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What does Sion mean?

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.


Sion has 1 variant: Zion.


Sion is an unusual given name for males. Sion is also an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Sion and related names. The only popular related form of Sion (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 is Zion (#255 the previous year). Adoption of this boy name reached its highest in the year 2008 and is somewhat lower today. Zion (#255) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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 Sean, Shan and Shonn. Other recommended similar baby names are Dion, Eion, Lion, Rion, Sim, Sima, Simon, Swen and Syon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sion.