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The Bible has so many hidden treasures of beautiful, powerful female names. This an example of one them.
futuremother99  9/2/2018
It's a pretty name, and the meaning is adorable! It will be misspelled and mispronounced a lot though. A lot of people might confuse it with Sephora.
kayisforkeen  8/9/2018
I love this name which is why I chose it for my first daughter. She loves it too! We sometimes shorten it to Pora and her friends often called her Zippy! People should choose it more often! I also like the Latin form Sefora.
Oliviaiasi  1/16/2018
I have an ancestor with this name generations ago. It's documented that she was known as "Zippy".
― Anonymous User  12/17/2017
Gorgeous name! It is very special indeed.
BlueBayou  7/9/2017
This name is really pretty. It's a shame you don't hear it more often.
Buneary  7/9/2016
What a lovely name. I love the meaning "bird". Zipporah deserves to be used a hell of a lot more. :)
― Anonymous User  6/16/2015
The modern variation of the name is Tsippora. A previous poster claims the name comes from tsaphar, but it most likely is from the Tiberian word Ṣippôrā which means "bird."
LMS  10/11/2014
The root of this word/name |tsaphar| means "to skip about." The native ear would have heard this name as Skipper, their word for bird.
Sabertooth  8/23/2014
Makes me think of Zeppelins.
SEC908  11/30/2012
I love this name! It's so beautiful and underused.
bananarama  5/13/2011
I have found that everyone either loves or hates this name. No medium here. Personally I love it.
rccp12  12/27/2010
I love this name a lot! I plan on using this as a name for my future daughter, using the Greek spelling and pronunciation, Sephora, or Sefora... I think this name is very pretty and exotic, and also very unique.
duckie430  10/31/2010
I believe this is a very odd and eccentric name, perhaps a little too much so for general usage, although I find it has some intriguing qualities. When I think of this name, it reminds me of an elaborate bird of paradise, or a peacock, or some other fantastically and beautifully-plumaged, exotic fowl. :)
walesgal92  8/29/2010
We used Zipporah for the middle name of our third daughter. In some respects, I wish we had made it her first name. It is very distinctive, has a beautiful sound, and comes with a distinguished pedigree, given that Zipporah was the name of Moses' wife.

The chief downside I can see is the potential for nickname abuse, with nicknames like Zippy or Zipper. It is a beautiful name, though.
marauder34  11/29/2009
A beautiful, exotic name that no one will have trouble pronouncing. It's perfect. :)
-Julia-  8/31/2009
The name is very beautiful. I love it and I am considering naming my daughter that. It's wonderful and makes me feel good when I hear it and/or think about it. The only problem is the meaning which I feel should be the primary reason a name is chosen. It means bird but the name sounds so fine I cant help but to consider.
benyisrael  6/20/2009
I love this name. It's really unique! :DD I wish this was my name.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2009
I've seen this name spelled like it's pronounced (Tsiporah), and a nickname for that would be Tippie.
welovejamesarness  4/26/2009
The Greek variant of this name is Sephora. This version was used for the Zipporah character in epic film "The Ten Commandments" by Cecil B. DeMille.
Eva Marie  10/27/2008
I really like this name. It sounds exotic and beautiful. I also like that it's the name of Moses's wife.
smurphul  9/4/2007
If you've seen Prince of Egypt, you know she's quite salty. They portrayed her to match the sound of her name well. Zipporah sounds like a salty woman. She is, too. We get to read about a fight she has with Moses in Exodus.
Atarah Derek  7/11/2007
This name is truly beautiful.
YMPvt  3/17/2007
I really love the name Zipporah. An adorable nickname for Zipporah could be Zipper. Or not! It reminds me of a practical, yet beautiful woman. Very exotic. More parents should consider using this name!
― Anonymous User  1/1/2007
Once I was messing around with syllables and sounds, and I ended up with the name Ziphora. Not long after, I discovered the name Zipporah.
avalah  5/12/2006
FYI, Zipporah is said how it sounds! I love this name, Moses married Zipporah in The Bible.
Miamaya  3/10/2006
This name is pronounced tsi-poh-rah in Hebrew.
Miss Claire  12/5/2004

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