Zerah Name Meaning & Origin
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A Biblical Male name, the anglicized spelling of Zerach (the ch is the rolled sound at the end of Bach), meaning rising light or dawn.
There is also a Hebrew word zerah, which means seed and is a feminine word. (In Hebrew, most words that end in -ah or -t are feminine.)
The most famous Biblical Zerah (actually Zerach) is in Genesis 38, when Tamar gives birth to twin boys. Zerah's hand comes out briefly, but his brother Perez (which means breakthrough) ends up being born first.
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The name Zerah is assigned five (or six) times in the Bible