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pinWhat 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.


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

Related girl name: Sarah.

Zara has 1 more relation via Zahara: Zahra.

Kreatif forms: Zarei, Zira. [more]

pinHow 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 2005 and reached its highest rank of #422 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Zara (#422 via latest list) are Sarah (#50 via latest list), Zahra (#916), Zaria (#860) and Zariah (#535). These relations of Zara reached the peak of their popularity less than a decade ago (median #553) and have remained as popular to this day (#556, 1%). Sarah is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Zara has gained in popularity, while Zaria is no longer trendy.

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

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

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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 similar baby 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.