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Gender: M Meaning of Zerah: "to arise; dawn" Origin of Zerah: Hebrew

The Biblical Zerah is etymologically related to such names as Zora, which also means dawn. While the vowel sound at the end of the name does not sound as feminine to our modern ear as it once did, thanks to such popular choices as Noah and Joshua, but the downside of Zerah is that it is quite similar to such girls' names as Zara and Sarah.

Famous People Named Zerah

Zerah, son of Reuel, grandson of Esau, great-grandson of Issac (1 Chr. 1:37)
Zerah, son of Simeon, grandson of Israel, great-grandson of Isaac (Num. 26:13)
Zerah, son of Jacob and Tamar, grandson of Jacob (Num. 26:20)
Zerah, the Ethiopian leader who fought against King Asa (2 Chr. 14:9)

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