Pronunciation: za-hhra-h
Origin: Saudi Arabia

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Middle East and North Africa

Zahra (Arabic: زهراء) is a female given name of Arabic origin, meaning 'beautiful, bright, shining, and brilliant'. The name became popularized due to its association with Fatimah al-Zahra, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, who is revered as a paragon of compassion and generosity. The name Zahra is an abbreviated form of Zahara and is also a different way to spell Zara. It is used as both a given name and a surname, particularly in Malta. The name Zahra has specific symbolism and meaning in various cultures, including Persian, where the spelling variant Zara translates to 'flower'. The name is derived from the Arabic word 'Zahara,' which means 'to shine'. It is also the feminine form of the Arabic name Azhar, which means 'beautiful,' 'bright,' 'shining,' or 'brilliant'. While Zahra means 'bright,' the name Zara, which may be derived from the same root, means 'radiance' or 'flower'.

Zahra Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Zahra is currently #331 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Zahra is currently #176 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Zahra is currently #328 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Zahra is currently #176 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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  • Zahra Lari: Zahra Lari is an Emirati figure skater known for being the first figure skater from the United Arab Emirates to compete internationally and for breaking barriers by wearing a hijab in competition.
  • Zahra' Langhi: Zahra' Langhi is a Libyan peace activist, scholar, and co-founder of the Libyan Women's Platform for Peace, known for her efforts in conflict resolution and women's rights.