Submitted Names Starting with Z

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ZAAKImArabic
Means "one who increases in growth and goodness" in Arabic.
ZAAVANmEnglish, Biblical
Means "trembling". In the Bible, this is the name of a descendant of Seir.
ZABADmBiblical
Zabad is the name of seven men in the Hebrew Bible. Zabad means "gift" or "endowment."
ZABANAfPersian
Means "flame (as of a candle)" in Persian.
ZABARJADfUzbek
Means "chrysolite" in Uzbek.
ZABAVAfSlavic Mythology, Russian
Means "cheerful, funny" in Old Slavic.
ZABDImBiblical
Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the Tribe of Judah, was the father of Carmi and the grandfather of Achan, according to Joshua 7:1. He was present at the Battle of Jericho.
ZABELAfArmenian
Variant of Zabel.
ZABIBEfArabic (Rare), History
Most likely derived from Arabic زَبِيب (zabīb) meaning "raisin". This was the name of a queen of Qedar, an ancient Arab nomadic tribe.
ZABOUfFrench
Diminutive of Isabelle. French actress and director Zabou Breitman is a known bearer.
ZABRIELmEnglish (Modern, Rare)
Probably an invented name, possibly a variant of Sabriel or a blend of similar names such as Zane and Gabriel.
ZABUDmBiblical
Zabud, meaning “endowed.” The son of Nathan, a priest and friend of King Solomon, according to 1 Kings 4:5.
ŽACmCroatian
Short form of Željko.
ZACCARIAmItalian
Italian form of Zechariah.
ZACCHEOmItalian
Italian form of Zacchaeus.
ZACCURmBiblical
Zaccur of the house of Reuben was the father of Shammua, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:4.
ZACHARmRussian
Variant transcription of Zakhar.
ZACHARAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of Zachary.
ZACHARENIAfGreek
Greek feminine form of Zacharias.
ZACHAROULAfGreek
Greek feminine form of Zacharias.
ZACHÄUSmGerman
German form of Zacchaeus.
ZACHEmRomani (Caló)
Derived from Caló zaché "happy; blessed". Used as a Caló equivalent of Felix.
ZACHÉEmFrench
French form of Zacchaeus.
ZACHEÜSmDutch
Dutch form of Zacchaeus.
ZACHEUSZmPolish
Polish form of Zacchaeus.
ZACHIEJUSmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of Zacchaeus.
ZACHRIELmAncient Hebrew (Rare)
The Angel of Memory in all three of the main Abrahamic faiths.
ZACHRISmSwedish
Swedish short form of Zacharias.
ZACKYmEnglish
Diminutive of Zachary.
ZACNOSŁAWmPolish
Derived from Polish zacny "noble, respectable, upright" combined with Slavic slav "glory".
ZADDOCKmEnglish (Rare)
(Anglicized) variant of Zadok. A bearer of the variant Zadock was Congressman Zadock Pratt (1790-1871), a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York.
ZADENmGeorgian Mythology
Variant transcription of Zadeni.
ZADENImGeorgian Mythology
Most likely derived from Persian یزدان (yazdân) meaning "god, divinity, angel". Zadeni (also transcribed as Zaden) was a pagan god of fruitfulness and the harvest in pre-Christian Georgian mythology.
ŽADGAILASmLithuanian
Derived from the Lithuanian verb žadėti meaning "to promise" combined with old Lithuanian gailas, which usually means "strong, potent" but has also been found to mean "sharp, jagged" as well as "angry, fierce, violent" and "miserable, sorrowful, remorseful"... [more]
ZADIEfEnglish
Variant of Sadie. A known bearer of this name is British author Zadie Smith (1975-), who was born Sadie Smith.
ZADIGmArmenian
From Armenian Զատիկ (zadig / zadik) meaning "Easter".
ZADKIËLmDutch
Dutch form of Zadkiel.
ZADKIELmHebrew, Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "righteousness of God" in Hebrew. Rabbinic tradition considers him to be the Angel of Mercy and some believe him to be the Angel of the Lord that prevented Abraham from killing his son Isaac.
