What does Zara mean?
Zara /zara/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced ZR-ah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Zara is "radiance".
Related girl name: Sarah.
Zara▲ has 1 more related variation via Zahara: Zahra.Kreatif forms: Zarei, Zira. [more]
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 popularity 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 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Prominent related forms of Zara (#422 a year ago) are Sarah (#50 a year ago), Zahra (#916), Zaria (#860) and Zariah (#535). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity in 2013 (usage of 0.4468%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.4434%, ▼0.8%), but with the version Zaria becoming less trendy. Zara (#422) and Zariah (#535) are two of the more fashionable baby names in this list. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Zara and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Zara▲ is pronounced similarly to Ceara, Cera, Ciara▼, Cira, Cyra, Sahra, Saira, Sara, Sarai▲, Sarha, Sari, Saria, Sarra, Seara, Sera, Siara, Zahrah, Zarya, Zohra, Zora▼, Zorah and Zorya. Other recommended 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.