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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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ZAAHIRAfArabic
Feminine form of ZAAHIR (1).
ZABELfArmenian
Armenian form of ISABEL. A 13th-century ruling queen of Cilician Armenia bore this name.
ZAHARAfHebrew
Feminine form of ZOHAR.
ZAHARINAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAHIAfArabic
Feminine form of ZAHI.
ZAHIDAfArabic, Urdu
Feminine form of ZAHID.
ZAHİDEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of ZAHID.
ZAHIRAfArabic
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.
ZAHRAHfArabic
Derived from Arabic زهرة (zahrah) meaning "blooming flower".
ZAIDAfArabic
Feminine form of ZAYD.
ZAINAfArabic
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.
ZAÏREfLiterature
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.
ZAKIAHfArabic
Variant transcription of ZAKIYYA.
ZAKIYAfArabic
Variant transcription of ZAKIYYA.
ZAKIYYAfArabic
Feminine form of ZAKI.
ŽAKLINAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of JACQUELINE.
ŻAKLINAfPolish
Polish form of JACQUELINE.
ZALAfSlovene
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.
ZANDRAfEnglish
Short form of ALEXANDRA.
ZANE (2)fLatvian
Latvian form of SUSANNA.
ZANNAfEnglish
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.
ZARAYfArabic
Possibly a variant of ZAHRAH.
ZAREENfPersian
Means "golden" in Persian.
ZARIAfEnglish (Modern)
Possibly based on ZAHRAH or the Nigerian city of Zaria.
ZAVIAfEnglish (Rare)
Modern feminine form of XAVIER.
ZAYNAfArabic
Feminine form of ZAYN.
ZAYNABfArabic
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.
ZDENAfCzech
Czech feminine variant of ZDENKO.
ZDEŇKAfCzech
Czech feminine form of ZDENKO.
ZDISLAVAfCzech
Czech feminine form of ZDZISŁAW. This name was borne by the 13th-century Czech saint Zdislava Berka.
ZDZISŁAWAfPolish
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).
ZEHRAfTurkish
Turkish form of ZAHRA.
ZEINABfPersian
Persian form of ZAYNAB.
ZEKİYEfTurkish
Feminine form of ZEKİ.
ZELDA (1)fYiddish
Feminine form of SELIG.
ZELDA (2)fEnglish
Short form of GRISELDA.
ZELDEfYiddish
Feminine form of SELIG.
ZELLAfGerman
German diminutive of MARCELLA.
ZELMAfEnglish
Variant of SELMA.
ZELPHAfBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of ZILPAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
ZEMFİRAfAzerbaijani
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).
ZENAfEnglish
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.
ZÉNAÏDEfFrench
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.
ZENOVIAfGreek
Modern Greek form of ZENOBIA.
ZENZIfGerman
Diminutive of KRESZENZ.
ZÉPHYRINEfFrench (Rare)
French feminine form of Zephyrinus (see ZEFERINO).
ZEYNƏBfAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ZAYNAB.
ZEYNABfPersian, Azerbaijani
Variant transcription of ZEINAB (Persian) or ZEYNƏB (Azerbaijani).
ZEYNEPfTurkish
Turkish form of ZAYNAB.
ZHAKLINAfMacedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian form of JACQUELINE.
ZHALEHfPersian
Means "dew" or "hoarfrost" in Persian.
ZHANNAfRussian
Russian form of JEANNE.
ZHANNOCHKAfRussian
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.
ZHULDYZfKazakh
Means "star" in Kazakh.
ZHYRGALm & fKyrgyz
Variant transcription of JYRGAL.
ZIBA (1)fPersian
Means "beautiful" in Persian.
ZIBIAHfBiblical
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).
ZILLAfGerman
German diminutive of CECILIA.
ZILLAHfBiblical
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.
ZINAfRussian
Short form of ZINAIDA.
ZINAIDAfRussian
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.
ZINOVIAfGreek
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.
ZISELfYiddish
Variant of SISEL.
ZISKAfGerman
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.
ZIVAfHebrew
Feminine form of ZIV.
ZIVITfHebrew
Feminine form of ZIV.
ŽIVKAfCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian feminine form of ZHIVKO.
ZİYNETfTurkish
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.
ŽOFIAfSlovak
Slovak form of SOPHIA.
ZOFIAfPolish
Polish form of SOPHIA.
ŽOFIEfCzech
Czech form of SOPHIA.
ZOHARm & fHebrew
Means "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.
ZOIfGreek
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.
ZONAfVarious
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".
ZORAIDAfSpanish
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.
ZORIONEfBasque
Feminine form of ZORION.
ZORNITSAfBulgarian
Means "morning star" in Bulgarian.
ZOSIAfPolish
Diminutive of ZOFIA.
ZOSIMEfAncient Greek
Feminine form of Zosimos (see ZOSIMUS).
ZOYAfRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of ZOE.
ZRINKAfCroatian
Possibly from Zrin, the name of a village in Croatia, or from the noble Zrinski family which originated there.
ZSANETTfHungarian
Hungarian form of JEANNETTE.
ZSAZSAfHungarian
Diminutive of ZSUZSANNA.
ZSÓFIAfHungarian
Hungarian form of SOPHIA.
ZSÓFIKAfHungarian
Diminutive of ZSÓFIA.
ZSÓKAfHungarian
Diminutive of ERZSÉBET.
ZSUZSAfHungarian
Diminutive of ZSUZSANNA.
ZSUZSANNAfHungarian
Hungarian form of SUSANNA.
ZSUZSIfHungarian
Diminutive of ZSUZSANNA.
ZUBAIDAfArabic
Means "elite, prime, cream" in Arabic.
ZÜBEYDEfTurkish
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.
ZULAYKHAfArabic
Arabic form of ZULEIKA.
ZULEIKAfLiterature
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.
ZULEKHAfArabic
Variant transcription of ZULAYKHA.
ZURIfEastern African, Swahili
Means "beautiful" in Swahili.
ZURIÑEfBasque
Derived from Basque zuri "white".
ZUSAfYiddish
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.
ZUZIAfPolish
Polish diminutive of ZUZANNA.
ZUZKAfCzech, Slovak
Diminutive of ZUZANA.
ZVEZDANAfSerbian, Slovene
Serbian and Slovene form of ZVJEZDANA.
ZVJEZDANAfCroatian
Derived from Croatian zvijezda meaning "star".
ZVONIMIRAfCroatian
Feminine form of ZVONIMIR.
ZYANYAfNative American, Zapotec
Means "forever, always" in Zapotec.
ŽYDRĖfLithuanian
From Lithuanian žydra meaning "light blue".
ZYTAfPolish
Possibly a Polish form of ZITA (1), or possibly a short form of FELICYTA.
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