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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the first letter is Z.
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ZAAHIR (1)mArabic
Derived from Arabic زهر (zahara) meaning "to shine, to radiate".
ZAAHIR (2)mArabic
Derived from Arabic ظهر (zahara) meaning "clear, evident, manifest, outward". In Islamic tradition الظاهر (al-Zahir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Georgian form of ZAL.
Short form of ZACHARY.
Spanish form of ZECHARIAH.
From the Hebrew name זַכָּי (Zakkai) meaning "pure". This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
From Ζακχαιος (Zakchaios), the Greek form of ZACCAI. In the New Testament he is a tax collector in Jericho who gives half his possessions to charity.
ZACCHARIASmBiblical Latin
Form of ZACHARIAS used in the Latin Bible.
ZACCHEUSmBiblical Latin
Latin form of Ζακχαιος (see ZACCHAEUS) used in the Vulgate.
Short form of ZACHARY.
ZACHARIAHmEnglish, Biblical
Variant of ZECHARIAH. This spelling is used in the King James Version of the Old Testament to refer to one of the kings of Israel (called Zechariah in other versions).
ZACHARIASmBiblical, Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of ZECHARIAH. This form of the name is used in most English versions of the New Testament to refer to the father of John the Baptist. It was also borne by an 8th-century pope (called Zachary in English).
Polish form of ZECHARIAH.
French form of ZECHARIAH.
ZACHARYmEnglish, Biblical
Usual English form of ZACHARIAS, used in some English versions of the New Testament. This form has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it did not become common until after the Protestant Reformation. It was borne by American military commander and president Zachary Taylor (1784-1850).
Short form of ZACHARY.
Means "righteous" in Hebrew. This is the name of several characters in the Old Testament, most notably the high priest of Israel during the reigns of David and Solomon. Solomon was anointed by Zadok.
ZAFARmArabic, Urdu
Means "victory" in Arabic.
Turkish form of ZAFAR.
Bulgarian form of ZECHARIAH.
Variant transcription of ظهير (ZAHIR).
Variant transcription of ZAAHIR (2).
Means "beautiful, brilliant" in Arabic.
ZAHIDmArabic, Urdu
Means "pious, devout" in Arabic.
ZAHIRmArabic, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from Arabic ظهير (zahir) meaning "helper, supporter". This can also be a variant transcription of ZAAHIR (1) or ZAAHIR (2).
Variant transcription of ZAYD.
Variant transcription of ZAYN.
Short form of ZACHARY.
ZAKARIAmGeorgian, Arabic
Georgian form of ZECHARIAH. This is also a variant transcription of Arabic ZAKARIYYA.
Variant transcription of ZAKARIYYA.
Arabic form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAKCHAIOSmBiblical Greek
Form of ZACCHAEUS used in the Greek New Testament.
Russian form of ZECHARIAH.
Means "pure" in Arabic.
ZALmPersian Mythology
Means "albino" in Persian. In the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh' this is the name of a white-haired warrior.
Yiddish form of SOLOMON.
Means "shady" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of David's mighty men in the Old Testament.
ZAMANmArabic, Urdu
Means "time, age, era" in Arabic.
Slovene form of ZUAN, GIAN or JEAN (1).
ZANf & mChinese
From Chinese (zàn) meaning "help, support", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
ZANE (1)mEnglish
From an English surname of unknown meaning. It was introduced as a given name by American author Zane Grey (1872-1939). Zane was in fact his middle name - it had been his mother's maiden name.
Form of ZERAH used in some translations of the Bible.
ZARATHUSHTRAmAncient Persian
Ancient Avestan form of ZARATHUSTRA.
Possibly means "golden camel" in Old Iranian, derived from zarat meaning "golden" combined with ushtra meaning "camel". Zarathustra was the Persian prophet who founded the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism about the 10th century BC.
ŽARKOmSerbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian žar meaning "ember, zeal, fervour".
Modern Persian form of ZARATHUSTRA.
ZAURmAzerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Georgian
Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen and Georgian form of ZAWAR.
ZAURBEKmOssetian, Chechen
Derived from Arabic زوار (zawar) meaning "pilgrim" combined with the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
Derived from a Slavic root meaning "envy".
ZAWARmArabic, Urdu
Means "pilgrim, visitor" in Arabic.
ZAWISZAmPolish (Archaic)
Polish cognate of ZÁVIŠ.
Derived from Arabic زاد (zada) meaning "to increase". This was the name of a slave who became the adopted son of the Prophet Muhammad.
