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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sci"on
  1. [Bot]
    1. A shoot or sprout of a plant; a sucker.
    2. A piece of a slender branch or twig cut for grafting.
      (Formerly written also cion, and cyon)
  2. Hence, a descendant; an heir; as, a scion of a royal stock.

Etymology: OF. cion, F. scion, probably from scier to saw, fr. L. secare to cut. Cf. Section

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  1. A descendent or heir ("a scion of royal stock")

From Middle English sion, sioun, syon, scion, cion, from Old French cion, ciun, cyon, sion; all from Frankish *kīþō, *kīþ, from Proto-Germanic *kīþô, *kīþą, *kīþaz (“sprout”), from Proto-Indo-European *geye (“to split open, sprout”), same source as Old English ċīþ ("a young shoot; sprout; germ; sprig"; > Modern English chit), Old Saxon kīth (“sprout; germ”), Old High German kīdi (“offshoot; sprout; germ”), English chink. See also French scion and Picard chion.. More at chit.

  1. A descendant, especially a first-generation descendant.
  2. A detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant, used in grafting; a shoot or twig in a general sense.
  3. The heir to a throne.
  4. A guardian.

scion was also found in the following language(s): French

Fun Facts about the name Scion

  • How Popular is the name Scion? Scion is the 66,948th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Scion have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15 babies born with the first name Scion in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Scion? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2004 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Scion first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Scion is Saturday, October 29th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Scion born? The highest recorded use of the first name Scion was in 2004 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Scion: Your name in reverse order is Noics. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cosin. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Scion born Feb 2, 2001

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Arctic approximately on 750. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.