Feminine Names

gender
usage
Yewubdar f Eastern African, Amharic
Means "beautiful beyond limits" from Amharic ውብ (wb) meaning "beautiful" and ዳር (dar) meaning "limit, horizon, frontier, shore".
Yi f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "suitable, proper", () meaning "resolute, decisive, firm", () meaning "justice, righteousness", () meaning "profit, benefit", () meaning "joy, harmony" (which is usually only feminine) or () meaning "ceremony, rites" (also usually feminine). Other characters can also form this name.
Yianna f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Γιάννα (see Gianna).
Yijun m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "joy, harmony" combined with (jūn) meaning "king, ruler". This name can also be formed from other character combinations.
Yıldız f Turkish
Means "star" in Turkish.
Yin f & m Chinese
From Chinese (yín) meaning "silver, money", (yīn) meaning "sound, tone" or (yīn) meaning "shade, shelter, protect", as well as other Chinese characters pronounced similarly.
Yiskah f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Iscah.
Ylenia f Italian
Variant of Ilenia.
Ylfa f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Ylva.
Yllka f Albanian
Feminine form of Ylli.
Ylva f Swedish, Norwegian
Means "she-wolf", a derivative of Old Norse úlfr "wolf".
Yoana f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of John.
Yōko f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "light, sun, male" or () meaning "ocean" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
Yoko f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 陽子 or 洋子 (see Yōko).
Yolanda f Spanish, English
From the medieval French name Yolande, which was probably a form of the name Violante, which was itself a derivative of Latin viola "violet". Alternatively it could be of Germanic origin.... [more]
Yolande f French
French form of Yolanda. A notable bearer of the 15th century was Yolande of Aragon, who acted as regent for the French king Charles VII, her son-in-law. She was a supporter of Joan of Arc.
Yolonda f English
Variant of Yolanda.
Yolotl f & m Indigenous American, Nahuatl
Means "heart" in Nahuatl.
Yona m & f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יוֹנָה (see Yonah).
Yonah m & f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Jonah. It is a unisex name in modern Hebrew.
Yonca f Turkish
Means "clover" in Turkish.
Yong m & f Chinese, Korean
From Chinese (yǒng) meaning "brave" or (yǒng) meaning "perpetual, eternal". This can also be a single-character Korean name, for example from the hanja meaning "brave". This name can be formed by other characters besides those listed here.
Yonina f Hebrew
Feminine form of Yonah.
Yonit f Hebrew
Feminine form of Yonah.
Yordana f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of Jordan.
Yordanka f Bulgarian
Bulgarian feminine form of Jordan.
Yoshi m & f Japanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "good luck", (yoshi) meaning "righteous", or (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable", as well as other kanji with the same reading.
Yoshie f & m Japanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "fragrant, virtuous, beautiful" or (yoshi) meaning "reason, case" combined with (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other kanji combinations with the same reading can also form this name.
Yoshiko f Japanese
From Japanese (yoshi) meaning "good, virtuous, respectable", (yoshi) meaning "fragrant, virtuous, beautiful" or (yoshi) meaning "joy, pleased" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed from other kanji combinations as well.
Youko f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 陽子 or 洋子 (see Yōko).
Young f & m Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see Yeong).
Young-Hee f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영희 (see Yeong-Hui).
Young-Ja f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영자 (see Yeong-Ja).
Young-Sook f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 영숙 (see Yeong-Suk).
Ysabel f Spanish (Archaic)
Medieval Spanish form of Isabel.
Yseult f French (Rare)
French form of Isolde.
Yseut f Arthurian Romance
Old French form of Isolde, appearing in the 12th-century Norman poem Tristan by Béroul.
Ysolt f Arthurian Romance
Old French form of Isolde, appearing in the 12th-century Old French poem Tristan by Thomas of Britain.
Yu f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "jade, precious stone, gem", () meaning "pleasant, delightful" or () meaning "rain". Other characters can form this name as well.
m & f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", () meaning "permanence", () meaning "brave", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
Yua f Japanese
From Japanese (yu) meaning "tie, bind" and (a) meaning "love, affection". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Yudes f Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish short form of Judith.
Yudif f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Judith.
Yui f Japanese
From Japanese (yu) meaning "tie, bind" or (yu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" combined with (i) meaning "clothing, garment". It can also come from standalone (yui) using a different nanori reading. This name can be formed of other kanji or kanji combinations as well.
