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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the first letter is Z.
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Feminine form of ZAAHIR (1).
Armenian form of ISABEL. A 13th-century ruling queen of Cilician Armenia bore this name.
Feminine form of ZOHAR.
ZAHARINAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of ZECHARIAH.
Feminine form of ZAHI.
ZAHIDAfArabic, Urdu
Feminine form of ZAHID.
Turkish feminine form of ZAHID.
Feminine form of ZAHIR. This can also be a variant transcription of ZAAHIRA.
ZAHRAfArabic, Persian
Means "brilliant, bright" in Arabic. This is an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatimah.
Derived from Arabic زهرة (zahrah) meaning "blooming flower".
Feminine form of ZAYD.
Feminine form of ZAYN.
ZAINABfArabic, Urdu
Variant Arabic transcription of ZAYNAB, as well as the Urdu form.
ZAIRAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ZAÏRE.
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.
Variant transcription of ZAKIYYA.
Variant transcription of ZAKIYYA.
Feminine form of ZAKI.
ŽAKLINAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of JACQUELINE.
Polish form of JACQUELINE.
Diminutive of ROZALIJA.
ZANf & mChinese
From Chinese (zàn) meaning "help, support", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
ŽANAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of GIANNA.
Short form of ALEXANDRA.
ZANE (2)fLatvian
Latvian form of SUSANNA.
Short form of SUZANNA.
ZARA (1)fEnglish (Modern)
English form of ZAÏRE. In England it came to public attention when Princess Anne gave it to her daughter in 1981. Use of the name may also be influenced by the trendy Spanish clothing retailer Zara.
ZARAMAMAfIncan Mythology
Means "grain mother" in Quechua. This was the name of the Inca goddess of grain.
Possibly a variant of ZAHRAH.
Means "golden" in Persian.
ZARIAfEnglish (Modern)
Possibly based on ZAHRAH or the Nigerian city of Zaria.
ZAVIAfEnglish (Rare)
Modern feminine form of XAVIER.
Feminine form of ZAYN.
Meaning uncertain. It is possibly related to Arabic زين (zayn) meaning "beauty"; it could be from the name of a fragrant flowering tree; or it could be an Arabic form of ZENOBIA, a name borne by a pre-Islamic queen of Palmyra. Zaynab was the name of a daughter, a granddaughter, and two wives of the Prophet Muhammad.
Czech feminine variant of ZDENKO.
Czech feminine form of ZDENKO.
Czech feminine form of ZDZISŁAW. This name was borne by the 13th-century Czech saint Zdislava Berka.
Feminine form of ZDZISŁAW.
ZEDONGm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "moist, grace, brilliance" combined with (dōng) meaning "east", as well as other character combinations. A notable bearer was the founder of the People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong (1893-1976).
Turkish form of ZAHRA.
Persian form of ZAYNAB.
Feminine form of ZEKİ.
ZELDA (1)fYiddish
Feminine form of SELIG.
ZELDA (2)fEnglish
Short form of GRISELDA.
Feminine form of SELIG.
German diminutive of MARCELLA.
Variant of SELMA.
ZELPHAfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ZILPAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Azerbaijani form of ZEMFIRA.
ZEMFIRAfTatar, Bashkir, Literature
Meaning unknown, possibly of Romani origin. This name was (first?) used by Aleksandr Pushkin in his poem 'The Gypsies' (1827).
Meaning unknown. It could be a variant of XENIA or a diminutive of names featuring this sound, such as ALEXINA, ROSINA or ZENOBIA. This name has occasionally been used since the 19th century.
ZENAIDAfLate Greek
Apparently a Greek derivative of Ζηναις (Zenais), which was derived from the name of the Greek god ZEUS. This was the name of a 1st-century saint who was a doctor with her sister Philonella.
French form of ZENAIDA.
ZENAISfAncient Greek
Ancient Greek variant of ZENAIDA.
