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Meaning and Name Origin

Zayra \za(y)-ra\ as a name for girls. The meaning of the name Zayra is "radiance". Zayra is a form of Zara (Arabic): see also Zahara. Scarcely used as a birth name for girls.


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

Zayra has 2 more related forms via Zara: Zarina and Zarinda.


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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Zayra and related names. Zara (#422 last year), Zariah (#535) and Zaria (#860) are the prominent varying forms of Zayra (#unlisted). These girl names are at the apex of their popularity today, except for the version Zaria which has become less trendy. Zara (#422) and Zariah (#535) are two of the more fashionable birth names in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Zara, Zaria, Zariah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Zayra is alike in pronunciation to Cyra, Sahra, Saira, Sara, Sarra, Zahra, Zahrah, Zarya, Zohra and Zora. Other recommended similar baby names are Mayra, Zahara, Zahira, Zayda and Zayna. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zayra.