Yuina f Japanese
From Japanese (yui) meaning "tie, bind" and (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Yūka f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" and (ka) meaning "flower, blossom". It can also be composed of different kanji that have the same pronunciations.
Yuka f Japanese
From Japanese (yu) meaning "reason, cause" combined with (ka) meaning "fragrance" or (ka) meaning "good, beautiful". It can also be formed from different kanji that have similar pronunciations.
Yūki m & f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or () meaning "permanence" combined with (ki) meaning "hope", (ki) meaning "brightness" or (ki) meaning "living". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
Yuki f & m Japanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "happiness" or (yuki) meaning "snow". It can also come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause" combined with (ki) meaning "valuable" or (ki) meaning "chronicle". Other kanji or kanji combinations are also possible.
Yukiko f Japanese
From Japanese (yuki) meaning "happiness" or (yuki) meaning "snow" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Alternatively, it can come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause" with (ki) meaning "joy" or (ki) meaning "valuable" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Yūko f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness", () meaning "permanence" or () meaning "abundant" combined with (ko) meaning "child". This name can be formed of different kanji characters as well.
Yuko f Japanese
From Japanese (yu) meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji.
Yulduz f Uzbek
Means "star" in Uzbek.
Yulia f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Alternate transcription of Russian Юлия or Ukrainian/Belarusian Юлія (see Yuliya).
Yuliana f Russian, Bulgarian, Indonesian
Russian, Bulgarian and Indonesian form of Juliana.
Yulianna f Russian
Russian form of Juliana.
Yuliya f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Bulgarian form of Julia.
Yume f Japanese
From Japanese (yume) meaning "dream, vision". It can also come from (yu) meaning "abundant, rich, plentiful" and (me) meaning "bud, sprout", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations.
Yu-Mi f Korean
From Sino-Korean (yu) meaning "have, possess" and (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other hanja character combinations can also form this name.
Yumi f Japanese
From Japanese (yumi) meaning "archery bow". It can also come from (yu) meaning "reason, cause", (yu) meaning "friend" or a nanori reading of (yu) meaning "archery bow" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji or kanji combinations are also possible.
Yumiko f Japanese
From Japanese (yumi) meaning "archery bow" or (yu) meaning "reason, cause" with (mi) meaning "beautiful" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Yun f & m Chinese
From Chinese (yún) meaning "cloud" or (yǔn) meaning "allow, consent", as well as other Chinese characters that are pronounced in a similar way.
Yūna f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "excellence, superiority, gentleness" or () meaning "grapefruit, pomelo, citrus fruit" combined with (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" or (na), a phonetic character. Other combinations of kanji are also possible.
Yun-Seo f & m Korean
From Sino-Korean (yun) meaning "govern" or (yun) meaning "allow, consent" combined with (seo) meaning "series, sequence", as well as other hanja character combinations.
Yunuen m & f Indigenous American, Mayan
Possibly means "half moon" in Mayan. This is the name of an island on Lake Pátzcuaro in Mexico.
Yūri f Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "permanence" and (ri) meaning "village". This name can also be formed from other combinations of kanji.
Yuri 2 f Japanese
From Japanese 百合 (yuri) meaning "lily". Other kanji or combinations of kanji can also form this name.
Yusra f Arabic
Means "wealth, ease" in Arabic.
Yustina f Russian
Russian form of Iustina (see Justina).
Yutke f Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of Judith.
Yuu m & f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or or (see ).
Yuuka f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優花 or 有香 (see Yūka).
Yuuki m & f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優希 or 悠希 or 優輝 or 悠生 (see Yūki).
Yuuko f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優子 or 悠子 or 裕子 (see Yūko).
Yuuna f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 優菜 or 優奈 or 柚菜 (see Yūna).
Yuuri f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 悠里 (see Yūri).
Yuval m & f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Jubal. It is used as both a masculine and feminine name in modern Hebrew.
Yuzuki f Japanese
From Japanese (yuzu) meaning "grapefruit, pomelo, citrus fruit" and (ki) meaning "hope". Other combinations of kanji can form this name as well.
Yveta f Czech
Czech form of Yvette.
Yvette f French, English
French feminine form of Yves.
Yvona f Czech
Czech form of Yvonne.
Yvonne f French, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
French feminine form of Yvon. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century.
Zaahira f Arabic
Feminine form of Zaahir 1.
