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Meaning and name origin

Zora \z(o)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced ZOR-ah. It is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Zora is "dawn". Author Zora Neale Hurston.


Zora has 8 variant forms: Zorah, Zorana, Zoraya, Zoreen, Zorina, Zorine, Zorrah and Zorya.

For more information, see also the related girl name Aurora.


Zora is a very popular first name for females (#1714 out of 4276, Top 40%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Zora for girls. Zora reached its highest rank of #311 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Zora name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Zora and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Aurora (#116) and Zora. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aurora, Zora in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Zora is also 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 commonly used than Zora.