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Zara is a gorgeous name. (It is also the name of a clothing store, but that wouldn't put me off the name at all.)
-- Mommy2B  5/4/2005
I once had a friend who was named this. She insisted on being called 'Sarah', though.
-- echo_of_the_past  6/21/2005
It's a great alternative to the plain jane Sarah.
-- Anonymous User  7/6/2005
Queen Elizabeth's daughter Princess Ann named her daughter Zara.
-- Anonymous User  7/6/2005
My name is Zara and I once had a friend who told me that the name in India means flower and also means princess in Hebrew.
-- zulucrazy  9/3/2005
No Zara is not Indian. It is simply an Arabic name. It is however a beautiful name.
-- Koolgal  7/5/2008
My name is Zara, I think it's a great name because I don't know anyone else with this name. So if somebody calls me 10 people don't look up to see if they are being spoken to. Also it suits me, it's individual, it gives an impression of a mystic or clairvoyant. I read that it originates from Hebrew meaning 'as bright as the dawn', also read somewhere else it means 'flower' in Arabic. I met a Turkish guy once who asked me if I have Turkish family, because it's popular there. I like the fact that its very uncommon and want it to stay that way!
-- MRS JUROON  11/2/2005
Zara is a beautiful name! It's elegant, unique and has an element of mystery about it. I named my darling daughter Zara as she was born in the morning. I felt like she was my "radiant dawn" (and she still is!). Whenever I tell people her name, they all comment on how regal it sounds.

"Zara" the name has been around much longer than the actual high-chain store! So it does seem a bit funny that some people only recognize it in conjuction with the retail shop!
-- Anonymous User  1/26/2006
Zara is the name of the heroine of Gilbert and Sullivan's penultimate opera Utopia Limited.
-- Kosta  5/25/2006
I have seen this name with an *h* on the end, but only once and I have never seen it this way.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2006
The Princess Royal's daughter is Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, named for her mother, both her grandmothers and her great-grandmother. The name 'Zara' was chosen by her uncle, the Prince of Wales; it's a Greek name meaning 'bright as the dawn'.

Zara is also the name of Greta Garbo's character in the 1932 movie, 'As You Desire Me'.
-- MariaNikolaievnaRoma  12/25/2006
"Zara" is also used in Bulgaria. [noted -ed]
-- iva_toneva  5/1/2007
This is also a girls name in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/3/2007
Because of the clothing store, unfortunately in my mind this feels like naming a child "Gap" or "Old Navy".
-- lady murasaki  10/2/2007
I like this name, pretty and unusual. I only like the ZAH-rah pronunciation of it though. Za-rah sounds too much like Sarah, which I hate.
-- jasmineenimsaj  2/12/2008
Zara is a beautiful name. It makes me think of a girl who is short in stature, but full of spice, and witty comebacks. A girl who has a short temper and is very athletic.
Zara seems to be really close to Zora which is really close to Zorro. So whenever I think Zara I also think black curly hair.
-- Akito  3/19/2008
Pronounced "zah-rah".
-- MaggieSimpson  6/2/2008
In Hebrew Zara means fruitful. It is a form of the name Zarah. Zarah was a twin of Perez born to Tamar and Judah.
-- SHIRINZMC  9/21/2008
ZARA means "fruitful" in Aramaic. It is a form of ZARAH born to TAMAR and JUDAH. Refer to: (Genesis 38:24-30). It also means "rising light".
-- SHIRINZMC  9/21/2008
Zara is also Czech and Slovak form of Zahrah.
-- MaggieSimpson  5/1/2009
Be careful, Zara is rising in popularity.
-- Alora  1/2/2010
To me this is a bit of a "guilty pleasure" name - it seems slightly too spectacular and exotic for everyday life. However it's currently a Top 40 name in Australia, so obviously other people don't feel the same way.
-- SandSea  2/5/2010
I've liked this name since I was a child - to me it seems very pretty, cool and exotic-sounding, without being difficult to spell or pronounce. Like Sara, but with a more modern twist. I don't associate Zara with the clothing brand, because I knew people called it long before I'd heard of the brand. However, unfortunately Zara is a bit too overused for my tastes. I know many Zaras, and that would put me off using the name myself. But Ciara and Sara are way more common than it and I still would use them. It's just there are some names I mind being popular and others I love regardless.
-- Ailis  2/18/2010
I know it's a clothing label popular in Europe. I guess it's a cool name.
-- Aureliano  3/4/2010
Name of the heroine in Carrie Jone's book Need.
-- Rm4187  4/16/2010
Zara is also used in Croatia.
-- Sofia  11/6/2010
This name is more popular in Australia than anywhere else in the world - it's in the top 25 names for girls.

There have been a number of famous Australians called Zara over the years, which may help explain it.

Zara Hore-Ruthven, Countess of Gowrie (1879-1965), who was wife of the Governor of South Australia.

Dame Zara Kate Holt (1909-1989), wife of Prime Minister Harold Holt.

Why the name continues to climb is something of a mystery, however. It's hard to believe it's because of the clothing brand when it is not available in Australia yet (will be later in 2011).
-- keepitreal  1/23/2011
In British English it's pronounced ZAR-ə.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2012
Wikipedia, on the naming of Zara, the Spanish clothing retailer:
Amancio Ortega opened the first Zara store in 1974 in a central street in downtown A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. Ortega named his store Zorba after watching the classic film Zorba the Greek, but apparently there was a bar that was called the same, Zorba, two blocks away, and the owner of the bar came and said, "this is going to confuse things to have two Zorbas." They had already made the molds for the letters in the sign, so they just rearranged them to see what they could find, and they found Zara.
-- Anonymous User  5/29/2013
This really should be credited as an Arabic name. ¬_¬ It's written as زارہ.
-- Anonymous User  8/30/2014
This was my great-great grandmother's name, but she went by Sarah after she and my great-great grandfather emigrated from Germany to the United States.
-- vitaminanime  9/22/2014

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