Meaning and Origin of: Zara

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Princess, lady
  • Arabic, Swahili : White; flowers
  • Hebrew, Arabic : Dawn; princess

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : habitational name from the Italian name for the city of Zadar on the Dalmatian coast in former Yugoslavia.
  • Italian : in Sicily, possibly from a variant of zagara, zagra,zaara ‘orange flower’, or, in Venezia, possibly a variant ofZadra.
  • Spanish : probably a metronymic from the female personal name Sara, Zara (see Sara).
  • Basque : topographic name from Basque zara ‘wood’, ‘thicket’.

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