Zaahir 1 زاهر m Arabic
Derived from Arabic زهر (zahara)
meaning "to shine, to radiate"
Zaahir 2 ظاهر m Arabic
Derived from Arabic ظهر (zahara)
meaning "clear, evident, manifest, outward"
. In Islamic tradition الظاهر (al-Zahir)
is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Zahi زاهي m Arabic
Means "beautiful, brilliant"
Zahrah زهرة f Arabic
Derived from Arabic زهرة (zahrah)
meaning "blooming flower"
Zayd زيد m Arabic
Derived from Arabic زاد (zada)
meaning "to increase"
. This was the name of a slave who became the adopted son of the Prophet Muhammad
Zaynab زينب 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
Zinedine زين الدين m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Arabic زين الدين
(see Zayn ad-Din
) chiefly used in Northern Africa. A famous bearer is the French soccer player Zinedine Zidane (1972-), who was born to Algerian parents.
Ziya ضياء m Arabic, Turkish
Derived from Arabic ضياء (diya)
meaning "splendour, light, glow"
. This was the name of a 14th-century Islamic Indian historian.
Ziya al-Din ضياء الدين m Arabic
Means "splendour of religion"
from Arabic ضياء (diya)
meaning "splendour, light, glow" combined with دين (din)
meaning "religion, faith".
Zubaida زبيدة 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
Zulfiqar ذو الفقار 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