US Popularity:513
Other Origin(s):Hebrew, Persian
Meaning:Princess; Shining, bright, radiance; Flower, blossom
Give baby a name to help them shine! Zara is a baby girls name with origins in Arabic, Persian, and Hebrew. While this name is short and sweet, it has many beautiful definitions, including "shining, "bright," and “radiance,” as well as “flower” or "blossom." Zara is also associated with the popular baby name Sarah, with the meaning of "princess," making it apt for your multi-faceted little royal! Though this moniker has traveled across the globe, it was made famous by the British royal family back in 1981. If Princess Anne’s daughter can look and feel radiant with the name Zara, then your little darling can, too.

Famous People Named Zara

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    Princess Anne and Mark Philips

Zara Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Zara is currently #190 on The Bump
Girl:Zara is currently #144 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Zara is currently #513 in U.S. births
Girl:Zara is currently #236 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 35
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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