my great grandmother came to canada as a young woman. so i am of russian descent, 5th generation. the question regarding does anyone know the meaning of my name, (female and Russian descent); comes because I havent ever seen it given in name meaning books, nor met anyone with the same name that could tell me. My grandmother died when I was in grade four, and I didnt get a chance to ask her if she knew the meaning of it. My mother gave me the name, because when she was a young girl and went to school, her best friend had this name, and mom decided that when she had a girl she would name her by this name, Zoria; but she couldnt tell me any factual info for its name meaning either.