What does Zayra mean?
Zayra /za-yra/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Arabic derivation, and the meaning of the name Zayra is "radiance". Zayra is an alternate form, with the suffix -yra, of Zara (Arabic): see also Zahara.
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)
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 (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. Variants like Zarria are seldom used. These girl names are at the apex of their popularity today (usage of 0.3943%), 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.