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Gender: F Meaning of Zara: "princess; to blossom" Origin of Zara: Hebrew and Arabic Zara's Popularity in 2013: #482

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Zara is an evocative name, often used in early movies and novels for a sultry character from the East--Greta Garbo played one in the 1932 film As You Desire Me. Britain's Princess Anne defied royal convention by giving her daughter the exotic Arabic name in 1981, thus bestowing on Zara instant upper-class status.

One of the first uses of Zara was by William Congreve in his 1697 play The Mourning Bride as the name of an African queen and Zara, Priestess of the Golden Flame was a Wonder Woman comic book villain.

Zara can also be spelled Zarah or Zahra, as Chris Rock did for his daughter. The related Zahara is the name of Brad and Angelina's oldest daughter. All forms of Zara are related to the biblical Sarah. Possible downside: the Zara clothing stores now in many malls.

Zara, the heroine of a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, is currently Number 59 in Scotland and 69 in England and Wales; in the U.S. it's climbed to Number 482 since it entered the list in 2005 .

Some people well might identify Zara with the Spanish clothing chain which is now in malls internationally.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Zara

ZARA, a Spanish clothing store similar to H&M, sold internationally
Zara White, main character of the Need series by Carrie Jones
Zara Asker, character in Robert Muchamore's CHERUB series
Queen Zara, caricature of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, in The Secret History of Queen Zara and the Zarazians (1705) by Mrs Delarivier Manley ("Tory scandal-novel peopled by monsters of vice")
Zara, Bay's street artist friend, character in ABC's Switched at Birth
Zara Asker, character in Robert Muchamore's spy series CHERUB

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