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Zion

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in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Zion

User Submitted Origins

Hebrew
59%
English
19%
African
14%
Jewish
5%
American
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Israel says the name Zion means "One of the names of the city of Jerusalem".
  2. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Zion is of Jewish origin and means "God's city".
  3. A user from Nigeria says the name Zion is of Hebrew origin and means "City of God".
  4. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Zion is of Hebrew origin and means "The beautiful city of God".
  5. According to a user from Illinois, U.S., the name Zion is of Hebrew origin and means "Zion is a placename in the Hebrew Bible used as a synonym for Jerusalem".
  6. A submission from India says the name Zion means "Gods mountain" and is of American origin.
  7. According to a user from Louisiana, U.S., the name Zion is of Hebrew origin and means "The Heavenly Jerusalem".
  8. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Zion means "THE NEW JERUSALEM" and is of Jewish origin.
  9. A submission from the United States says the name Zion means "Heaven On Earth;".
  10. A submission from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Zion means "Gift of the father of earth".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Zi"on
Senses
  1. [Jewish Antiq] A hill in Jerusalem, which, after the capture of that city by the Israelites, became the royal residence of David and his successors.
  2. Hence, the theocracy, or church of God.
  3. The heavenly Jerusalem; heaven.

Etymology: Heb. tsīyōn, originally, a hill

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
  2. Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
  3. Originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later the name extended to the whole hill; finally it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem ("the inhabitants of Jerusalem are personified as `the daughter of Zion'")
Wiktionary

From Hebrew ציון‎ (tsiyón)

  1. A mountain in Israel on which Jerusalem is built.
  2. Jerusalem.
  3. (by extension) The whole nation of Israel.
  4. A male given name from Hebrew of modern usage.
  5. A female given name

Zion was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Zion

Notable Persons Named Zion

Zion Golan

Zion Golan is a singing. He plays Drum machine, Electronic keyboard, and Music sequencer. Zion was born on October 6th, 1955.

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Zion Levy

Zion was born on September 8th, 1922 in Jerusalem. He passed away on November 23rd, 2008.

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Zion McKinney

Zion was born on February 10th, 1958 in Pickens, South Carolina.

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Zion Tzemah

Zion Tzemah is a soccer player for the Hapoel Acre F.C., Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C., Sektzia Nes Tziona F.C., Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim F.C., Maccabi Petah Tikva F.C., F.C. Ironi Ashdod, Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan F.C., Enosis Neon Paralimni FC, Israel national under-17 football team, and Israel national. Zion was born on January 19th, 1990 in Kiryat Ono. Zion is also known as ציון צמח (Hebrew).

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Zion Pinyan

Zion was born in 1951 in Morocco.

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Zion Merili

Zion Merili is a soccer player for the Hapoel Jerusalem F.C., Maccabi Haifa F.C., and Israel national football team. Zion was born on February 11th, 1957 in Jerusalem.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Zion

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zion

Daniel Zion

Daniel was born in 1881 in Thessaloniki. He breathed his last breath in 1976.

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Sidney Zion

Sidney was born in 1933. He left this life in 2009.

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Roger H. Zion

He was most prominent from 1967 to 1975. Roger was born on September 17th, 1921 in Escanaba, Michigan.

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William F. Zion

His military service ended in 1904. William was born on October 23rd, 1872 in Knightstown, Indiana. He died on March 25th, 1919.

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Naor Zion

Naor Zion is a comedian, actor, writer, and director. He was most prominent from 1993 to 1993. Naor was born on February 10th, 1973 in Ramat HaSharon.

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Jonathan Zion

Jonathan Zion is a hockey player for the Allen Americans in the Central Hockey League. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Jonathan was born on May 21st, 1981 in Nepean, Ontario.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zion U.S.
  White 89.83% 64.26%
  African American 4.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.68% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zion

People with the last name Zion are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Zion

  • What name lists does Zion rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Zion? Zion is the 1,237th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zion was the 20,216th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zion have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,314 babies born with the first name Zion in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zion to occupy the territory of Saint Martin (France) with an estimated population of 36,824 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zion? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Zion first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zion is Tuesday, December 19th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Zion born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zion was in 2019 with a total of 2,524 babies. That's a lot of babies named Zion!
  • Random Zion Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zion ranks 98th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 13 babies in Delaware have the same name in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Zion: The name spelled backwards is Noiz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nizo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zion? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,318 people with the last name Zion.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zion? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zion as their last name since less than 1 person in 222k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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