Hebrew; Swahili
"to shine; flower"

Zahara Origin and Meaning

The name Zahara is a girl's name of Hebrew, Swahili origin meaning "to shine; flower".

Zahara, a delicate but strong multicultural name, came into the spotlight when Angelina Jolie bestowed it on her Ethiopian-born daughter, and we predict other parents will adopt it as well. If you want something simpler than Zahara, consider Zara, a royal name in England--but also the name of a Spanish-based clothing store chain.

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Zahara Popularity

Famous People Named Zahara

  • Zaharastage name of Bulelwa Mkutukana, South African singer,songwriter
  • (María) Zahara Gordillo CamposSpanish singer,songwriter
  • Zahara SchatzIsraeli painter
  • Zahara RubinIsraeli sculptor
  • Zahara Marley JoliePitt, daughter of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

Zahara in Pop Culture

  • Zahara Miltonfrom the movie "Cover"