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What does Zarah mean?

Zarah /za-rah/ as a girls' name. Zarah's roots are Hebrew and Arabic, and the name Zarah means "princess; radiance". Zarah is a version of Sarah (Hebrew). Biblical: originally called Sarai. Zarah is also a variant of Zara (Arabic): see also Zahara.

Associated with: arabic, princess


Zarah has 23 variants: Saira, Sairah, Sara, Sarai, Saraia, Sarha, Sarhah, Sari, Saria, Sarie, Sarra, Sarrah, Sarrey, Sera, Serah, Zahra, Zaira, Zaria, Zariah, Zarria, Zary, Zayeera and Zayra.

Zarah has 7 more alternative forms via Sarah, Zara: Saran, Sarka, Sasa, Serach, Shara, Zarina and Zarita.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Zarei, Zurah, ..

(male) Zaran, Zaro, ..

How popular is Zarah?

Zarah is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Zarah is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is an analysis of the history of the girl name Zarah and associated names. Saira, Sara (#167 a year ago), Sarah (#50), Sarai (#447), Sari, Sarrah, Sera, Shara, Zahra (#916), Zaira (#1733), Zara (#422), Zaria (#860) and Zariah (#535) are the popular varying forms of Zarah (not ranked). Adoption of these relations of Zarah was well-received during the years 1980-1989 (average #1553) and has become much less since (#1163, 77%), with forms like Sarah becoming less fashionable. Sarai, Zahra, Zara and Zariah are four of the more fashionable baby names in this list. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Saira, Sara, Sarah, Sarai, Sari in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sarrah, Sera, Shara, Zahra, Zaira in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zara, Zaria, Zariah in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Zarah is pronounced similarly to Ceara, Cearaa, Cera, Ciara, Ciarrah, Cira, Cyra, Cyrah, Sahra, Sariah, Seara, Siara, Zahrah, Zarya, Zohra, Zora, Zorah, Zoraya, Zorrah and Zorya. Other suggested similar names are Abrah, Adrah, Barah, Carah, Carlah, Dajah, Danah, Darah, Darrah, Dayah, Dorah, Farah, Farrah, Ganah, Hajrah, Halah, Hanah, Janah, Jorah, Kalah, Karah, Karlah, Karrah, Kyrah, Lanah, Lorah, Maiah, Marah, Mariah, Mayah, Merah, Mirah, Morah, Myrah, Norah, Oprah, Orah, Perah, Rafah, Ramah, Sabrah, Sadah, Tajah, Tamrah, Tarah, Tarrah, Terah, Tiarah, Zada, Zahirah, Zakiah, Zana, Zaynah, Zivah and Zubah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Zarah.