Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Zipporah f. Hebrew צִפֹּרָה 'bird'.

The name of the Biblical wife of Moses. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Sefora.

The Middle English form Sefora was influenced by the Greek version of the name, Σεπφώρα.

England
Dutch
1572 Sephora AuFr Meij
Walloon
1584 Sephora RWC p. 8
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Zipporah". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Zipporah.