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What does Zahara mean?

Zahara [za-ha-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.

Associated with: arabic, shining (light).


Zahara has 1 variant: Zahra.

Related girl name: Zohara.

Zahara has 11 more related forms via Sahara, Zara: Saharah, Saharra, Sahra, Zaira, Zarah, Zaria, Zarina, Zarria, Zary, Zayeera and Zayra.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Zahana, Zehara, ..

(male) Zahafar, Zahayr, ..

How popular is Zahara?

Zahara is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#70473 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Zahara for girls. Zahara entered the list in 2006 and reached its apex rank of #1348 in the U.S. then, and is at #1608 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zahara name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zahara outside U.S.

Sahara (#1865 via latest list), Zahra (#916), Zaira (#1733), Zara (#422) and Zaria (#860) are the prominent variation forms of Zahara (#1608 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Zahara is more pronounced in 2014 (average #1234). Zahra and Zara are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zahara, Sahara, Zahra, Zaira, Zara, Zaria 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 names are Babara, Bahira, Chara, Damara, Hadara, Ishara, Jahzara, Kaara, Kamara, Kanara, Lacara, Mahala, Mahra, Makara, Nahara, Nehara, Sagara, Samara, Shara, Tahira, Tamara, Tashara, Zachava, Zaharira, Zahava, Zahavah, Zahna, Zahndra, Zahrah, Zandra, Zarya, Zinara, Zora and Zoraya. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zahara.