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It is pronounced tsee-on in Hebrew.
-- Miss Claire  6/3/2005
In the famous movie trilogy by the Wachowski Brothers, called "Matrix", "Matrix Reloaded" and "Matirx Revolutions" (starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Laurence Fishburne), "Zion" is the only human city left on Earth, deeply underground, nearer to the core of the planet, "where it still is warm".
Go to www.whatisthematrix.com for more info, or just watch this incredibly fantastic trilogy.
-- Anonymous User  1/13/2006
This name was used by singer Lauren hill for her son. It is also the land of freedom that Rastafarians talk about in their music.
-- mykindaway  5/22/2006
There is a hymn called "We Are Marching to Zion."
-- DLB  8/30/2006
Zion Quari' is the name of the daughter of Fantasia Barrino, winner of American Idol (season 3).
-- Masek  6/12/2007
The feminine form is Ziona or Tziona.
-- Anonymous User  7/31/2007
The name "Zion" is Hebrew in origin. Although the meaning of the name is not generally agreed upon, the popular meanings "highest point", "raised up", and/or "monument" are very accurate and Biblically sound.
-- Anonymous User  9/9/2007
Pronounced "zee-ohn"
-- Ronja  12/23/2007
Oh yes! I love this name! It's awesome and kick-butt.
-- _0TophasNails_1  1/19/2009
Pronounced "ZEE-awn".
-- MaggieSimpson  2/13/2009
Sounds like a sci-fi name.
-- number1212  3/21/2009
I don't mean to offend anyone, but I think if you live outside Israel, Zion would not be a good name. It would arouse the anger of anti-Zionists, Palestinians and jihadists. I don't think parents should pick names that are obviously strong political statements.
-- Ailis  7/18/2009
Zion is harsh-sounding, and I agree that it would arouse the anger of Palestinians and other anti-Zionists.
-- bananarama  4/9/2010
A completely offensive name. Not to mention ridiculous.
-- keepitreal  1/29/2011
I always assumed the pronunciation of this name was ZIE-ahn.
-- Anonymous User  9/18/2011
This is a BEAUTIFUL name!

Anyone who finds this name offensive is highly ignorant. The self-proclaimed "anti-Zionists" likely don't really know what Zionism is (political and/or religious/philosophical Zionism), and especially don't know what Zion is.

Calling this traditional Jewish name offensive is as ignorant as calling the names Muhammad, Islam, or Jihad offensive.
-- Tiger Lilly  6/16/2013
It has a very deep meaning for those awaiting Christs return and the new Jerusalem. That is why it's offensive to some, and so was Christ. The only thing that might sway me from using it, is the fact that it's really become more of an African American name.
-- Anonymous User  2/5/2014
The correct Hebrew pronunciation is 'tsee-OHN', the Anglicized pronunciation is ZHY-on. A commen Hebrew variant is 'Ben-Tzion' which means 'Son of Zion'.
-- Anonymous User  8/21/2014

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