Given Name ZAÏRE

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Literature

Meaning & History

Used by Voltaire for the heroine of his tragic play 'Zaïre' (1732), about a Christian woman enslaved by Muslims. The heroine is named Zara in some English translations. Voltaire may have based the name on ZAHRAH.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Zara (English), Zaira (Italian), Zaira (Spanish)
USER SUBMISSION: Zaire
  United States
2016