Meaning and name origin
Zarah \z(a)-rah\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew and Arabic origin, and the meaning of Zarah is "princess; radiance". Zarah is a variant of Sarah (Hebrew); biblical: originally called Sarai, Sarah was the wife of Abraham. Also a variant of Zara (Arabic): see also Zahara.
Zarah 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 a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Zarah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Sarah (#50), Sara (#167), Zara (#422), Sarai (#447), Zariah (#535), Zaria (#860), Zahra (#916) and Sarrah. (2014 statistics).
Zarah is also pronounced similarly to Cyrah, Sariah, Zahrah, Zarya, Zora, Zorah and Zorrah. Other suggested similar baby names are Barah, Carah, Darah, Farah, Karah, Marah, Tarah and Zahirah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zarah.