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Gender: M Pronunciation: ZY-on; TZEE-on Meaning of Zion: "highest point" Origin of Zion: Hebrew Zion's Popularity in 2016: #212

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.

Basketball star Dwayne Wade and model Isabel Fontana also named their sons Zion, and reality star Fantasia Barrino bestowed it on her daughter.

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

Pop Culture References for the name Zion

The beautiful town of Zion in Illinois.