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What does Sion mean?

Sion Pronunciation of Sion [sion] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin. Refers to the fortified hill of pre-Israelite Jerusalem. After the Israelites captured this hill, it became the official residence of king David and other kings. To Christians, Sion is a symbol of heaven.

Associated with: hill (mountain), heaven.


Sion has 1 variant: Zion.

Creative forms:
(male) Silon, Sinon, ..

(female) Sice, Silen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sion Teo (S.T.), ..

How popular is Sion?

Sion is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#39617 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. The only popular related form of Sion (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 is Zion (#227 the previous year). Adoption of this form of Sion was common among parents in 2015 (usage of 0.1%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zion in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sion and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sion is alike in pronunciation to Chan, Sean, Shaan, Shan, Shane, Shann, Shaun, Shawn, Shayn and Shonn. Other recommended names are Adon, Aimon, Alon, Arion, Aron, Avon, Biron, Brion, Deion, Deon, Dilon, Dion, Dixon, Don, Egon, Einon, Eion, Ekon, Eon, Evion, Gidon, Gilon, Huon, Ilon, Ion, Jon, Keon, Leon, Lidon, Lion, Lon, Lyon, Miron, Nixon, Odon, Orion, Oron, Rion, Ryon, Saxon, Seton, Shimon, Sid, Signe, Sill, Sim, Sima, Simen, Simon, Simone, Simyon, Sior, Siors, Stian, Sven, Swen, Symon, Syon, Timon, Ton, Toon, Von, Yvon, Zinon and Zivon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sion.