Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesZara(English) Zaira(Italian) Zaira(Spanish)
User SubmissionZaire



Entry updated November 16, 2019