Gender: Female Meaning of Zipporah: "bird" Origin of Zipporah: Variation of Tziporah, Hebrew

The name Zipporah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "bird". Zipporah and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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There are many variations of this name, with or without the initial T and the final h, with one p or two. In the Bible she was the wife of Moses.

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FantasyandPrayer Says:


Anyone know where the emphasis goes? I've always heard it pronounced ZIPP-or-ah but its just occured to me that it might be Zipp-OAR-ah? (Hope that makes sense??) I prefer the second but would love to know for sure the true pronounciation 😊 I feel like it has mn potential for me

Leonina Says:


I like it. And it has a nice meaning. The biblical connection doesn't really have an impact on my opinion. But I do like that it's a rather established but imo still fresh and zippy sounding name :)!

Leonina Says:


I love Zipporah Clementine and Zipporah Nova. Awesome name combos :) !

Carolinekalmes Says:


I think it's cool. Pronouncistion is zih- POR- uh instead of the phonetic zipper-uh.
I feel like it could easily be read wrong.

Wittyusername103 Says:


Oh okay. I don't really get the appeal but then again I know nothing about the bible.

sometimeschessie Says:


Really! We think the wife of Moses had a brave and admirable attitude, making a worthy namesake. We also love the sound. It's been on our short list for years. I totally get it would not be for every family, but it is very "us."

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Marlz81 Says:


Zippy could be a cute nickname.

Zelliew Says:


It means bird so I think I'd stay with Robyn

ShannonLim Says:


Some suggestions for middle names:

Zipporah Aderyn
Zipporah Brianne
Zipporah Clementine
Zipporah Faye
Zipporah Isobel
Zipporah Kendall
Zipporah Nova
Zipporah Noelle
Zipporah Orphelia
Zipporah Rhiannon
Zipporah Valencia

Hopefully my taste suits yours! :D

maevecaydence Says:


If this baby is a girl, her name will be Zipporah, but we are stuck on a middle name for her. Any suggestions?