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What does Zoraya mean?

Zoraya Pronunciation of Zoraya [zo-raya] as a girls' name is of Slavic origin, and the name Zoraya means "dawn". Zoraya is a variant form of Zora (Slavic): author Zora Neale Hurston.

Associated with: dawn.


Zoraya has 3 variants: Zorah, Zorrah and Zorya.

4 more alternative forms via Zora: Zorana, Zoreen, Zorina and Zorine.

Creative forms:
(female) Zoraka, Zuraya, ..

(male) Zorai, Zorane, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zoraya Magdalene (Z.M.), ..

How popular is Zoraya?

Zoraya is a rare first name for women. Zoraya is an equally unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only prominent varying form of Zoraya (outside Top 2000) is Zora (#1587 from current records). Adoption of this form of Zoraya reached its most widespread a century ago (#311) and has become significantly reduced since (#1587, down 80%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zoraya and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Zoraya is pronounced similarly to Saraia, Soraya, Zara, Zarah, Zaria, Zarria, Zary, Zarya, Zayra and Zohra. Other suggested similar names are Alaya, Amaya, Anaya, Arya, Brya, Daya, Drorlya (see Derora), Fraya, Freya, Genaya, Gloreya, Glorya, Granya, Haya, Inaya, Ionya, Joya, Kirya, Maraya, Moraia, Moya, Neriya, Raya, Roya, Sharaya, Shaya, Sofya, Sonya, Tarnya, Taya, Tonnya, Tonya, Treya, Uranya, Uriya, Zada, Zahara, Zahava, Zana, Zarina, Zayda, Zayna, Zeenya, Zenayda, Zenya, Zetana, Zhanaya (see Zhane), Zigana, Zinara, Zinnya, Zinya, Zlata, Zoanna, Zoela, Zoey, Zofia, Zofya, Zohara, Zona, Zondra, Zoraida, Zorica, Zoya, Zoyya (see Zoya) and Zuzana. These names tend to be more frequently used than Zoraya.

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