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What does Zora mean?

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


Zora has 8 variants: 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 women (#1714 out of 4276, Top 40%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (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. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Zora and corresponding names. The only other popular varying form of Zora is Aurora (#116 last year). Adoption of this girl name reached its peak during 1900-1909 and is now significantly 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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 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.