ע
ABARIM
Publications
Discover the meanings of thousands of Biblical names in Abarim Publications' Biblical Name Vault

Sion meaning

שיאן

Source: http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Sion.html

🔼The name Sion in the Bible

The name Sion (שׂיאן) — not to be confused with Shion (שׁיאון) or Zion (ציון) — occurs only one time in the Bible. It is the name of a mountain better known as Mount Hermon, which served as marker of the border of the territory conquered by Israel under Moses (Deuteronomy 4:48).

🔼Etymology of the name Sion

The name Sion may be a contraction of the Sidonian name for this mountain: Sirion (as Alfred Jones proposes), but spelled as it is in Hebrew, it looks like it's a derivation of the root-verb נשא I (nasa), meaning to lift up:

🔼Sion meaning

For a meaning of the name Sion, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Elevated and Alfred Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has the similar Lifted Up. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't interpret our name but does list it under the root נשא I (nasa), meaning to lift up.