ŽADMANTASmLithuanian
The first element of this name is derived from the Lithuanian verb žadėti meaning "to promise". The second element is either derived from Lithuanian mantus meaning "intelligent" (see Daumantas) or from Lithuanian manta meaning "property, estate" as well as "wealth, riches, fortune".
ŽADMINASmLithuanian (Rare)
Derived from the Lithuanian verb žadėti meaning "to promise" combined with the Lithuanian verb minėti meaning "to celebrate" as well as "to remember, to commemorate".
ZADRIANmAmerican (Modern, Rare)
Created from the name Adrian by adding an initial letter Z.
ŽADVAINASmLithuanian
Derived from the Lithuanian verb žadėti meaning "to promise" combined with the old Lithuanian noun vaina meaning "cause, reason" as well as "fault".
ŽADVILASmLithuanian
Derived from the Lithuanian verb žadėti meaning "to promise" combined with Baltic vil meaning "hope" (see Viltautas).
ŽADVILĖfLithuanian
Feminine form of Žadvilas.
ŽADVYDASmLithuanian
Derived from the Lithuanian verb žadėti meaning "to promise" combined with Baltic vyd meaning "to see" (see Vytautas). Also compare other names that end in -vydas, such as Alvydas and Tautvydas.
ŽADVYDĖfLithuanian
Feminine form of Žadvydas.
ZADZISAIm & fShona
Means "fulfill" in Shona.
ZAEIMmArabic
Means "leader" in Arabic.
ZAELYNNfEnglish (Modern, Rare)
A recently created name, formed using the popular name suffix lyn.
ZAENABfIndonesian
Indonesian form of Zaynab.
ZAERmArabic
meaning revolution
ZAERLEfYiddish, Medieval Jewish
German Yiddish diminutive of Sarah, first recorded between the late 1300s and early 1400s.
ZAFARULLAHmArabic, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Means "victory of God" from Arabic ظَفَر (ẓafar) meaning "success, victory" combined with Allah.
ZAFFARANAfArabic
Means "saffron" in Sicilian Arabic, from Arabic زعفران (za'farān), "saffron".
ZAFFIRAfItalian
Feminine form of Zaffiro.
ZAFFIROmItalian
Means "sapphire" in Italian, from the Latin sapphirus.
ZAFIRmArabic
Variant of Zafar.
ZAFIRAfArabic (Rare), Judeo-Arabic
Variant transcription of Sapphira.
ZAFIRISm & fGreek
From Greek ζαφείρι ή σαπφειρός meaning "sapphire".
ZAFIROfSpanish (Modern)
Spanish feminine name derived from the word zafiro meaning "sapphire". This is a modern coinage.
ZAFRINAfSpanish (Latin American, Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories, however, link this name to Zeferina.
ZAFRIRmHebrew
Variant of Tzafrir.
ZAFRIRAfHebrew (Rare)
Feminine form of Zafrir.
ZAGAfSerbian, Croatian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of Zagorka.
ZAGIPmTatar
Tatar masculine form of Sabiha.
ZAGIRmTatar, Bashkir, Dagestani, Avar
Tatar, Bashkir, and Dagestani form of Zaahir (1).
ZAGORKAfSerbian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
From Croatian and Serbian загорје (zagorye) meaning "up behind the mountains, plains". It may also designate an inhabitant of Hrvatsko Zagorje, an area of Croatia.
ZAGRÉEmFrench
French form of Zagreus.
ZAGREOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Zagreus.
ZAGREUmCatalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of Zagreus.
ZAGREUSmGreek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek ζαγρεύς (zagreus), which was a term used to refer to a hunter that catches live animals. The term would technically mean "great hunter", as it was derived from the Greek prefix ζα (za) meaning "very" combined with Greek αγρεύς (agreus) meaning "hunter"... [more]
ZAHAfHebrew
Feminine form of צַח (Tzach), which means "fresh, clear, pure, clean, innocent" in Hebrew (compare Zakiah, Zacchaeus).
ZAHARIASmGreek
Variant transcription of Zacharias.
ZAHARINmBulgarian (Rare)
Bulgarian masculine form of Zaharina.
ZAHARINmMalay
Possibly derived from Arabic زَاهِر (zāhir) meaning "shining, radiant".
