Names Starting with Z

gender
usage
Zorana f Croatian, Serbian
Feminine form of Zoran.
Zorica f Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian diminutive of Zora.
Zorion m Basque
Means "happiness" in Basque.
Zorione f Basque
Feminine form of Zorion.
Zornitsa f Bulgarian
Means "morning star" in Bulgarian.
Zoroaster m History
Greek form of Zarathustra.
Zorro m Literature, Popular Culture
Means "fox" in Spanish. This is the name of a masked vigilante created by writer Johnston McCulley in 1919 for a series of books, later adapted into movies and television.
Zosia f Polish
Diminutive of Zofia.
Zosime f Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Zosimos (see Zosimus).
Zosimos m Ancient Greek
Greek form of Zosimus.
Zosimus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Ζώσιμος (Zosimos), a Greek name derived from ζώσιμος (zosimos) meaning "viable" or "likely to survive". This was the name of several early saints and a pope.
Zoticus m Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Ζωτικός (Zotikos), derived from ζωτικός (zotikos) meaning "full of life". This was the name of several early saints.
Zotikos m Ancient Greek
Greek form of Zoticus.
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.
Zrinko m Croatian
Masculine form of Zrinka.
Zsanett f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Jeannette.
Zselyke f Hungarian
Possibly a Hungarian form of Željka.
Zsigmond m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Sigmund.
Zsófia f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Sophia.
Zsóka f Hungarian
Diminutive of Erzsébet.
Zsolt m Hungarian
Old variant of Zoltán.
Zsombor m Hungarian
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "bison".
Zsuzsa f Hungarian
Diminutive of Zsuzsanna.
Zsuzsanna f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Susanna.
Zsuzsi f Hungarian
Diminutive of Zsuzsanna.
Zuan m Medieval Italian
Medieval Venetian form of John.
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.
Zuberi m Eastern African, Swahili
Means "strong" in Swahili.
Zübeyde f Turkish
Turkish form of Zubaida.
Zubin m Indian (Parsi)
Possibly a Parsi form of Chobin.
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.
Zulfaqar m Arabic
Variant of Zulfiqar.
Zülfikar m Turkish
Turkish form of Zulfiqar.
Zulfikar m Arabic, Indonesian
Alternate transcription of Arabic ذو الفقار (see Zulfiqar), as well as the Indonesian form.
Zulfiqar m Arabic
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.
Zümra f Turkish
From Turkish zümrüt meaning "emerald", derived via Arabic from Greek σμάραγδος (smaragdos).
Zurab m Georgian
Georgian form of Sohrab.
Zuri f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "beautiful" in Swahili.
Zuriel m Biblical
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.
Zuriñe f Basque
Derived from Basque zuri "white".
Zusa f Yiddish (Rare)
Means "sweet" in Yiddish.
Zusman m Yiddish (Rare)
Means "sweet man" 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.
Zuzen m Basque
Means "just, fair" in Basque.
Zuzia f Polish
Polish diminutive of Zuzanna.
Zuzka f Czech, Slovak
Diminutive of Zuzana.
Zvezdana f Serbian, Slovene
Serbian and Slovene form of Zvjezdana.
Zvi m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew צְבִי (see Tzvi).
Zviad m Georgian
Derived from Georgian ზვიადი (zviadi) meaning "proud, arrogant".
Zviadi m Georgian
Form of Zviad with the nominative suffix, used when the name is written stand-alone.
Zvjezdana f Croatian
Derived from Croatian zvijezda meaning "star".
Zvonimir m Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements zvonu "sound, chime" and miru "peace, world".
Zvonimira f Croatian
Feminine form of Zvonimir.
Zvonko m Croatian
Diminutive of Zvonimir.
Zyanya f Indigenous American, Zapotec
Means "forever, always" in Zapotec.
Žydrė f Lithuanian
From Lithuanian žydra meaning "light blue".
Žydrūnas m Lithuanian
From Lithuanian žydra meaning "light blue" (using the patronymic suffix ūnas).
Zygfryd m Polish
Polish form of Siegfried.
Zygmunt m Polish
Polish form of Sigmund.
Zyta f Polish
Possibly a Polish form of Zita 1, or possibly a short form of Felicyta.