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Gender: Female Meaning of Zahara: "to shine; flower" Origin of Zahara: Hebrew; Swahili

The name Zahara is a girl's name of Hebrew, Swahili origin meaning "to shine; flower". Zahara and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Favorite: GIRLS!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Zahara

Zahara, stage name of Bulelwa Mkutukana, South African singer-songwriter
(María) Zahara Gordillo Campos, Spanish singer-songwriter
Zahara Schatz, Israeli painter
Zahara Rubin, Israeli sculptor
Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, daughter of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

Pop Culture References for the name Zahara

Zahara Milton, from the movie "Cover"

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