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▲.Creative forms:
(female) Zaka, Zura, ..
(male) Zaravi, Zaraze, .. Middle name pairings:
Zara Mckenzie (Z.M.), ..
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)
Zara entered the list in 1994 and reached its highest rank of #402 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Zara (#402 via latest list) are Sarah (#58 via latest list), Zahara (#1417), Zahra (#690), Zaira (#1570), Zarah (#1779), Zaria (#872) and Zariah (#506). These relations of Zara reached the peak of their popularity 4 decades ago (median #1750) and are now much less widespread (#911, ▼78%). 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.See names in meaning and etymology.