Submitted Names Starting with Z

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ZAAKI m Arabic
Means "one who increases in growth and goodness" in Arabic.
ZAAKIR m South African
Form of Zakir used especially in South Africa.
ZAAVAN m English, Biblical
Means "trembling". In the Bible, this is the name of a descendant of Seir.
ZABAD m Biblical
Zabad is the name of seven men in the Hebrew Bible. Zabad means "gift" or "endowment."
ZABANA f Persian
Means "flame (as of a candle)" in Persian.
Means "chrysolite" in Uzbek.
ZABAVA f Slavic Mythology, Russian
Means "cheerful, funny" in Old Slavic.
ZABDI m Biblical
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.
ZABELA f Armenian
Variant of Zabel.
ZABET f & m English
Variation of Elizabeth.
ZABIBE f Arabic (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.
ZABOU f French
Diminutive of Isabelle. French actress and director Zabou Breitman is a known bearer.
ZABRIEL m English (Modern, Rare)
Probably an invented name, possibly a variant of Sabriel or a blend of similar names such as Zane and Gabriel.
ZABRINA f Various
Variant of Sabrina.
ZABUD m Biblical
Zabud, meaning “endowed.” The son of Nathan, a priest and friend of King Solomon, according to 1 Kings 4:5.
ŽAC m Croatian
Short form of Željko.
ZACCARIA m Italian
Italian form of Zechariah.
ZACCHEO m Italian
Italian form of Zacchaeus.
ZACCUR m Biblical
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.
ZACHAR m Russian
Variant transcription of Zakhar.
ZACHARA f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Zachary.
Greek feminine form of Zacharias.
Greek feminine form of Zacharias.
ZACHÄUS m German
German form of Zacchaeus.
ZACHE m Romani (Caló)
Derived from Caló zaché "happy; blessed". Used as a Caló equivalent of Felix.
ZACHÉE m French
French form of Zacchaeus.
Dutch form of Zacchaeus.
Polish form of Zacchaeus.
ZACHIEJUS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Zacchaeus.
ZACHRIEL m Ancient Hebrew (Rare)
The Angel of Memory in all three of the main Abrahamic faiths.
ZACHRIS m Swedish
Swedish short form of Zacharias.
ZACKERIYA m Arabic, Turkish
Modern spelling of Zakariyya or Zekeriya influenced by some English forms of that name.
ZACKIE m English (Rare)
Diminutive of Zachary.
ZACKY m English
Diminutive of Zachary.
Derived from Polish zacny "noble, respectable, upright" combined with Slavic slav "glory".
ZADA f Arabic, English (American)
Feminine form of Zayd.
ZADDOCK m English (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.
ZADEN m Georgian Mythology
Variant transcription of Zadeni.
ZADENI m Georgian 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.
ŽADGAILAS m Lithuanian
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]
ŽADGAILĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Žadgailas.
ZADIE f English
Variant of Sadie. A known bearer of this name is British author Zadie Smith (1975-), who was born Sadie Smith.
ZADIG m Armenian
From Armenian Զատիկ (zadig / zadik) meaning "Easter".
Dutch form of Zadkiel.
ZADKIEL m Hebrew, 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.
ŽADMANTAS m Lithuanian
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".
ŽADMANTĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Žadmantas.
ŽADMINAS m Lithuanian (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".
ZADRIAN m American (Modern, Rare)
Created from the name Adrian by adding an initial letter Z.
ŽADVAINAS m Lithuanian
Derived from the Lithuanian verb žadėti meaning "to promise" combined with the old Lithuanian noun vaina meaning "cause, reason" as well as "fault".
ŽADVAINĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Žadvainas.
ŽADVILAS m Lithuanian
Derived from the Lithuanian verb žadėti meaning "to promise" combined with Baltic vil meaning "hope" (see Viltautas).
ŽADVILĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Žadvilas.
ŽADVYDAS m Lithuanian
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.
ŽADVYDĖ f Lithuanian
Feminine form of Žadvydas.
ZADZISAI m & f Shona
Means "fulfill" in Shona.
ZAEA f Indian
Meaning: Beauty
ZAEIM m Arabic
Means "leader" in Arabic.
ZAELYNN f English (Modern, Rare)
A recently created name, formed using the popular name suffix lyn.