Zabel f Armenian
Armenian form of Isabel. A 13th-century ruling queen of Cilician Armenia bore this name.
Zahara f Hebrew
Feminine form of Zohar.
Zaharina f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of Zechariah.
Zahia f Arabic
Feminine form of Zahi.
Zahida f Arabic, Urdu
Feminine form of Zahid.
Zahide f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Zahid.
Zahira f Arabic
Feminine form of Zahir, as well as an alternate transcription of Arabic زاهرة (see Zaahira).
Zahra f Arabic, Persian
Means "brilliant, bright" in Arabic. This is an epithet of the Prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatimah.
Zahrah f Arabic
Derived from Arabic زهرة (zahrah) meaning "blooming flower".
Zaida f Arabic
Feminine form of Zayd.
Zaina f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زينة (see Zayna).
Zainab f Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Arabic زينب (see Zaynab), as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
Zaira f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Zaïre. It was used by Vincenzo Bellini for the heroine of his opera Zaira (1829), which was based on Voltaire's 1732 play Zaïre.
Zaïre f Literature
Used by Voltaire for the heroine of his tragic play Zaïre (1732), about an enslaved Christian woman who is due to marry the Sultan. She is named Zara in many English adaptations. The name was earlier used by Jean Racine for a minor character (also a slave girl) in his play Bajazet (1672). It is likely based on the Arabic name Zahra.
Zakiah f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زكيّة (see Zakiyya).
Zakiya f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زكيّة (see Zakiyya).
Zakiyya f Arabic
Feminine form of Zaki.
Žaklina f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Jacqueline.
Zala f Slovene
Diminutive of Rozalija.
Zan f & m Chinese
From Chinese (zàn) meaning "help, support", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
Žana f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of Gianna.
Zandra f English
Short form of Alexandra.
Zane 2 f Latvian
Latvian form of Susanna.
Žaneta f Czech, Slovak, Lithuanian
Czech, Slovak and Lithuanian form of Jeannette.
Żaneta f Polish
Polish form of Jeannette.
Žanna f Latvian
Latvian form of Jeanne.
Zanna f English
Short form of Suzanna.
Zara 1 f Literature, English
Used by William Congreve for a character in his tragedy The Mourning Bride (1697), where it belongs to a captive North African queen. Congreve may have based it on the Arabic name Zahra. In 1736 the English writer Aaron Hill used it to translate Zaïre for his popular adaptation of Voltaire's French play Zaïre (1732).... [more]
Zara 2 f Bulgarian
Diminutive of Zaharina.
Zaramama f Incan Mythology
Means "grain mother" in Quechua. This was the name of the Inca goddess of grain.
Zaray f Arabic
Possibly a variant of Zahrah.
Zareen f Urdu
Variant of Zarina.
Zaria f English (Modern)
Possibly based on Zahrah or the Nigerian city of Zaria.
Zarina f Kazakh, Urdu, Malay
From Persian زرین (zarin) meaning "golden". According to the 5th-century BC Greek historian Ctesias, this was the name of a Scythian queen.
Zarja f Slovene
Slovene variant of Zora.
Zavia f English (Rare)
Modern feminine form of Xavier.
Zaya f Mongolian
Means "fate, destiny" in Mongolian.
Zayna f Arabic
Feminine form of Zayn.
Zaynab f Arabic
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.
Zdena f Czech
Czech feminine variant of Zdenko.
Zdeňka f Czech
Czech feminine form of Zdenko.
Zdenka f Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, Czech
Feminine form of Zdenko.
Zdislava f Czech
Czech feminine form of Zdzisław. This name was borne by the 13th-century Czech saint Zdislava Berka.
Zdzisława f Polish
Feminine form of Zdzisław.
Zedong m & f Chinese
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).
Zeenat f Urdu
Usual Urdu transcription of Zinat.
Zehra f Turkish
Turkish form of Zahra.
Zeinab f Persian
Persian form of Zaynab.
Zejneb f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Zaynab.
Zekiye f Turkish
Feminine form of Zeki.
Zelda 1 f Yiddish
Possibly a feminine form of Zelig.
Zelda 2 f English
Short form of Griselda. This is the name of a princess in the Legend of Zelda video games, debuting in 1986. According to creator Shigeru Miyamoto she was named after the American socialite Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948).
Zelde f Yiddish (Rare)
Possibly a feminine form of Zelig.
