What does Zarah mean?
Zarah \z(a)-rah\ as a girls' name. Zarah's roots are Hebrew and Arabic, and the name Zarah means "princess; radiance". Zarah is a derivative of Sarah (Hebrew). Biblical: originally called Sarai. Zarah is also a variant of Zara (Arabic): see also Zahara.
Zarah has 49 more alternative forms via Sarah, Zara: Sadee, Sadella, Sadelle, Sadellia, Sadie, Sadye▼, Saidee, Sal, Sallee, Salley, Salli, Sallie▼, Sally▼, Sarabeth, Sarahann, Sarahity, Sarahlee, Sarahlynn, Sarajane, Sarajean, Saralee, Saralyn, Saralynn, Saramae, Saran, Sareen, Sarely, Sarena, Sarette, Sarika, Sarina▼, Sarine, Sarissa, Sarita, Sarka, Sarolta, Sarotta, Sarotte, Sasa, Serach, Serita, Shara, Shari▼, Sorcha, Sydel, Sydelle, Zarina, Zarinda and Zarita.
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)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Zarah and associated names. Sadie (#46 a year ago), Sadye, Sallie, Sally, Sara (#167), Sarah (#50), Sarai (#447), Sarina, Sarrah, Shara, Shari, Sorcha, Zahra (#916), Zara (#422), Zaria (#860) and Zariah (#535) are the popular varying forms of Zarah (#unlisted). Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.3089%) and is almost as widespread today (usage 0.2848%, down 7.8%), but with forms like Sallie, Sally, Sarina, Shari and Zaria falling out of fashion. Sadie (#46), Sarai (#447), Zara (#422) and Zariah (#535) are four of the more fashionable baby names in this list, with Sadie enjoying a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Zarah is 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 frequently used than Zarah.