ZAENAB f Indonesian
Indonesian form of Zaynab.
ZAER m Arabic
Means "revolutionist, rebel, insurgent" in Arabic.
ZAERLE f Yiddish, Medieval Jewish
German Yiddish diminutive of Sarah, first recorded between the late 1300s and early 1400s.
ZAFARULLAH m Arabic, Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Means "victory of God" from Arabic ظَفَر (ẓafar) meaning "success, victory" combined with Allah.
Means "saffron" in Sicilian Arabic, from Arabic زعفران (za'farān), "saffron".
ZAFFIRA f Italian
Feminine form of Zaffiro.
ZAFFIRO m Italian
Means "sapphire" in Italian, from the Latin sapphirus.
ZAFIR m Arabic
Variant of Zafar.
ZAFIRA f Arabic (Rare), Judeo-Arabic
Variant transcription of Sapphira.
ZAFIRIS m & f Greek
From Greek ζαφείρι ή σαπφειρός meaning "sapphire".
ZAFIRO f Spanish (Modern)
Spanish feminine name derived from the word zafiro meaning "sapphire". This is a modern coinage.
ZAFRINA f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Current theories, however, link this name to Zeferina.
ZAFRIR m Hebrew
Variant of Tzafrir.
ZAFRIRA f Hebrew (Rare)
Feminine form of Zafrir.
ZAGA f Serbian, Croatian
Croatian and Serbian diminutive of Zagorka.
ZAGIP m Tatar
Tatar masculine form of Sabiha.
ZAGIR m Tatar, Bashkir, Dagestani, Avar
Tatar, Bashkir, and Dagestani form of Zaahir (1).
ZAGORKA f Serbian (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.
ZAGRÉE m French
French form of Zagreus.
ZAGREO m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Zagreus.
ZAGREU m Catalan, Portuguese
Catalan and Portuguese form of Zagreus.
ZAGREUS m Greek 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]
ZAHA f Hebrew
Feminine form of צַח (Tzach), which means "fresh, clear, pure, clean, innocent" in Hebrew (compare Zakiah, Zacchaeus).
ZAHANI f Sanskrit
Derivative of Shahani, meaning “queen.”
ZAHARAH f Malay, English
Variant of Zahara.
Variant transcription of Zacharias.
ZAHARIN m Bulgarian (Rare)
Bulgarian masculine form of Zaharina.
Possibly derived from Arabic زَاهِر (zāhir) meaning "shining, radiant".
ZAHARIRA f Hebrew (Rare)
Elaboration or variant of Zahara. Famous bearer is Zaharira Harifai, Israeli actress.
Variant transcription of Zacharoula.
ZAHAVA f Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew זָהָב (zaháv) meaning "gold".
ZAHAVAH f Hebrew (Rare)
Variant transcription of Zehava.
ZAHEEDA f Indian, South African, Muslim
Variant transcription of Zahida, used in India and by South Africans of Indian descent.
ZAHEEN m & f Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
From Urdu ذہین (zahīn) meaning "intellectual, sagacious, clever".
ZAHHAK m Persian 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.
ZAHIDÄ f Tatar
Tatar form of Zahida.
ZAHIRAH f Malaysian, Muslim
Malaysian variant of Zahira.
ZAHIR AL-DIN m Muslim (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".
ZAHIT m Tatar
Tatar form of Zahid.
ZƏHRA f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Zahra.
ZAHRAA f Arabic, Muslim
Possibly from Arabic زُهْرَة (zuhra) "brilliance, light, brightness" (see Zahra).
ZAHRAH f Malay, 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".
ZAHREDDINE m Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Maghrebi variant of Zahir al-Din (chiefly Algerian and Tunisian).
ZAHRO f Uzbek
Uzbek form of Zahra or Zahrah.
ZAHUR m Swahili
Means "flower" in Swahili.
ZAIANAB f Arabic
Variant of Zainab.
ZAIB f & m Pashto, Urdu
Means "beauty" in Pashto and "ornament" in Urdu ultimately from Persian زیب zib.
ZAIBAA f Pakistani
Urdu form of Ziba.
ŽAIBAS m Lithuanian (Rare)
Derived from the Lithuanian noun žaibas meaning "lightning".
