Zion has taken off in recent years, especially after singer Lauryn Hill used it for her son in 1997. It combines a user-friendly Ryan-Brian sound with the gravitas of religious significance. The Hebrew pronunciation is 'tziyon'.
In the Old Testament, the name Zion frequently refers to the city of Jerusalem as a whole, and came to be symbolic of Jewish national aspirations, and thus was the source of the term Zionism.
Zion now stands at Number 245 for boys--representing almost 1,500 baby Zions born in 2010--and at number 690 for girls.
A Biblical place name that's taken off for boys, with girls following right behind. It's got an uplifting feel and that zippy Z beginning.