Zion: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Zion

Zion

Pronunciation: ZIY-ahn, ZIY-ən (key)

Zion is a biblical term for the promised land. For Rastafarians it means a utopia or heaven on earth, and it is also widely associated with the drive for a Jewish homeland and with the ideals of the Mormon church. Zion wasn't often considered as a name until musicians Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley (son of Rasta legend Bob Marley) chose it for their son. Scores of parents are now following their example.

From The Baby Name Wizard by Laura Wattenberg. Buy the book

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Zion Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Zion? What are his siblings named?

Contribute your knowledge to the name Zion

Comments and insights on the name Zion: | Edit

Zion was also associated with the anti-slavery movement in the pre-Civil War era.
I love this name, but I fear it may be taken as a political and/or religious statement.
I love the way this name sounds -- I think it's majestic and noble, and it really rolls off the tongue. However, like the above comment, I'm also worried it might seem like a political/religious statement. Maybe I'll use it as a middle name instead?

Personal experiences with the name Zion: | Edit
Share what you know!
Nicknames for Zion: | Edit
Share what you know!
Meanings and history of the name Zion: | Edit

"a sign" another name for Heaven or Israel found in the Bible.

Famous real-life people named Zion: | Edit

Lauryn Hill had a son named Zion with one of Bob Marley's sons.

Zion in song, story & screen: | Edit

Lauryn Hill wrote a beautiful song called "Zion" about her son

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
72
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

72
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

67
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

76
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

80
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

61
No Way
Definitely

Young?

66
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?