ZAIDE f Arabic
Variant of Zaida.
ZAIGA f Latvian
From Latvian zaigot meaning "to glisten". It was first recorded as a name in Latvia in the 1920s.
ZAIJIRŌ m Japanese
Japanese masculine name derived from 在 (zai) "be at, consist in", 二 (ji) "two" and #郎 (rou) "son".
ZAIM m Arabic, Bosnian, Albanian
From Arabic zaim ''leader''.
ZAINAH f Malaysian, Muslim
Malaysian variant of Zaina.
ZAINAL m Malay
Derived from Arabic زين ال (zayn al) meaning "beauty of the", ultimately from زَيْن (zayn) meaning "beautiful, handsome, nice".
ZAINE m English
Variant of Zane.
ZAINUDDIN m Indonesian, Malaysian, Malay
Indonesian and Malaysian form of Zayn ad-Din.
ZAÏR m Literature
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".
ZAIRE m African 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.
Diminutive of Zaira.
ZAIUS m Popular Culture
Character in the 1968 film "Planet of the Apes."
ŽAK m Slovene
Slovene variant of Jakob.
ZAKAR m Armenian, Mordvin
Armenian and Mordvin form of Zakhar (see Zachariah).
ZAKARAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Zacharias.
ZAKARÍA m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Zakaria.
ZAKARÍAS m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Zacharias.
ZAKARIÁS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Zacharias.
ZAKARIAS m Swedish, Basque
Swedish variant and Basque form of Zacharias.
ZAKARIJA m Croatian
Croatian form of Zechariah.
ZAKARYA m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Zakaria (chiefly Maghrebi).
ZAKARYAN m Armenian
means "God has remembered". Diminutive of Zackary/Zachariah. Elaboration of Zakary and Ryan.
ZAKHEY m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Zacchaeus.
ZAKHIRA f Chechen, Karachay-Balkar, Tatar
Chechen, Balkar, and Tatar form of Zahira.
ZAKHITE f Chuvash
Chuvash form of Zahida.
ZÄKI m Bashkir, Tatar
Bashkir and Tatar form of Zaki.
ZAKIAH m American (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Zaccai.
ZAKIR m Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Urdu, Azerbaijani, Bashkir
Derived from Arabic ذَاكَرَ (ḏākara) meaning "to memorise, to remember, to study".
ZAKIRYAN m Bashkir
Combination of Zakir and the suffix -йән (yän), which is derived from Persian جان (jân) meaning "soul, being" or "dear, darling".
ZAKIYAH f Indonesian, African American
Variant transcription of Zakiyya.
ZAKIYYAH f African American
Variant transcription of Zakiyya.
ZAKK m English
Zakk Wylde (1967 - ), founder and vocalist and lead guitarist of heavy metal band Black Label Society, is a bearer of this name.
ŽAKLĪNA f Latvian
Latvian form of Jacqueline.
ZAKRIS m Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Swedish short form of Zakarias.
ZAKURO f Japanese
Japanese for "pomegranate". A famous bearer is Zakuro Fujiwara, a fictional character in the anime and manga series Tokyo Mew Mew.
ZAKUTU f Akkadian
Akkadian form of Naqi'a.
ZAKY m Malay, Arabic (Egyptian, Rare)
Malay and Egyptian variant of Zaki.
ZALA f Pashto
Means "shininess" in Pashto.
ZALÁN m Hungarian
Means "of Zala" in Slavic.
ZALAPH m Biblical Hebrew
Means "shadow, ringing" in Hebrew.
ZALBIKA f Chechen, Dagestani
Possibly from Arabic زَالَ (zāla) "to continue" or Persian زال (zâl) "albino" combined with Turkic bika meaning "lady, girl".
ZALDY m Filipino
Short form of Rizaldy, as borne and popularised by actor Zaldy Zshornack, born José Rizaldy Taduran Zshornack (1937-2002).
ZALEHA f Malay
Malay form of Zulaykha.
ZALEMA m Judeo-Spanish (Archaic), Judeo-Catalan, Medieval Jewish
Judeo-Spanish and Judeo-Catalan adaption of Salimah.
ZALIAH f English (Rare)
Short form of Azaliah.
ZALIM m Circassian
Circassian form of Zelim.
ZALIMA f Circassian, Dagestani
Feminine form of Zalim.
