What does the name Zara mean?The meaning of the name “Zara” is:
There are multiple possible origins of the name Zara. Many think it was derived from the name Zaire
, the heroine in a play by the same name written by Voltaire. It is said that his inspiration came from the Arabic name Zahrah, which means “blooming flower”. It is also said that the name Zara means “princess” in Arabic as well as in Hebrew. One more possible origin is that it is an alternate form of the female name Sarah
, although this is less likely than the other origins.
Although Zara has no commonly used derivatives, similar names include Zaire
, or Lara
. Common misspellings of the name include Zarra, Sara, and Zaira
. It can be alternately spelled as Zahra
or Zahrah. Possible nicknames can be Zee, Zaza
, Zari, Zada
, or Zizi
Since 2005 Zara was in the top 1000 most popular US baby girl names. Popularity of the name Zara has never been higher than 442nd
most popular in the US in 2014, but elsewhere in the world it is a much more commonly used name. In 2014 it was also ranked at 67th
most popular in the UK and 25th
most popular in Australia, representing a peak in its usage.
Celebrities and famous people who share the name Zara include Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips of England; the late Zara Cully, an actress who voiced Mother Jefferson in the cartoon The Jetsons
; Zara Larsson, an internationally known Swedish singer; and Zara Turner, a British actress.
The name Zara appears in many fictional works, including Zara as a character from the 2014 movie Jurassic World
; Zara Carmichael from the TV series Doctors
; Queen Zara from William Congreve’s play The Mourning Bride
; and Zara from A Romance of Two Worlds
by Marie Corelli.
(ZA ra) Form of: Zahra
Considering Zara as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Zara for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Zara is a girl name.
The name Zara is of Arabic origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially Arabic speaking countries, English speaking countries, Polish speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Zara we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Zara Name Meaning
The meaning of Zara is “Shining, flower”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Zara and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Zara and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Zara is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Zara Categories
The name Zara is in the following categories: Arabic Names, British Names, English Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Zara. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Zara, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Zara
This name is not popular in the US, according to Social Security Administration, as there are no popularity data for the name. This doesn't mean that the name Zara is not popular in other countries all over the world. The name might be popular in other countries, in different languages, or even in a different alphabet, as we use the characters from the Latin alphabet to display the data. A derivative of the name might also be popular in US. Try searching for a variation of the name Zara to find popularity data and rankings.
Note: If a name has less than 5 occurrences in a year, the SSA excludes it from the provided popularity data to protect privacy.
Zara Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note: The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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