ZENOBIAfAncient Greek
Means "life of Zeus", derived from Greek Ζηνο (Zeno), a prefix form of the name of ZEUS, combined with βιος (bios) "life". This was the name of a 3rd-century queen of Palmyra. After claiming the title 'Queen of the East' and expanding her realm into Roman territory she was defeated by Emperor Aurelian. Her Greek name was used as an approximation of her native Aramaic name.
Modern Greek form of ZENOBIA.
Diminutive of KRESZENZ.
ZÉPHYRINEfFrench (Rare)
French feminine form of Zephyrinus (see ZEFERINO).
Azerbaijani form of ZAYNAB.
ZEYNABfPersian, Azerbaijani
Variant transcription of ZEINAB (Persian) or ZEYNƏB (Azerbaijani).
Turkish form of ZAYNAB.
ZHAKLINAfMacedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian form of JACQUELINE.
Means "dew" or "hoarfrost" in Persian.
Russian form of JEANNE.
Diminutive of ZHANNA.
ZHENf & mChinese
From Chinese (zhēn) meaning "precious, rare", (zhēn) meaning "real, genuine", (zhēn) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal", or other Chinese characters which are pronounced similarly.
ZHENGm & fChinese
From Chinese (zhèng) meaning "right, proper, correct" or (zhèng) meaning "government", as well as other hanja characters with a similar pronunciation.
ZHENYAf & mRussian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of YEVGENIYA or YEVGENIY or a Bulgarian diminutive of EVGENIYA.
ZHIm & fChinese
From Chinese (zhì) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (zhì) meaning "wisdom, intellect", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
ZHIHAOm & fChinese
From Chinese (zhì) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (zhì) meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with (háo) meaning "brave, heroic, chivalrous". Many other character combinations are possible.
ZHIVKAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of ZHIVKO.
ZHONGm & fChinese
From Chinese (zhōng) meaning "middle" or (zhōng) meaning "loyalty, devotion". Other characters can form this name as well.
ZHOUm & fChinese
From Chinese (zhōu) meaning "boat, ship", in addition to other characters which are pronounced similarly.
Means "star" in Kazakh.
ZHYRGALm & fKyrgyz
Variant transcription of JYRGAL.
ZIBA (1)fPersian
Means "beautiful" in Persian.
Means "roe, deer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother of King Joash of Judah.
ZIFAfTatar, Bashkir
Tatar and Bashkir form of ZIBA (1).
German diminutive of CECILIA.
Means "shade" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the second wife of Lamech.
ZILPAfBiblical Spanish, Biblical French, Biblical Italian, Biblical Dutch
Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch form of ZILPAH.
ZILPAHfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "frailty" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the handmaid who was given to Jacob by Leah.
Short form of ZINAIDA.
Russian form of ZENAIDA.
ZINATfArabic, Persian
Means "ornament" in Arabic.
ZINNIAfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which was itself named for the German botanist Johann Zinn.
Modern Greek form of ZENOBIA.
ZINOVIYAfRussian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of ZENOBIA.
ZIPPORAHfBiblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name צִפּוֹרָה (Tzipporah), derived from צִפּוֹר (tzippor) meaning "bird". In the Old Testament this is the name of the Midianite wife of Moses. She was the daughter of the priest Jethro.
Variant of SISEL.
Short form of FRANZISKA.
ZITA (1)fItalian, Portuguese, German, Czech, Slovak
Means "little girl" in Tuscan Italian. This was the name of a 13th-century saint, the patron saint of servants.
ZITKALAfNative American, Sioux
Means "bird" in Lakota.
ZIVm & fHebrew
Means "bright, radiant" in Hebrew. This was the ancient name of the second month of the Jewish calendar.
ŽIVAfSlavic Mythology, Slovene
Means "living, alive" in Slavic. This was the name of a Slavic goddess associated with life, fertility and spring.
Feminine form of ZIV.
Feminine form of ZIV.
ŽIVKAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian feminine form of ZHIVKO.
Turkish form of ZINAT.
ZLOTAfJewish (Rare)
From Polish złoto "gold", used as translation of Yiddish Golda.
