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What does Zahira mean?

Zahira Pronunciation of Zahira [za-hi-ra] as a girls' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Zahira is "brilliant, shining".

Associated with: arabic.


Zahira has 2 variants: Zaheera and Zahirah.

Creative forms:
(female) Zahiga, Zahima, ..

(male) Zahayr, Zahize, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zahira Vivian (Z.V.), ..

How popular is Zahira?

Zahira is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Zahira is an equivalently uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Zahira has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Zahira is alike in pronunciation to Sahara, Saharah, Saharra, Zahara and Zohara. Other recommended names are Ashira, Bahira, Behira, Daeira, Daira, Danira, Jadira, Jakira, Kaira, Madira, Mahina, Mahra, Maira, Mazhira, Nadira, Nahara, Nehira, Ophira, Sadira, Safira, Sahra, Saira, Samira, Saphira, Shira, Tahira, Yaira, Yakira, Zaharira, Zahava, Zahna, Zahndra, Zahra, Zahrah, Zaida, Zaina, Zaira, Zakia, Zakiya, Zalia, Zalika, Zandra, Zanita, Zara, Zarah, Zaria, Zariah, Zarina, Zarita, Zarria, Zary, Zarya, Zaviera, Zayeera, Zayra, Zefira, Zephira, Zifira, Zohra and Zora. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zahira.

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