ZALIMKHAN m Dagestani, Circassian, Chechen
Dagestani and Circassian form as well as a Chechen variant of Zelimkhan.
ZALINA f Kazakh, Ossetian, Malay, Karachay-Balkar, Chechen
Most likely derived from Persian زر (zar) meaning "gold".
ZALMAI m Pashto
Means "young" in Pashto.
ZALMAY m Pashto
Variant transcription of Zalmai.
ZALMOXE m Mythology
A (or the) god of the Getae, a Thracian tribe living in today's Romania.
ZALPA f Chechen
Derived from Persian زلف‎ (zolf) meaning "curl, tress".
ZALYA f Russian (Rare)
Russian diminutive of Azaliya and Rozaliya.
Possibly a variant of Salina.
ZAMA m Theology
The first recorded bishop of Bologna, Italy. He was ordained by Pope St. Dionysius and entrusted with the founding of this illustrious see.
ZAMA f South African, Zulu
Means "try" in Zulu.
Combination of Zaman and the Turkish military title beg meaning "chieftain, master".
ZAMBDAS m Theology
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.
ZAMFIR m Romanian (Rare)
Origin: sapphire, in Romanian, “safir”; the sapphire, through its blue colour, symbolises hope, light heartedness and purity... [more]
ZAMFIRA f Romanian
Feminine form of Zamfir, perhaps also a Romanian variant of Zemfira.
ZA-MICHAEL m Theology
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).
ZAMILAN m Mongolian
Means "the world" in Mongolian.
ZAMIN m Arabic
Means "guarantor" in Arabic.
ZƏMINƏ f Azerbaijani
Derived from Persian زمین (zamin) meaning "earth, land, soil".
ZAMINAH f Various (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Zamina.
ZAMINDAR f & m Persian
"landowner", zamin, meaning "land" + dar, meaning "holder".
ZAMIR m Hebrew
Means "nightingale" in Hebrew.
ZAMIR m Albanian (Rare)
Means "good voice" or "sweet voice" from Albanian meaning "voice" and mirë "good".
ZAMIR m Arabic, Urdu
Means "mind, heart, secret, conscience" derived from Arabic ضَمِير (ḍamīr) "conscience".
ZAMIRA f Albanian
Feminine form of Zamir.
ZAMIRA f Chechen, Kazakh, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Tajik
Feminine form of Zamir.
ZAMIRAH f Hebrew
Feminine form of Zamir.
Derived from Uzbek zamon meaning "time, age, epoch" and qiz meaning "girl, daughter".
ZAMRAN m Arabic
Meaning : Leader.... [more]
ZAMUDIN m Circassian
Means "strong faith", derived from Arabic صَمَد (ṣamad) meaning "eternal, everlasting" or "strong" combined with دِين (dīn) meaning "religion, faith".... [more]
ZAMZAM f Muslim
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]
Combination of Zamzam with the suffix gul meaning "rose, flower".
ZAMZIYA f Kazakh
Possibly from Arabic شمسي (šamsiyy) meaning "solar".
ZAN m & f English (Rare)
Variant of Xan.
ŽANA f Lithuanian (Modern)
Modern Lithuanian form of Jeanne.
ZANA f Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian
Short form of Suzana.
ZANA f Persian
Means "woman" in Persian.
ZANA f Albanian
Derived from the Albanian zanë, meaning "fairy".
ZANA m Kurdish
Derived from Kurdish zanyar meaning "scholar".
ZANAZAN f Armenian (Rare, Archaic)
Means "different, various" in Armenian.
ZANDAR m English (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
Variant of Xander. This is the name of a character in the G.I. Joe franchise.
Means "they have multipled" in Zulu.
ZANDY f & m English (American)
Variant of Sandy.
ZANEL f English (Modern)
Rhyming variant of Chanel.
Means "they are enough" in Zulu.
ZANERA f Persian
Means "intelligent", "sensible", "wise".
ŽANETE f Latvian
Latvian form of Jeannette.
ZANETTA f Venetian (Archaic)
Venetian diminutive of Giovanna. This was name borne by Maria Giovanna "Zanetta" Farussi (1707-1776), mother of the famous adventurer Giacomo Casanova.
ZANGIEF m Popular 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.