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Meaning and name origin

Zara \z(a)-ra\ as a girl's 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.


Zara has 10 variant forms: Zaira, Zarah, Zaria, Zariah, Zarina, Zarinda, Zarria, Zary, Zayeera and Zayra.

For more information, see also the related girl name Sarah.


Zara is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Zara for girls. Zara reached its highest rank of #422 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Zara name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Zara and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Sarah (#50), Zara (#422), Zariah (#535) and Zaria (#860). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sarah, Zara, Zaria, Zariah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Zara is also pronounced similarly to Ceara, Cera, Ciara, Cira, Cyra, Sahra, Saira, Sara, Sarai, Sarha, Sari, Saria, Sarra, Seara, Sera, Siara, Zahra, Zahrah, Zarya, Zohra, Zora, Zorah and Zorya. Other suggested similar baby names are Bara, Cara, Dara, Fara, Iara, Kara, Lara, Mara, Tara, Yara, Zada, Zahira, Zana and Zohara. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zara.