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ZABEL f Armenian
Armenian form of ISABEL
. A 13th-century ruling queen of Cilician Armenia bore this name.
ZACHARIAH m English, 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).
ZACHARY m English, 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... [more]
ZADOK m Biblical
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... [more]
ZAHI m Arabic
Means "beautiful, brilliant" in Arabic.
ZAÏRE f Literature
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... [more]
ZAL m Persian Mythology
Means "albino" in Persian. In the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh' this is the name of a white-haired warrior.
ZALMON m Biblical
Means "shady" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of David
's mighty men in the Old Testament.
ZAN f & m Chinese
From Chinese 赞 (zàn)
meaning "help, support", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
ZANE (1) m English
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.
ZARA (1) f English (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.
ZARATHUSTRA m History
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.
ZÁVIŠ m Czech
Derived from a Slavic root meaning "envy".
ZAYD m Arabic
Derived from Arabic زاد (zada)
"to increase". This was the name of a slave who became the adopted son of the Prophet Muhammad
ZAYNAB f Arabic
From the Arabic name of a fragrant flowering tree, which is probably from زين (zayn)
meaning "beauty"... [more]
ZEBADIAH m Biblical
has bestowed" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament characters.
ZEBEDEE m Biblical
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.
ZEBULUN m Biblical
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... [more]
ZEDONG m & f Chinese
From Chinese 泽 (zé)
meaning "moist, grace, brilliance" combined with 东 (dōng)
meaning "east", as well as other character combinations... [more]
ZEFERINO m Portuguese
Portuguese form of the Roman name Zephyrinus
, which was derived from the Greek Zephyros
). Saint Zephyrinus was a 3rd-century pope.
ZEKİ m Turkish
Means "intelligent" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic ذكيّ (dhakiy)
ZELIMKHAN m Chechen
Meaning unknown. The second element is derived from the Turkic title khan
which means "ruler, leader".
ZELOPHEHAD m Biblical
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.
ZERAH m Biblical
Means "dawning, shining" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Judah
and the twin of Perez
in the Old Testament.
ZEUS m Greek 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... [more]
ZHEN f & m Chinese
From Chinese 珍 (zhēn)
meaning "precious, rare", 真 (zhēn)
meaning "real, genuine", 贞 (zhēn)
meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal", or other Chinese characters which are pronounced similarly.
ZHENG m & f Chinese
From Chinese 正 (zhèng)
meaning "right, proper, correct" or 政 (zhèng)
meaning "government", as well as other hanja characters with a similar pronunciation.
ZHI m & f Chinese
From Chinese 志 (zhì)
meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or 智 (zhì)
meaning "wisdom, intellect", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
ZHIHAO m & f Chinese
From Chinese 志 (zhì)
meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or 智 (zhì)
meaning "wisdom, intellect" combined with 豪 (háo)
meaning "brave, heroic, chivalrous"... [more]
ZHOU m & f Chinese
From Chinese 舟 (zhōu)
meaning "boat, ship", in addition to other characters which are pronounced similarly.
ZHUBIN m Persian
Means "spear" in Persian, ultimately from Sanskrit.
ZIBA (2) m Biblical
Means "station" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of Saul in the Old Testament.
ZIBIAH f Biblical
Means "roe, deer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother of king Joash of Judah.
ZIEMOWIT m Polish
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.
ZILLAH f Biblical
Means "shade" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the second wife of Lamech.
ZIMRI m Biblical
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
ZINNIA f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which was itself named for the German botanist Johann Zinn.
ZION m Jewish, 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.
ZIV m & f Hebrew
Means "bright, radiant" in Hebrew. This was the ancient name of the second month of the Jewish calendar.
ŽIVA f Slavic Mythology, Slovene
Means "living, alive" in Slavic. This was the name of a Slavic goddess associated with life, fertility and spring.
ZIYA AL-DIN m Arabic
Means "splendour of religion" from Arabic ضياء (diya)
"splendour, light, glow" combined with دين (din)
ZOE f English, Greek, 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... [more]
ZOLA (1) f English
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).
ZOLTÁN m Hungarian
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.
ZONA f Various
Means "girdle, belt" in Greek. This name was made popular by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet Zona Gale.
ZOPYROS m Ancient 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... [more]
ZORAIDA f Spanish
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.
ZRINKA f Croatian
Possibly from Zrin
, the name of a village in Croatia.
ZULA (2) f English
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... [more]
ZULEIKA f Literature
Possibly means "brilliant beauty" in Persian. According to medieval legends this was the name of Potiphar's wife in the Bible. She has been the subject of many poems and tales.
ZURIEL m Biblical Next Page >
Means "my rock is God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name was borne by a chief of the Merarite Levites at the time of the Exodus.