ZAHARIRAfHebrew (Rare)
Elaboration or variant of Zahara. Famous bearer is Zaharira Harifai, Israeli actress.
ZAHAROULAfGreek
Variant transcription of Zacharoula.
ZAHAVAfHebrew
Derived from Hebrew זָהָב (zaháv) meaning "gold".
ZAHAVAHfHebrew (Rare)
Variant transcription of Zehava.
ZAHEEDAfIndian, South African, Muslim
Variant transcription of Zahida, used in India and by South Africans of Indian descent.
ZAHEENm & fUrdu, Indian (Muslim)
From Urdu ذہین (zahīn) meaning "intellectual, sagacious, clever".
ZAHHAKmPersian Mythology
Means "he who owns ten thousands of horses". Zahhak was an evil emperor in Persian Mythology who was revolted against by the blacksmith Kaveh.
ZAHIDÄfTatar
Tatar form of Zahida.
ZAHIRAHfMalaysian, Muslim
Malaysian variant of Zahira.
ZAHIR AL-DINmMuslim (Archaic)
Means "helper of the faith", "defender of the faith" (referring to Islam) from the given name Zahir combined with Arabic الدين (ad-dīn) meaning "the faith, the religion".
ZAHITmTatar
Tatar form of Zahid.
ZƏHRAfAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Zahra.
ZAHRAAfArabic, Muslim
Possibly from Arabic زُهْرَة (zuhra) "brilliance, light, brightness" (see Zahra).
ZAHRAHfMalay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Zahra. It is often paired with Fatimah in reference to the Arabic title for the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, فاطمة الزهراء (Fatimah Az-Zahrā’), meaning "Fatimah the Splendid".
ZAHREDDINEmArabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Maghrebi variant of Zahir al-Din (chiefly Algerian and Tunisian).
ZAHROfUzbek
Uzbek form of Zahra or Zahrah.
ZAHURmSwahili
Means "flower" in Swahili.
ZAIANABfArabic
Variant of Zainab.
ZAIBAAfPakistani
Urdu form of Ziba.
ŽAIBASmLithuanian (Rare)
Derived from the Lithuanian noun žaibas meaning "lightning".
ZAIDEfArabic
Variant of Zaida.
ZAIGAfLatvian
From Latvian zaigot meaning "to glisten". It was first recorded as a name in Latvia in the 1920s.
ZAIJIRŌmJapanese
Japanese masculine name derived from 在 (zai) "be at, consist in", 二 (ji) "two" and #郎 (rou) "son".
ZAIMmArabic, Bosnian, Albanian
From Arabic zaim ''leader''.
ZAINAHfMalaysian, Muslim
Malaysian variant of Zaina.
ZAINALmMalay
Derived from Arabic زين ال (zayn al) meaning "beauty of the", ultimately from زَيْن (zayn) meaning "beautiful, handsome, nice".
ZAINEmEnglish
Variant of Zane.
ZAINUDDINmIndonesian, Malaysian, Malay
Indonesian and Malaysian form of Zayn ad-Din.
ZAÏRmLiterature
Appears in medieval legends of the knight-errant Amadis, perhaps related to Zaïre or a place name mentioned in the Old Testament (2 Kings 8:21), Za'ir meaning "little".
ZAIREmAfrican American
From a truncation of the Kongo phrase nzadi o nzere meaning "river swallowing rivers". It is the former name of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
ZAIRUŠKAfCzech
Diminutive of Zaira.
ZAIUSmPopular Culture
Character in the 1968 film "Planet of the Apes."
ŽAKmSlovene
Slovene variant of Jakob.
ZAKARmArmenian, Mordvin
Armenian and Mordvin form of Zakhar (see Zachariah).
ZAKARASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of Zacharias.
ZAKARÍAmIcelandic
Icelandic form of Zakaria.
ZAKARÍASmIcelandic
Icelandic form of Zacharias.
ZAKARIÁSmHungarian
Hungarian form of Zacharias.
ZAKARIASmSwedish, Basque
Swedish variant and Basque form of Zacharias.
ZAKARIJAmCroatian
Croatian form of Zechariah.
ZAKARYAmArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Zakaria (chiefly Maghrebi).
ZAKARYANmArmenian
means "God has remembered". Diminutive of Zackary/Zachariah. Elaboration of Zakary and Ryan.
ZAKHEYmRussian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Zacchaeus.
ZAKHIRAfChechen, Karachay-Balkar, Tatar
Chechen, Balkar, and Tatar form of Zahira.
ZAKHITEfChuvash
Chuvash form of Zahida.
ZÄKImBashkir, Tatar
Bashkir and Tatar form of Zaki.
ZAKIAHmAmerican (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Zaccai.
ZAKIRmBengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Azerbaijani, Bashkir
Derived from Arabic ذَاكَرَ (ḏākara) meaning "to memorise, to remember, to study".
ZAKIRYANmBashkir
Combination of Zakir and the suffix -йән (yän), which is derived from Persian جان (jân) meaning "soul, being" or "dear, darling".
ZAKIYAHfIndonesian, African American
Variant transcription of Zakiyya.
ZAKIYYAHfAfrican American
Variant transcription of Zakiyya.
ŽAKLĪNAfLatvian
Latvian form of Jacqueline.
ZAKUROfJapanese
Japanese for "pomegranate". A famous bearer is Zakuro Fujiwara, a fictional character in the anime and manga series Tokyo Mew Mew.
ZAKUTUfAkkadian
Akkadian form of Naqi'a.
ZAKYmMalay, Arabic (Egyptian, Rare)
Malay and Egyptian variant of Zaki.
ZALAfPashto
Means "shininess" in Pashto.
ZALÁNmHungarian
Means "of Zala" in Slavic.
ZALBIKAfChechen, Dagestani
Possibly from Arabic زَالَ (zāla) "to continue" or Persian زال (zâl) "albino" combined with Turkic bika meaning "lady, girl".
ZALDYmFilipino
Short form of Rizaldy, as borne and popularised by actor Zaldy Zshornack, born José Rizaldy Taduran Zshornack (1937-2002).
ZALEHAfMalay
Malay form of Zulaykha.
ZALEMAmJudeo-Spanish (Archaic), Judeo-Catalan, Medieval Jewish
Judeo-Spanish and Judeo-Catalan adaption of Salimah.
ZALIMmCircassian
Circassian form of Zelim.
ZALIMAfCircassian, Dagestani
Feminine form of Zalim.
ZALIMKHANmDagestani, Circassian, Chechen
Dagestani and Circassian form as well as a Chechen variant of Zelimkhan.
ZALINAfKazakh, Ossetian, Malay, Karachay-Balkar, Chechen
Most likely derived from Persian زر (zar) meaning "gold".
ZALMAImPashto
Means "young" in Pashto.
ZALMAYmPashto
Variant transcription of Zalmai.
ZALMOXEmMythology
A (or the) god of the Getae, a Thracian tribe living in today's Romania.
ZALPAfChechen
Derived from Persian زلف‎ (zolf) meaning "curl, tress".
ZALYAfRussian (Rare)
Russian diminutive of Azaliya and Rozaliya.
ZALYNAf?
Possibly a variant of Salina.
ZAMAmTheology
The first recorded bishop of Bologna, Italy. He was ordained by Pope St. Dionysius and entrusted with the founding of this illustrious see.
ZAMAfSouth African, Zulu
Means "try" in Zulu.
ZAMANBEKmKazakh
Combination of Zaman and the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ZAMBDASmTheology
Catholic saint. Bishop of Jerusalem. He was martyred during the persecutions under Emperor Diocletian. Zambdas is also listed as Bazas, and he is associated in tradition with the Theban Legion.
ZAMBRAfSpanish (Rare)
Zambra is an evolution of hispanic arabic zámra, which is an evolution itself of classic arabic zamr. Zambra, also known as the zambra mora, is a flamenco dance performed by the Romani people (gypsies) of Granada which is believed to have evolved from earlier Moorish dances and has some similarities to belly dancing... [more]
ZAMFIRmRomanian (Rare)
Origin: sapphire, in Romanian, “safir”; the sapphire, through its blue colour, symbolises hope, light heartedness and purity... [more]
ZAMFIRAfRomanian
Feminine form of Zamfir, perhaps also a Romanian variant of Zemfira.
