (Basketball Player, born 2000): An American professional basketball player known for his impressive skills and athleticism, currently playing for the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA.
  • Zion Harvey (Child Amputee, born 2007): An American who made history as the world's first child to receive a double hand transplant.
  • Zion.T (Singer, born 1989): A South Korean singer and songwriter recognized for his unique voice and contributions to the K-pop and R&B genres.
  • "Zion" (2000 Song by Lauryn Hill): A heartfelt song about Lauryn Hill's love for her son, Zion.
  • Zion ("The Matrix Reloaded," 2003 Film): The last human city and stronghold in the war against the machines.
  • Zion Curtis ("Z Nation," 2014 TV Series): A character navigating a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies.
  • Zion Morgan ("The 100," 2014 TV Series): A character in the sci-fi series set in a post-apocalyptic future.
  • "Zion" (2018 Documentary Film): A documentary about Zion Clark, a wrestler born without legs who overcomes significant challenges.
  • Zion Benning ("Chicago Med," 2015 TV Series): A recurring character in the medical drama series.
  • Zion ("Zion: The City of David," 2019 Book): A historical account focusing on the significance of Zion in ancient Israel.
  • "Zion" (2021 Album by Florida Georgia Line): An album by the country music duo reflecting on themes of faith and perseverance.
  • Zion City (Illinois, USA): A city in Lake County known for its historical architecture and proximity to Lake Michigan.
  • Zion National Park (Utah, USA): A national park known for its stunning sandstone cliffs, hiking trails, and diverse wildlife.
  • Zion River (California, USA): A river in California known for its scenic beauty and recreational activities like fishing and rafting.
  • Zion Township (Lake County, Illinois, USA): A township known for its community-oriented atmosphere and suburban charm.
  • Mount Zion (Jerusalem, Israel): A hill in Jerusalem with historical and religious significance, featuring sites like King David's Tomb.
  • Zion Park (Ontario, Canada): A public park known for its green spaces, playgrounds, and community events.
  • Zion Bay (British Columbia, Canada): A bay known for its picturesque views and recreational boating opportunities.
  • Zion Hill (Texas, USA): A community known for its rural landscapes and small-town feel.
  • Zion Church (Berlin, Germany): A historic church known for its architecture and cultural significance.

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