"highest point"

Zion Origin and Meaning

The name Zion is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "highest point".

Zion has taken off in recent years, especially after singer Lauryn Hill used it for her son in 1997 and incorporated the name into a hit song. It combines a user-friendly Ryan-Brian sound with the gravitas of religious significance. The Hebrew pronunciation is 'tzeeyon'.

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.

# 125 in the US

Zion Rank in US Top 1000

# 254 on Nameberry

Zion Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Zion Popularity

Famous People Named Zion

  • Zion David Marley (b. 1997)son of singer Lauryn Hill and CFL player Rohan Marley; grandson of singer Bob Marley
  • Zion Shamaree Mayweather (b. 2001)son of boxer Floyd Mayweather
  • Zion Jacomossi (b. 2003)son of models Isabeli Fontana and Álvaro Jacomossi
  • Zion Malachi Airamis Wade (b. 2007)son of basketball player Dwyane Wade
  • Zion Akande Ajifolajifaola (b. 2009)son of singer 9ice and Toni Payne
  • Zion Jordan (b. 2014)son of Dorian Jordan; grandson of reality TV personality Stevie J
  • Zion Mandela Samuelsson (b. 2014)son of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson
  • Zion Clark (b. 2015)son of model Nicole Trunfio and singer Guy Clark, Jr.
  • Zion Babbs (b. 2015)son of singer Tank
  • Zion Akua Darville (b. 2018)son of actor Eka Darville

Zion in Pop Culture

  • The beautiful town of Zion in Illinois.