Names Starting with 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.
ZAAHIRAfArabic
Feminine form of ZAAHIR (1).
ZAALmGeorgian
Georgian form of ZAL.
ZABELfArmenian
Armenian form of ISABEL. A 13th-century ruling queen of Cilician Armenia bore this name.
ZACmEnglish
Short form of ZACHARY.
ZACARÍASmSpanish
Spanish form of ZECHARIAH.
ZACCAImBiblical
From the Hebrew name זַכָּי (Zakkai) meaning "pure". This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
ZACCHAEUSmBiblical
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.
ZACHmEnglish
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).
ZACHARIASZmPolish
Polish form of ZECHARIAH.
ZACHARIEmFrench
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).
ZACKmEnglish
Short form of ZACHARY.
ZADOKmBiblical
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.
ZAFERmTurkish
Turkish form of ZAFAR.
ZAHARAfHebrew
Feminine form of ZOHAR.
ZAHARImBulgarian
Bulgarian form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAHARINAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAHEERmArabic
Variant transcription of ظهير (ZAHIR).
ZAHERmArabic
Variant transcription of ZAAHIR (2).
ZAHImArabic
Means "beautiful, brilliant" in Arabic.
ZAHIAfArabic
Feminine form of ZAHI.
ZAHIDmArabic, Urdu
Means "pious, devout" in Arabic.
ZAHIDAfArabic, Urdu
Feminine form of ZAHID.
ZAHİDEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of ZAHID.
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).
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".
ZAIDmArabic
Variant transcription of ZAYD.
ZAIDAfArabic
Feminine form of ZAYD.
ZAINmArabic
Variant transcription of ZAYN.
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.
ZAKmEnglish
Short form of ZACHARY.
ZAKARIAmGeorgian, Arabic
Georgian form of ZECHARIAH. This is also a variant transcription of Arabic ZAKARIYYA.
ZAKARIYAmArabic
Variant transcription of ZAKARIYYA.
ZAKARIYYAmArabic
Arabic form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAKCHAIOSmBiblical Greek
Form of ZACCHAEUS used in the Greek New Testament.
ZAKHARmRussian
Russian form of ZECHARIAH.
ZAKImArabic
Means "pure" in Arabic.
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.
ZALmPersian Mythology
Means "albino" in Persian. In the 11th-century Persian epic the 'Shahnameh' this is the name of a white-haired warrior.
ZALAfSlovene
Diminutive of ROZALIJA.
ZALMANmYiddish
Yiddish form of SOLOMON.
ZALMONmBiblical
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.
ŽANmSlovene
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.
ŽANAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of GIANNA.
ZANDRAfEnglish
Short form of ALEXANDRA.
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.
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.
ZARAHmBiblical
Form of ZERAH used in some translations of the Bible.
ZARAMAMAfIncan Mythology
Means "grain mother" in Quechua. This was the name of the Inca goddess of grain.
ZARATHUSHTRAmAncient Persian
Ancient Avestan form of ZARATHUSTRA.
ZARATHUSTRAmHistory
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.
ZARAYfArabic
Possibly a variant of ZAHRAH.
ZAREENfPersian
Means "golden" in Persian.
ZARIAfEnglish (Modern)
Possibly based on ZAHRAH or the Nigerian city of Zaria.
ŽARKOmSerbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian žar meaning "ember, zeal, fervour".
ZARTOSHTmPersian
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".
ZAVIAfEnglish (Rare)
Modern feminine form of XAVIER.
ZÁVIŠmCzech
Derived from a Slavic root meaning "envy".
ZAWARmArabic, Urdu
Means "pilgrim, visitor" in Arabic.
ZAWISZAmPolish (Archaic)
Polish cognate of ZÁVIŠ.
ZAYDmArabic
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.
ZAYNmArabic
Means "beauty, grace" in Arabic.
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.
ZBIGNEVmMedieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of ZBIGNIEW.
ZBIGNIEWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements zbyti "to dispel" and gnyevu "anger".
