What does Zara mean?
Zara /zara/ as a girls' name is pronounced ZR-ah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Zara is "radiance".
See also Zahara. Literary name often used for exotic characters. Princess Anne of Britain named her daughter Zara.
Related girl name: Sarah.
Zara▲ has 1 more relation via Zahara: Zahra▲.Kreatif forms:
(female) Zaka, Zura, ..
(male) Zaravi, Zavi, ..
How popular is Zara?
Zara is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#31621 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name history of Zara for girls. Zara entered the list in 1994 and reached its highest rank of #422 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Prominent related forms of Zara (#422 via latest list) are Sarah (#50 via latest list), Zahara (#1608), Zahra (#916), Zaira (#1733), Zaria (#860) and Zariah (#535). These relations of Zara reached the peak of their popularity 3 decades ago (median #1715) and are now much less widespread (#874, ▼77%). Sarah is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Zariah has gained in popularity, while Sarah is no longer trendy.
Zara▲ is pronounced similarly to Ceara, Cearaa, Cearra, Cerea, Ceria, Ciarra, Ciri, Cyra, Cyrah, Sahra, Saira, Sara▼, Sarha, Sarhah, Sariah▲, Sarie, Sarra, Searra, Serah, Siara, Siera, Siria, Zahrah, Zohra and Zorah. Other recommended names are Adra, Aura, Bara, Barra, Bora, Caera, Cara▼, Chara, Daira, Dara▼, Edra, Fara, Hajra, Iara, Idra, Jadra, Kara▼, Kera, Kiara▼, Kira▲, Lara, Larra, Lira, Lora▼, Lura▼, Mara▲, Maura, Mira▲, Nera, Ora▼, Rora, Sabra, Tara▼, Taura, Teara, Uira, Yara, Zada, Zahira, Zana, Zanda, Zarita, Zayna, Zena, Zia, Zinara, Ziva, Zohara, Zoia and Zyna. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zara.