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What does Zahra mean?

Zahra /zah-ra/ as a girls' name is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Zahra is "white; flower".


Zahra has 1 variant: Zahrah.

Related girl names: Sarah and Zahara.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Zahka, Zura, ..

(male) Zahrai, Zahri, ..

How popular is Zahra?

Zahra is a rare first name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#50178 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Shown below is the birth name history of Zahra for girls. Zahra was first listed in 1995 and reached its top rank of #900 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is currently at #916. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Zahra (#916 the previous year) are Sarah (#50 the previous year) and Zahara (#1608). Adoption of these forms of Zahra reached its peak in the 1980s (median #1335) and is now significantly lower (#858, down 80.6%). Sarah has been the most popular choice, although Zahra seems to be gaining favor too, while Sarah is now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zahra, Sarah, Zahara in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Zahra is pronounced similarly to Cearra, Ceira, Cera, Ciaara, Ciara, Ciarra, Sahra, Saira, Sairah, Sara, Sarha, Sari, Saria, Sarra, Seara, Siera, Zaira, Zara, Zarah, Zaria, Zariah, Zarria, Zayeera, Zora and Zorah. Other recommended names are Aphra, Bahira, Caera, Cara, Daira, Darra, Fabra (see Fabia), Fara, Farra, Gavra, Kaira, Kara, Karra, Lara, Larra, Laura, Lavra, Lawra, Madra, Mahra, Maira, Mara, Marra, Maura, Mayra, Nadra, Nahara, Ophra, Sabra, Sahara, Tahira, Tara, Taura, Yaira, Yara, Zahava, Zaheera, Zahira, Zahirah, Zahna, Zahndra, Zaida, Zaina, Zakia, Zalia, Zana, Zanda, Zandra, Zanna and Zohara. These names tend to be more frequently used than Zahra.