ZAYDENmEnglish (Modern)
An invented name, using the popular aden suffix sound found in such names as Braden, Hayden and Aidan.
Means "beauty, grace" in Arabic.
ZBIGNEVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of ZBIGNIEW.
Derived from the Slavic elements zbyti "to dispel" and gnyevu "anger".
Diminutive of ZBYGNĚV, now used independently.
Czech form of ZDENKO.
ZDENKOmSlovak, Slovene, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic element zidati meaning "build, create", originally a short form of names beginning with that element.
Slovak variant of ZDENKO.
Croatian form of ZDZISŁAW.
ZDRAVKOmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic zdrav meaning "healthy".
Derived from the Slavic elements zidati "build" and slava "glory".
Portuguese diminutive of JOSÉ.
Means "YAHWEH has bestowed" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament characters.
ZEBEDAIOSmBiblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of ZEBEDEE.
From Ζεβεδαιος (Zebedaios), the Greek form of ZEBADIAH used in the New Testament, where it refers to the father of the apostles James and John.
Possibly derived from Ugartic zbl meaning "prince". In the Old Testament Zebulun is the tenth son of Jacob (his sixth son by Leah) and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Genesis 30:20 implies two different roots for the name: זָבַל (zaval) meaning "to dwell" and זֵבֵד (zeved) meaning "gift, dowry". These are probably only folk etymologies.
ZECHARIAHmBiblical, English
From the Hebrew name זְכַרְיָה (Zekharyah) meaning "YAHWEH remembers", from זָכַר (zakhar) meaning "to remember" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of many characters in the Old Testament, including the prophet Zechariah, the author of the Book of Zechariah. The name also appears in the New Testament belonging to the father of John the Baptist, who was temporarily made dumb because of his disbelief. He is regarded as a saint by Christians. In some versions of the New Testament his name is spelled in the Greek form Zacharias or the English form Zachary. As an English given name, Zechariah has been in occasional use since the Protestant Reformation.
Short form of ZEDEKIAH.
From the Hebrew name צִדְקִיָּהוּ (Tzidqiyyahu) meaning "justice of YAHWEH", from צֶדֶק (tzedeq) meaning "justice" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. In the Old Testament this is the name of the last king of Judah.
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).
Means "wolf" in Hebrew.
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
Portuguese form of the Roman name Zephyrinus, which was derived from the Greek Zephyros (see ZEPHYR). Saint Zephyrinus was a 3rd-century pope.
Short form of EZEKIEL.
Turkish form of ZECHARIAH.
Means "intelligent" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic ذكيّ (dhakiy).
Variant of SELIG.
ŽELIMIRmCroatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic elements zheleti "to wish, to desire" and miru "peace, world".
Combination of the name SALIM and the Turkic title khan meaning "ruler, leader".
ŽELJKOmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from South Slavic želja meaning "desire".
Possibly means either "first born" or "shadow from terror" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Zelophehad is a man who dies while the Israelites are wandering in the wilderness, leaving five daughters as heirs.
ZENOmAncient Greek (Latinized), Italian
From the Greek name Ζηνων (Zenon), which was derived from the name of the Greek god ZEUS. Zeno was the name of two famous Greek philosophers: Zeno of Elea and Zeno of Citium, the founder of the Stoic school in Athens.
ZENOBIOSmAncient Greek
Masculine form of ZENOBIA.
ZENONmAncient Greek, Polish
Older form of ZENO, as well as the modern Polish form.
Short form of ZEPHANIAH.
ZEPHANIAmSouthern African
Variant of ZEPHANIAH. This form of the name appears to be used in southern Africa.
From the Hebrew name ץְפַןְיָה (Tzefanyah) meaning "YAHWEH has hidden", derived from צָפַן (tzafan) meaning "to hide" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Zephaniah.
ZEPHYRmGreek Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Greek Ζεφυρος (Zephyros) meaning "the west wind". Zephyros was the Greek god of the west wind.
ZEPHYRUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Zephyros (see ZEPHYR).
ZERACHIELmJudeo-Christian Legend
Possibly means "command of God" in Hebrew. The Book of Enoch names him as one of the seven archangels. His name is sometimes rendered as Sarakiel.
Means "dawning, shining" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Judah and the twin of Perez in the Old Testament.
Means "sky" in Basque.
ZEUSmGreek Mythology
The name of a Greek god, related to the old Indo-European god *Dyeus whose name probably meant "shine" or "sky". In Greek mythology he was the highest of the gods. After he and his siblings defeated the Titans, Zeus ruled over the earth and humankind from atop Mount Olympus. He had control over the weather and his weapon was a thunderbolt.
