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What does Zayra mean?

Zayra Pronunciation of Zayra [za-yra] as a name for girls is of Arabic derivation, and the meaning of the name Zayra is "radiance". Zayra is an alternate form of Zara (Arabic): see also Zahara.

Associated with: arabic.


Zayra has 7 variants: Zaira, Zarah, Zaria, Zariah, Zarria, Zary and Zayeera.

1 more related form via Zara: Zarina.

Creative forms:
(female) Zarei, Zeayra, ..

(male) Zacha, Zayrai, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zayra Zaria (Z.Z.), ..

How popular is Zayra?

Zayra is an uncommon first name for females. Zayra is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Zara (#402 from recent data), Zariah (#506), Zaria (#872), Zaira (#1570) and Zarah (#1779) are the prominent varying forms of Zayra (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Zary, are seldom used. These forms of Zayra were favored as birth names today (average #1025). Zaria has been the most well-known version, although Zariah seems to be getting popular too. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zara outside U.S.

Similar Names

Zayra is alike in pronunciation to Ceara, Cearra, Ciaara, Ciara, Ciera, Cira, Cyra, Sairah, Sara, Sarai, Sari, Saria, Sarra, Sarrah, Seara, Searra, Siara, Siera, Syria, Zahrah, Zarya, Zohra, Zorah, Zoraya and Zorya. Other recommended names are Amyra, Bara, Barra, Caera, Cara, Dara, Fara, Faydra, Gavra, Hajra, Iara, Jadra, Jaydra, Kaira, Kara, Kyra, Larra, Lawra, Madra, Mahra, Maira, Mara, Marra, Maura, Mavra, Mayra, Nadra, Omyra, Shyra, Tamra, Tara, Tarra, Taura, Thyra, Tyra, Yaira, Yara, Zada, Zahara, Zahira, Zaida, Zaina, Zakyla, Zanna, Zayda, Zaylia, Zayna, Zaynah, Zoyya (see Zoya) and Zyta. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zayra.

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