ZA-MICHAELmTheology
One of the nine saints to come to Abyssinia with Adimata (known as Yemata), Aragawi, Pantaleon, Garima, Likanos, Saham (known as Sehma), and Afae (known as Afe).
ZAMILANmMongolian
Means "the world" in Mongolian.
ZAMINmArabic
Means "guarantor" in Arabic.
ZƏMINƏfAzerbaijani
Derived from Persian زمین (zamin) meaning "earth, land, soil".
ZAMINAHfVarious (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Zamina.
ZAMINDARf & mPersian
"landowner", zamin, meaning "land" + dar, meaning "holder".
ZAMIRmHebrew
Means "nightingale" in Hebrew.
ZAMIRmAlbanian (Rare)
Means "good voice" or "sweet voice" from Albanian meaning "voice" and mirë "good".
ZAMIRmArabic, Urdu
Means "mind, heart, secret, conscience" derived from Arabic ضَمِير (ḍamīr) "conscience".
ZAMIRAfAlbanian
Feminine form of Zamir.
ZAMIRAfChechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Tajik
Feminine form of Zamir.
ZAMIRAHfHebrew
Feminine form of Zamir.
ZAMONQIZfUzbek
Derived from Uzbek zamon meaning "time, age, epoch" and qiz meaning "girl, daughter".
ZAMRANmArabic
Meaning : Leader.... [more]
ZAMUDINmCircassian
Means "strong faith", derived from Arabic صَمَد (ṣamad) meaning "eternal, everlasting" or "strong" combined with دِين (dīn) meaning "religion, faith".... [more]
ZAMZAMfMuslim
From the name of the Zamzam Well located in Mecca. According to Islamic tradition, the well was created by Allah for Hajar and her son Ismail while they were lost in the desert and searching for water... [more]
ZAMZAMGULfUzbek
The feminine name Zamzam, referring to a well in Mecca, with the suffix gul meaning "rose, flower".
ZAMZIYAfKazakh
Possibly from Arabic شمسي (šamsiyy) meaning "solar".
ZANm & fEnglish (Rare)
Variant of Xan.
ŽANAfLithuanian (Modern)
Modern Lithuanian form of Jeanne.
ZANAfPersian
Means "woman" in Persian.
ZANAfAlbanian
Derived from the Albanian zanë, meaning "fairy".
ZANAmKurdish
Derived from Kurdish zanyar meaning "scholar".
ZANAZANfArmenian (Rare, Archaic)
Means "different, various" in Armenian.
ZANDARmEnglish (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
Variant of Xander. This is the name of a character in the G.I. Joe franchise.
ZANDILEfZulu
Means "they have multipled" in Zulu.
ZANELfEnglish (Modern)
Rhyming variant of Chanel.
ZANELEfZulu
Means "they are enough" in Zulu.
ZANERAfPersian
Means "intelligent", "sensible", "wise".
ŽANETAfLithuanian, Czech
Lithuanian and Czech cognate of Janet.
ŻANETAfPolish
Cognate of Janet.
ŽANETEfLatvian
Latvian form of Jeannette.
ZANETTAfVenetian (Archaic)
Venetian diminutive of Giovanna. This was name borne by Maria Giovanna "Zanetta" Farussi (1707-1776), mother of the famous adventurer Giacomo Casanova.
ZANGIEFmPopular Culture, Russian (Anglicized)
Anglicized spelling of the Russified form of the Ossetian surname Зæнджиаты (Zændžiaty). It is derived from the Persian word zangi meaning "dark-skinned" or a "Negro". This name was made popular by the Russian wrestler from the Street Fighter series, who took his namesake from the Soviet wrestler Victor Zangiev.
ZANGORfUzbek
Derived from the adjective zangor(i) meaning "light bluish-green" or "sky blue".
ZANImHebrew
Hebrew, Meaning gift from God
ZANIAHfEnglish (Rare), Astronomy (Archaic)
The medieval name for a star in the constellation Virgo whose name is presumably derived from Arabic zawiyah "corner" (although there has been some debate that this word might actually mean harlot).