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What does Zahara mean?

Zahara Pronunciation of Zahara [za-hara] 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.

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

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

(male) Zahayr, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zahara Selina (Z.S.), ..

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)

Zahara entered the list in 2006 and reached its apex rank of #1348 in the U.S. then, and is at #1417 presently. (2015 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.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Sahara (#1739 via latest list), Zahra (#690), Zaira (#1570), Zara (#402), Zarah (#1779) and Zaria (#872) are the prominent variation forms of Zahara (#1417 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Zahara was more pronounced in 2015 (average #1209). 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 in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zarah, 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.

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