Zora: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Zora
Origin of the name Zora:
Of Slavonic origin, meaning "dawn."
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Apparently there's a myth about the Zorya, who are the two guardian goddesses known as the Auroras. Alternate spellings, according to Wikipedia and my Russian-Albanian neighbors, include Zora, Zarya, Zory, and Zore.
The stars guard and watch over the doomsday hound, Simargl, who is chained to the star Polaris in the constellation Ursa Minor, the "little bear". If the chain ever breaks, the hound will devour the constellation and the universe will end. The Zorya represent the Morning Star and Evening Star.
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Zo, Z, Zo-zo, Star-fox
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Macedonian in origin. Male equivalent is Zoran. Meaning in Serbian is "dawn".
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Author Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Arkus-Duntov "Father of the Corvette" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zora_Arkus-Duntov
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Zora, a kid from the Disney Channel series Sonny With a Chance.
The Zoras, a water dwelling species in "The Legend of Zelda" games.
Princess Zora, played by Aileen Quinn, protagonist of "Cannon Movie Tales: The Frog Prince" (1986)