What does Zora mean?
Zora /zo-ra/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced ZOR-ah. It is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Zora is "dawn". Author Zora Neale Hurston.
Related girl name: Aurora.Kreatif forms: Zeara, Zira, Zori. [more]
How popular is Zora?
Zora is a very popular first name for women (#1714 out of 4276, Top 40%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#59916 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Zora for girls. Zora reached its highest position of #311 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
The only other popular varying form of Zora is Aurora (#116 last year). Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.5425%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.442%, 18.5% less), with the version Zora becoming less fashionable. Aurora (#116) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this list, with this name undergoing a revival in popularity. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Zora and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Zora▼ is pronounced similarly to Cera, Cira, Cyra, Sara, Sera, Zahra, Zaira, Zara▲, Zarah, Zaria▼, Zary, Zarya, Zayra and Zohra. Other suggested similar baby names are Bora, Cora▲, Dora▼, Kora▲, Lora▼, Mora, Nora▲, Rora, Tora, Zohara, Zoia, Zola▼, Zona▼ and Zoya. These names tend to be less frequently used than Zora.