Variant transcription of ZEEV.
Portuguese diminutive of JOSÉ.
Macedonian form of ŽARKO.
ZHELIMIRmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of ŽELIMIR.
Derived from Bulgarian желязо (zhelyazo) "iron".
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.
Means "strong, active" in Armenian.
ZHIVKOmBulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from the Slavic word живъ (zhivu) meaning "living".
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 "spear" in Persian, ultimately from Sanskrit.
ZHYRGALm & fKyrgyz
Variant transcription of JYRGAL.
Variant transcription of ZIYA.
Variant transcription of ZIYAD.
Persian form of ZIYA AL-DIN.
ZIAUDDINmArabic, Urdu
Variant Arabic transcription of ZIYA AL-DIN, as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
ZIBA (2)mBiblical
Means "station" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of Saul in the Old Testament.
From an old Slavic name derived from the elements sem "family" and vit "lord, master". This was the name of a legendary Piast prince of Poland. It was also borne by several other Piast rulers.
Slovene form of SIGMUND.
Slovak form of SIGMUND.
Means "punishment" in Basque.
Czech form of SIGMUND.
ZIKOMOmSouthern African, Chewa
Means "thank you" in Chewa.
Means "my praise" or "my music" in Hebrew. This is the name of a king of Israel in the Old Testament. He ruled for only seven days, when he was succeeded by the commander of the army Omri.
Modern Greek form of Zenon (see ZENO).
ZINOVIYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Greek name Ζηνοβιος (Zenobios), the masculine form of ZENOBIA.
Variant transcription of ZINOVIY.
ZIONmJewish, Biblical
From the name of a citadel which was in the center of Jerusalem. Zion is also used to refer to a Jewish homeland and to heaven.
ZIVm & fHebrew
Means "bright, radiant" in Hebrew. This was the ancient name of the second month of the Jewish calendar.
ŽIVKOmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ZHIVKO.
Turkish form of ZIYA.
Derived from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow". This was the name of a 14th-century Islamic Indian historian.
Means "splendour of religion" from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow" combined with دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
Means "growth" in Arabic.
Means "splendour of the merciful" from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow" combined with رحمن (rahman) meaning "merciful".
ZLATANmCroatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Slovene
Means "golden", a derivative of the Slavic word zlato "gold".
ZOHARm & fHebrew
Means "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.
Possibly related to the Turkish title sultan meaning "king, sultan". This was the name of a 10th-century ruler of Hungary, also known as Zsolt.
ZOPYROSmAncient Greek
Means "glowing" in Greek. This was the name of a Persian nobleman who aided his king Darius in the capture of Babylon. He did this by mutilating himself and then going to the Babylonians claiming that it had been Darius who did it to him. After gaining their trust he betrayed them.
ZORIONm & fBasque
Means "happiness" in Basque.
ZOSIMOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of ZOSIMUS.
ZOSIMUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ζωσιμος (Zosimos), a Greek name derived from ζωσιμος (zosimos) meaning "viable" or "likely to survive". This was the name of several early saints and a pope.
ZOTICUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ζωτικος (Zotikos), derived from ζωτικος (zotikos) meaning "full of life". This was the name of several early saints.
ZOTIKOSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of ZOTICUS.
Diminutive of ZSIGMOND.
Hungarian form of SIGMUND.
Old variant of ZOLTÁN.
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "bison".
ZUANmMedieval Italian
Medieval Venetian form of JOHN.
ZUBERImEastern African, Swahili
Means "strong" in Swahili.
Variant of ZHUBIN.
Turkish form of ZULFIQAR.
Variant transcription of ZULFIQAR.
From Arabic ذو الفقار (Dhu al-Fiqar) meaning "cleaver of the spine". This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's sword, also used by his son-in-law Ali.
Georgian form of SOHRAB.
Means "my rock is God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by a chief of the Merarite Levites at the time of the Exodus.
Means "sweet man" in Yiddish.
Means "just, fair" in Basque.
Variant transcription of TZVI.
Derived from Georgian ზვიადი (zviadi) meaning "proud, arrogant".
Variant of ZVIAD.
ZVONIMIRmCroatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements zvonu "sound, chime" and miru "peace, world".
Diminutive of ZVONIMIR.
From Lithuanian žydra meaning "light blue" (using the patronymic suffix ūnas).
Polish form of SIEGFRIED.
Polish form of SIGMUND.
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