ZOEfEnglish, Italian, Ancient Greek
Means "life" in Greek. From early times it was adopted by Hellenized Jews as a translation of EVE. It was borne by two early Christian saints, one martyred under Emperor Hadrian, the other martyred under Diocletian. The name was common in the Byzantine Empire, being borne by a ruling empress of the 11th century. As an English name, Zoe has only been in use since the 19th century. It has generally been more common among Eastern Christians (in various spellings).
ZOÉfFrench, Hungarian
French and Hungarian form of ZOE.
ZOËfDutch, English
Dutch form and English variant of ZOE.
Slovak form of SOPHIA.
Polish form of SOPHIA.
Czech form of SOPHIA.
ZOHARm & fHebrew
Means "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.
Modern Greek form of ZOE.
ZOJAfLatvian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Latvian, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian form of ZOE.
ZOLA (1)fEnglish
Meaning unknown, perhaps an invented name. It has been in occasional use in the English-speaking world since the 19th century. It coincides with an Italian surname, a famous bearer being the French-Italian author Émile Zola (1840-1902).
ZOLA (2)fSouthern African, Zulu
Means "quiet, tranquil" in Zulu.
Means "girdle, belt" in Greek. This name was made popular by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet Zona Gale.
ZORAfCzech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From a South and West Slavic word meaning "dawn, aurora".
Perhaps means "enchanting" or "dawn" in Arabic. This was the name of a minor 12th-century Spanish saint, a convert from Islam. The name was used by Cervantes for a character in his novel 'Don Quixote' (1606), in which Zoraida is a beautiful Moorish woman of Algiers who converts to Christianity and elopes with a Spanish officer.
ZORANAfCroatian, Serbian
Feminine form of ZORAN.
ZORICAfSerbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian diminutive of ZORA.
ZORIONm & fBasque
Means "happiness" in Basque.
Feminine form of ZORION.
Means "morning star" in Bulgarian.
Diminutive of ZOFIA.
ZOSIMEfAncient Greek
Feminine form of Zosimos (see ZOSIMUS).
ZOYAfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ZOE.
Possibly from Zrin, the name of a village in Croatia, or from the noble Zrinski family which originated there.
Hungarian form of JEANNETTE.
Diminutive of ZSUZSANNA.
Hungarian form of SOPHIA.
Diminutive of ZSÓFIA.
Diminutive of ERZSÉBET.
Diminutive of ZSUZSANNA.
Hungarian form of SUSANNA.
Diminutive of ZSUZSANNA.
Means "elite, prime, cream" in Arabic.
Turkish form of ZUBAIDA.
ZULA (1)fPolish (Rare)
Polish diminutive of ZUZANNA.
ZULA (2)fEnglish
Meaning unknown. It has been in use since the 19th century. It is possibly related to the name of the African tribe that lives largely in South Africa, the Zulus. In the 19th century the Zulus were a powerful nation under their leader Shaka.
Arabic form of ZULEIKA.
Possibly means "brilliant beauty" in Persian. According to medieval legends this was the name of Potiphar's wife in the Bible. She has been a frequent subject of poems and tales.
Variant transcription of ZULAYKHA.
ZURIfEastern African, Swahili
Means "beautiful" in Swahili.
Derived from Basque zuri "white".
Means "sweet" in Yiddish.
ZUZAfSlovak, Polish
Slovak and Polish diminutive of SUSANNA.
ZUZANAfCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of SUSANNA.
ZUZANKAfCzech, Slovak
Diminutive of ZUZANA.
ZUZANNAfPolish, Latvian (Rare)
Polish and Latvian form of SUSANNA.
Polish diminutive of ZUZANNA.
ZUZKAfCzech, Slovak
Diminutive of ZUZANA.
ZVEZDANAfSerbian, Slovene
Serbian and Slovene form of ZVJEZDANA.
Derived from Croatian zvijezda meaning "star".
Feminine form of ZVONIMIR.
ZYANYAfNative American, Zapotec
Means "forever, always" in Zapotec.
From Lithuanian žydra meaning "light blue".
Possibly a Polish form of ZITA (1), or possibly a short form of FELICYTA.
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