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What does Zora mean?

Zora /zo-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.

Associated with: dawn


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

Related girl name: Aurora.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Zeara, Zura, ..

(male) Zorai, Zoro, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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, and is at #1609 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zora name in U.S.

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

The only other popular varying form of Zora (#1609 from recent data) is Aurora (#116 from recent data). Adoption of these forms of Zora is at its peak today (usage of 0.18%), except for the version Zora which has become less fashionable. Aurora has generally been a favorite of parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zora, Aurora in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Zora is pronounced similarly to Ceara, Cera, Cerea, Ceria, Ciara, Ciera, Cira, Ciri, Cyra, Cyrah, Sahra, Sara, Sarah, Sarai, Seara, Sera, Siara, Siera, Siri, Suri, Syria, Zara, Zarah, Zariah and Zary. Other suggested similar names are Adora, Adra, Afra, Ara, Azora, Bara, Bora, Cara, Cora, Dora, Drora, Enora, Kara, Kera, Kora, Kyra, Lara, Lora, Lyra, Mara, Mera, Mira, Mora, Moyra, Myra, Nera, Nira, Nora, Noura, Onora, Pera, Rora, Tora, Vera, Yara, Zada, Zana, Zeta, Zila, Zina, Ziva, Zoela, Zohara, Zoia, Zola, Zona, Zondra, Zosia, Zoya and Zyta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Zora.