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What does Zaira mean?

Zaira Pronunciation of Zaira [zaira] as a name for girls has its root in Arabic, and the meaning of Zaira is "radiance". Zaira is an alternate spelling of Zara (Arabic): see also Zahara.

Associated with: arabic.


Zaira has 7 variants: Zarah, Zaria, Zariah, Zarria, Zary, Zayeera and Zayra.

2 more relations via Zara: Zarina and Zarinda.

Creative forms:
(female) Zaika, Zura, ..

(male) Zairai, Zairi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zaira Ophelia (Z.O.), ..

How popular is Zaira?

Zaira is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Zaira is an uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Zaira was first listed in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #1375 in the U.S. in 2010, and is at #1570 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Zaira (#1570 in 2015) listed in the Top 2000 are Zara (#402 in 2015), Zariah (#506), Zaria (#872) and Zarah (#1779). Usage of these relations of Zaira is widespread presently (median #1025). Zara and Zariah are two of the more fashionable birth names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zaira, Zara, Zarah, Zaria, Zariah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Zaira is alike in pronunciation to Ceara, Cearra, Ceira, Cera, Ciarra, Ciera, Cira, Ciri, Cyra, Sahra, Saira, Sarai, Sarha, Sari, Saria, Seara, Searra, Sera, Siria, Zahra, Zahrah, Zarya, Zohra, Zorrah and Zorya. Other suggested similar names are Bahira, Barra, Cara, Daeira, Daira, Danira, Dara, Darra, Jadra, Kaara, Kaira, Kara, Karra, Keira, Lavra, Madra, Maira, Mara, Maura, Mayra, Meira, Moira, Nadra, Sabra, Sadira, Tahira, Tarra, Taura, Yaira, Yakira, Yara, Zada, Zahara, Zahira, Zahirah, Zaida, Zaina, Zakiya, Zalia, Zalika, Zana, Zanita, Zanna, Zarita, Zayda, Zia, Zila, Zina, Zita and Ziva. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zaira.

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