Zara Name Meaning & Origin

Zara

Pronunciation: ZAH-rə (key)

Origin of the name Zara:

Derived from the Arabic zahra (flower, blossom), which is from zahara (to blossom).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Zara: | Edit

My name is Zara. I always loved my name growing up as I was always the only one in my class. It is pretty sounding but not too wacky! Although it still annoys me if people pronounce it with a S. "Im ZARA not SARA!" Lol. However, it is seemingly getting quite common now, Ive heard a lot more little girls with the name which would put me off now if I was naming my daughter it!

Personal experiences with the name Zara: | Edit

I am names after the store called "ZARA" and when i was little that was one of my moms favorite store to get clothes from!
Most people on the first time they see me pronounce my name as "Sarah" but have the first letter sound like a "Z". Dont let other people make that mistake. It really gets annoying!

Nicknames for Zara: | Edit

Our daughter's name is Zara Nicole. It's not a name for everyone but totally fits her personality. I call her "Zari" most of the time. My father calls her "Zee".

My name is Zara and my family calls me either Zaza or Zada. Sometimes people call me Zebra, too.

Meanings and history of the name Zara: | Edit

The Hebrew word zara means "seed", which appears to predate the Arabic and Russian meanings. In Arabic, Zara means star or flower, and is sometimes spelled Zahra. In Russian, Zara means princess. Some people believe that Zara is a form of Sarah.

The Hebrew word zara means "seed" no, it means "strange/foreign"
זֶרַע zera is seed

Famous real-life people named Zara: | Edit

Zara, Russian pop singer and actress
Zara, Turkish folk music singer
Zara Aldana, Filipina celebrity
Zara Bate, Australian fashion designer, wife of Harold Holt
Zara Cully, American actress
Zara Salim Davidson, a member of the Malaysian royalty.
Zara Davis, English windsurfer
Zara Dawson, English actress and television presenter
Zara Dolukhanova, Armenian mezzo-soprano singer
Zara Durrani, Pakistani-Canadian actress and model
Zara Glover, English ten-pin bowler
Zara Hore-Ruthven, Countess of Gowrie, Irish-born wife of the Earl of Gowrie, Governor-General of Australia
Zara Larsson, Swedish singer
Zara Levina, Ukrainian pianist and composer
Zara Mints, Russian-Estonian literary scientist, wife of Yuri Lotman
Zara Nelsova, Canadian cellist
Zara Northover, Jamaican shot putter
Zara Nutley, British television actress
Zara Tindall, daughter of Princess Anne of the United Kingdom
Zara Sheikh, Pakistani model and Lollywood actress
Zara Turner, British actress
Zara Whites, Dutch television personality, activist and former pornographic actress
Zara Wright, American author based in Chicago

Zara in song, story & screen: | Edit

Zara from Marie Corelli's "A Romance of Two Worlds"
Zara from the game "Leo & Leah"
Zara, the queen from The Mourning Bride, a tragedy written by British playwright William Congreve.
Princess Zara from the young adult novel series "The Faerie Path"
Zara Amaro, daughter of Detective Nick Amaro and Maria Grazie on the television series "Law and Order: SVU"
Zara from the "Westmark Trilogy"
Zara from "Veer Zara", a movie of Bollywood king Shah Rukh Khan 11 yers ago of eid 2015.

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