ZBYNĚKmCzech
Diminutive of ZBYGNĚV, now used independently.
ZDENAfCzech
Czech feminine variant of ZDENKO.
ZDENĚKmCzech
Czech form of ZDENKO.
ZDEŇKAfCzech
Czech feminine 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.
ZDENOmSlovak
Slovak variant of ZDENKO.
ZDESLAVmCroatian
Croatian form of ZDZISŁAW.
ZDISLAVAfCzech
Czech feminine form of ZDZISŁAW. This name was borne by the 13th-century Czech saint Zdislava Berka.
ZDRAVKOmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from South Slavic zdrav meaning "healthy".
ZDZISŁAWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements zidati "build" and slava "glory".
ZDZISŁAWAfPolish
Feminine form of ZDZISŁAW.
mPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JOSÉ.
ZEBADIAHmBiblical
Means "YAHWEH has bestowed" in Hebrew. This was the name of several Old Testament characters.
ZEBEDAIOSmBiblical Greek
New Testament Greek form of ZEBEDEE.
ZEBEDEEmBiblical
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.
ZEBULUNmBiblical
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.
ZEDmEnglish
Short form of ZEDEKIAH.
ZEDEKIAHmBiblical
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).
ZEEVmHebrew
Means "wolf" in Hebrew.
ZEFmDutch
Dutch short form of JOZEF.
ZEFERINOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of the Roman name Zephyrinus, which was derived from the Greek Zephyros (see ZEPHYR). Saint Zephyrinus was a 3rd-century pope.
ZEHRAfTurkish
Turkish form of ZAHRA.
ZEINABfPersian
Persian form of ZAYNAB.
ZEKEmEnglish
Short form of EZEKIEL.
ZEKERİYAmTurkish
Turkish form of ZECHARIAH.
ZEKİmTurkish
Means "intelligent" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic ذكيّ (dhakiy).
ZEKİYEfTurkish
Feminine form of ZEKİ.
ZELDA (1)fYiddish
Feminine form of SELIG.
ZELDA (2)fEnglish
Short form of GRISELDA.
ZELDEfYiddish
Feminine form of SELIG.
ZELIGmYiddish
Variant of SELIG.
ŽELIMIRmCroatian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic elements zheleti "to wish, to desire" and miru "peace, world".
ZELIMKHANmChechen
Combination of the name SALIM and the Turkic title khan meaning "ruler, leader".
ŽELJKOmCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from South Slavic želja meaning "desire".
ZELLAfGerman
German diminutive of MARCELLA.
ZELMAfEnglish
Variant of SELMA.
ZELOPHEHADmBiblical
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.
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.
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.
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.
ZENOBIOSmAncient Greek
Masculine form of ZENOBIA.
ZENONmAncient Greek, Polish
Older form of ZENO, as well as the modern Polish form.
ZENOVIAfGreek
Modern Greek form of ZENOBIA.
ZENZIfGerman
Diminutive of KRESZENZ.
ZEPHmEnglish
Short form of ZEPHANIAH.
ZEPHANIAmSouthern African
Variant of ZEPHANIAH. This form of the name appears to be used in southern Africa.
ZEPHANIAHmBiblical
From the Hebrew name צְפַנְיָה (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.
ZÉPHYRINEfFrench (Rare)
French feminine form of Zephyrinus (see ZEFERINO).
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.
ZERAHmBiblical
Means "dawning, shining" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Judah and the twin of Perez in the Old Testament.
ZERUmBasque
Means "sky" in Basque.
ZEUSmGreek Mythology
The name of a Greek god, related to the old Indo-European god *Dyeus, from a root meaning "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.
ZEVmHebrew
Variant transcription of ZEEV.
ZEYNƏBfAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ZAYNAB.
ZEYNABfPersian, Azerbaijani
Variant transcription of ZEINAB (Persian) or ZEYNƏB (Azerbaijani).
ZEYNEPfTurkish
Turkish form of ZAYNAB.
ZEZÉmPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of JOSÉ.
ZHAKLINAfMacedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian form of JACQUELINE.
ZHALEHfPersian
Means "dew" or "hoarfrost" in Persian.
ZHANNAfRussian
Russian form of JEANNE.
ZHANNOCHKAfRussian
Diminutive of ZHANNA.
ZHARKOmMacedonian
Macedonian form of ŽARKO.
ZHELIMIRmMedieval Slavic (Hypothetical)
Possible medieval Slavic form of ŽELIMIR.
ZHELYAZKOmBulgarian
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.
ZHIRAYRmArmenian
Means "strong, active" in Armenian.
ZHIVKAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of ZHIVKO.
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.
ZHUBINmPersian
Means "spear" in Persian, ultimately from Sanskrit.
ZHULDYZfKazakh
Means "star" in Kazakh.
ZHYRGALm & fKyrgyz
Variant transcription of JYRGAL.
ZIAmArabic
Variant transcription of ZIYA.
ZIADmArabic
Variant transcription of ZIYAD.
ZIAEDDINmPersian
Persian form of ZIYA AL-DIN.
ZIAUDDINmArabic, Urdu
Variant Arabic transcription of ZIYA AL-DIN, as well as the usual Urdu transcription.
ZIBA (1)fPersian
Means "beautiful" in Persian.
ZIBA (2)mBiblical
Means "station" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of Saul in the Old Testament.
ZIBIAHfBiblical
Means "roe, deer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother of King Joash of Judah.
ZIEMOWITmPolish
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.
ZIFAfTatar, Bashkir
Tatar and Bashkir form of ZIBA (1).
ŽIGAmSlovene
Slovene form of SIGMUND.
ŽIGMUNDmSlovak
Slovak form of SIGMUND.
ZIGORmBasque
Means "punishment" in Basque.
ZIKMUNDmCzech
Czech form of SIGMUND.
ZIKOMOmSouthern African, Chewa
Means "thank you" in Chewa.
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.
ZIMRImBiblical
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.
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.
ZINONmGreek
Modern Greek form of Zenon (see ZENO).
ZINOVIAfGreek
Modern Greek form of ZENOBIA.
ZINOVIYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of the Greek name Ζηνοβιος (Zenobios), the masculine form of ZENOBIA.
ZINOVIYAfRussian (Rare), Ukrainian (Rare)
Russian and Ukrainian form of ZENOBIA.
ZINOVYmRussian
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.
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.
ŽIVKOmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of ZHIVKO.
ZİYAmTurkish
Turkish form of ZIYA.
ZIYAmArabic
Derived from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow". This was the name of a 14th-century Islamic Indian historian.
ZIYA AL-DINmArabic
Means "splendour of religion" from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow" combined with دين (din) meaning "religion, faith".
ZIYADmArabic
Means "growth" in Arabic.
ZIYA UR-RAHMANmArabic
Means "splendour of the merciful" from Arabic ضياء (diya) meaning "splendour, light, glow" combined with رحمن (rahman) meaning "merciful".
ZİYNETfTurkish
Turkish form of ZINAT.
ZLATANmCroatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Slovene
Means "golden", a derivative of the Slavic word zlato "gold".
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.
ZOLTÁNmHungarian
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.
ZONAfVarious
Means "girdle, belt" in Greek. This name was made popular by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet Zona Gale.
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.
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).
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.
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.
ZSIGAmHungarian
Diminutive of ZSIGMOND.
ZSIGMONDmHungarian
Hungarian form of SIGMUND.
ZSÓFIAfHungarian
Hungarian form of SOPHIA.
ZSÓFIKAfHungarian
Diminutive of ZSÓFIA.
ZSÓKAfHungarian
Diminutive of ERZSÉBET.
ZSOLTmHungarian
Old variant of ZOLTÁN.
ZSOMBORmHungarian
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "bison".
ZSUZSAfHungarian
Diminutive of ZSUZSANNA.