Zélie f French
Short form of Azélie. This is another name of Saint Marie-Azélie Guérin (1831-1877).
Željka f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Feminine form of Željko.
Zella f English
Meaning unknown, possibly an invented name. It arose in the 19th century.
Zelma f English
Variant of Selma 1.
Zelpha f Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of Zilpah used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
Zemfira f Azerbaijani, Tatar, Bashkir, Literature
Meaning unknown, possibly of Romani origin. This name was (first?) used by Aleksandr Pushkin in his poem The Gypsies (1827).
Zena f English
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.
Zenaida f Late Greek
Apparently a Greek derivative of Ζηναΐς (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.
Zenais f Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek variant of Zenaida.
Zenobia f Ancient Greek
Means "life of Zeus", derived from Greek Ζηνός (Zenos) meaning "of Zeus" and βίος (bios) meaning "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.
Zenovia f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Ζηνοβία (see Zinovia).
Zenzi f German
Diminutive of Kreszenz.
Zéphyrine f French (Rare)
French feminine form of Zephyrinus (see Zeferino).
Zerina f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Zarina.
Zeynəb f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Zaynab.
Zeynab f Persian, Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Persian زینب (see Zeinab) or Azerbaijani Zeynəb.
Zeynep f Turkish
Turkish form of Zaynab.
Zhaklina f Macedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian form of Jacqueline.
Zhaleh f Persian
Means "dew" or "hoarfrost" in Persian.
Zhanna f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of Jeanne.
Zhannochka f Russian
Diminutive of Zhanna.
Zhen f & m Chinese
From Chinese (zhēn) meaning "precious, rare", (zhēn) meaning "real, genuine", (zhēn) meaning "virtuous, chaste, loyal", or other Chinese characters that are pronounced similarly.
Zheng m & f Chinese
From Chinese (zhèng) meaning "right, proper, correct" or (zhèng) meaning "government", as well as other hanja characters with a similar pronunciation.
Zhenya f & m Russian, Bulgarian
Russian diminutive of Yevgeniya or Yevgeniy or a Bulgarian diminutive of Evgeniya.
Zhi m & f Chinese
From Chinese (zhì) meaning "will, purpose, ambition" or (zhì) meaning "wisdom, intellect", as well as other characters that are pronounced similarly.
Zhihao m & f Chinese
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.
Zhivka f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Zhivko.
Zhong m & f Chinese
From Chinese (zhōng) meaning "middle" or (zhōng) meaning "loyalty, devotion". Other characters can form this name as well.
Zhou m & f Chinese
From Chinese (zhōu) meaning "boat, ship", in addition to other characters that are pronounced similarly.
Zhuldyz f Kazakh
Means "star" in Kazakh.
Zhyrgal m & f Kyrgyz
Alternate transcription of Kyrgyz Жыргал (see Jyrgal).
Ziba 1 f Persian
Means "beautiful" in Persian.
Zibiah f Biblical
Means "gazelle" or "doe" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother of King Joash of Judah.
Zifa f Tatar, Bashkir
Tatar and Bashkir form of Ziba 1.
Zilla f German (Rare)
Diminutive of Cäcilie.
Zillah f Biblical
Means "shade" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the second wife of Lamech.
Zilpa f Biblical Spanish, Biblical French, Biblical Italian, Biblical Dutch
Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch form of Zilpah.
Zilpah f Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "frailty" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the handmaid who was given to Jacob by Leah.
Zina f Russian
Short form of Zinaida.
Zinaida f Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Zenaida.
Zinat f Persian, Bengali
Means "ornament" in Persian (of Arabic origin).
Zinnia f English (Rare)
From the name of the flower, which was itself named for the German botanist Johann Zinn.
Zinovia f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Zenobia.
Zinoviya f Russian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of Zenobia.
Zipporah f Biblical, 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.
Zisel f Yiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish זיס (zis) meaning "sweet".
Ziska f German
Short form of Franziska.
Zita 1 f Italian, Portuguese, German, Czech, Slovak, Lithuanian, Latvian
Means "little girl" in Tuscan Italian. This was the name of a 13th-century saint, the patron saint of servants.
Zita 2 f Hungarian
Diminutive of Felicitás.
Zitkala f Indigenous American, Sioux
Means "bird" in Lakota.
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.
Ziva f Hebrew
Feminine form of Ziv.
