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Cool Baby Names That Start With Z

Z may be the zippiest, zestiest first initial for baby names around. Here, the wide selection of cool baby names that begin with Z.
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  • Zoe

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    Zoe is one of those surprising names that has been on the Top 1000 nearly every year since 1880, but it's just recently been zooming toward the top. Now at its highest point ever, Zoe still makes... Read More 

  • Zofia

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    As Sophia gets more popular, parents search out more exotic spins, and the Z makes this qualify. Read More 

  • Zola

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    When the Eddie Murphys named their fourth daughter Zola, it affirmed the up-and-coming status of the name, which has African roots, but also literary links to Emile Zola.  Read More 

  • Zooey

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    Readers who remember J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey have probably forgotten that the character was male (nee Zachary). Nowadays the somewhat loopy spin on Zoe is associated with actress Zooey De... Read More 

  • Zora

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    Zora is a meaningful literary heroine name honoring Zora Neale Hurston, an important black writer and leader of the Harlem Renaissance. Spelled Zorah, it is a biblical place name, and is also the... Read More 

  • Zubin

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    This is most familiar here as a musical name, via Indian Parsi conductor Zubin Mehta, but it certainly could be used by others.  Read More 

  • Zuleika

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    Zuleika is a high-wire act of a name that might appeal to the intrepid baby namer, Like most 'Z'-starting girls' names, it projects an exotic and sensual charm, as exemplified by the character in ... Read More 

  • Zuri

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    Zuri migrated, at least to American sensibilities, to the feminine side when an Ohio zoo used it for a female giraffe. It was an on-the-rise name for 2013, gaining 127 spots since 2012. For either ... Read More 

  • Zuzanna

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    Remember Zuzu, the adorable little girl you watch every Christmas in "It's a Wonderful Life"? Here's a direct path to that nickname, a lot more zesty than the more familiar Susannah. Read More 

  • Zuzi

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    Makes Susan or Susie more exotic.  Read More 

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