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What does Zahara mean?

Zahara \za-hara, zaha-ra\ as a girls' name is pronounced za-HAH-rah. It is of Arabic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Zahara is "flowering; shining". See also Sahara, Zara, and Zohra.


Zahara has 1 variant: Zahra.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Zohara.

Zahara has 13 more related forms via Sahara, Zara: Saharah, Saharra, Sahra, Zaira, Zarah, Zaria, Zariah, Zarina, Zarinda, Zarria, Zary, Zayeera and Zayra.


Zahara is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Zahara is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Zahara and associated names. Zahra (#916 a year ago), Zara (#422), Zaria (#860) and Zariah (#535) are the prominent variation forms of Zahara (#unlisted). Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread in the year 2013 and has remained as widespread to this day, but with the version Zaria becoming less in vogue. Zara (#422) and Zariah (#535) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Zahra, Zara, Zaria, Zariah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zahra, Zara outside U.S.

Similar Names

Zahara is alike in pronunciation to Zaheera, Zahira and Zahirah. Other suggested similar baby names are Nahara, Zahava and Zahrah. Like Zahara, these names are not commonly used.