Zivit f Hebrew
Feminine form of Ziv.
Živka f Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian feminine form of Zhivko.
Ziynet f Turkish
Turkish form of Zinat.
Zlatica f Croatian, Slovak
Diminutive of Zlata.
Zlatka f Bulgarian
Diminutive of Zlata.
Zlatuše f Czech
Diminutive of Zlata.
Zlota f Jewish (Rare)
From Polish złoto "gold", used as a translation of Yiddish Golda.
Zoe f English, Italian, German, Czech, 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.... [more]
Zoé f French, Hungarian
French and Hungarian form of Zoe.
Zoè f Catalan
Catalan form of Zoe.
Zoë f Dutch, English
Dutch form and English variant of Zoe.
Žofia f Slovak
Slovak form of Sophia.
Zofia f Polish
Polish form of Sophia.
Žofie f Czech
Czech form of Sophia.
Zohar m & f Hebrew
Means "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.
Zoi f Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Zoe.
Zoja f Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Form of Zoe in several languages.
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).
Zola 2 f & m Southern African, Xhosa
From the Xhosa root -zola meaning "calm".
Zona f Various
Means "girdle, belt" in Greek. This name was made popular by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet Zona Gale.
Zora f Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
From a South and West Slavic word meaning "dawn, aurora".
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.
Zorana f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of Zoran.
Zorica f Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian diminutive of Zora.
Zorione f Basque
Feminine form of Zorion.
Zornitsa f Bulgarian
Means "morning star" in Bulgarian.
Zosia f Polish
Diminutive of Zofia.
Zosime f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Zosimos (see Zosimus).
Zoubida f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Form of Zubaida chiefly used in Northern Africa (using French-influenced orthography).
Zowie f English (Rare)
Variant of Zoe.
Zoya f Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Bulgarian form of Zoe.
Zrinka f Croatian
Possibly from Zrin, the name of a village in Croatia, or from the noble Zrinski family that originated there.
Zsanett f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Jeannette.
Zselyke f Hungarian
Possibly a Hungarian form of Željka.
Zsófia f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Sophia.
Zsóka f Hungarian
Diminutive of Erzsébet.
Zsuzsa f Hungarian
Diminutive of Zsuzsanna.
Zsuzsanna f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Susanna.
Zsuzsi f Hungarian
Diminutive of Zsuzsanna.
Zubaida f Arabic, Urdu
Means "elite, prime, cream" in Arabic. This was the name of a 9th-century wife of Harun al-Rashid, the Abbasid caliph featured in the stories of The 1001 Nights.
Zübeyde f Turkish
Turkish form of Zubaida.
Zula 1 f Polish (Rare)
Polish diminutive of Zuzanna.
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. In the 19th century the Zulus were a powerful nation under their leader Shaka.
Zulaykha f Arabic (Rare)
Arabic form of Zuleika.
Zuleika f Literature
Meaning uncertain, possibly of Arabic origin. According to medieval tradition, notably related by the 15th-century Persian poet Jami, this was the name of the biblical Potiphar's wife. She has been a frequent subject of poems and tales.
Zulekha f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic زليخا (see Zulaykha).
Züleyha f Turkish
Turkish form of Zuleika.
Zümra f Turkish
From Turkish zümrüt meaning "emerald", derived via Arabic from Greek σμάραγδος (smaragdos).
Zuri f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "beautiful" in Swahili.
Zuriñe f Basque
Derived from Basque zuri "white".
Zusa f Yiddish (Rare)
Means "sweet" in Yiddish.
Zuza f Slovak, Polish
Slovak and Polish diminutive of Susanna.
Zuzana f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Susanna.
Zuzanka f Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of Zuzana.
Zuzanna f Polish, Latvian (Rare)
Polish and Latvian form of Susanna.
Zuzia f Polish
Polish diminutive of Zuzanna.
Zuzka f Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of Zuzana.
Zvezdana f Serbian, Slovene
Serbian and Slovene form of Zvjezdana.
Zvjezdana f Croatian
Derived from Croatian zvijezda meaning "star".
Zvonimira f Croatian
Feminine form of Zvonimir.
Zyanya f Indigenous American, Zapotec
Means "forever, always" in Zapotec.
Žydrė f Lithuanian
From Lithuanian žydra meaning "light blue".
Zyta f Polish
Possibly a Polish form of Zita 1, or possibly a short form of Felicyta.