Name Meaning: Tzipora


Hi, I have a distant relative named Tzipora? What does the name mean and represent? ty



  1. Tzipora is Hebrew for “bird”. It is a named that we find in the Torah: Tziporah was the wife of Moses.

    It’s significance: One is that just as the blood of a bird purifies a home with tzaraat, so too Tzipora removed and purified her father’s house from idolatry. A second insight is that just as a bird is admired for its beauty, so too Tzipora was admired for her beauty.

    It is a beautiful name that is still used commonly nowadays. Often, people use the abbreviated form of “Tzippy” (from the Hebrew) or “Feigy” in the Yiddish form.

    Best wishes from the Team