Gender: Female Meaning of Zahra: "flower" Origin of Zahra: Arabic Zahra's Popularity in 2018: #589

Zahra Origin and Meaning

The name Zahra is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "flower".

Abbreviated form of Zahara that was used by Chris Rock for his daughter and as a middle name by both Eddie Murphy and David Bowie. Compared with the even-more-abbreviated Zara, Zahra may create more spelling problems but clarify pronunciation.

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Rank in US: #589

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Pop Culture References for the name Zahra

Zara, Zahirah, Zaharah, Zuhra, Zahrah, Zahara


elifsu Says:


Zahra means the shining one in Arabic and was the title Lady Fatima of daughter of prophet Muhammad (pbuh) - in Turkish the name is spelled as Zehra while Zehra is in database it isn't stated that the two names are related

afluffmuffin Says:


me too

Carolinekalmes Says:


This is a bit closer to the Arabic "flower" than Zara, which I like. In Arabic it is more of an emphasis on the ZAH-rah instead of the pronounciation of Zara the clothing store. Using as a name in English though, Zara pronunciation makes more sense.

autumnreverie Says:


Zahra's meaning is "brilliant, bright." ZahraH means "blooming flower."

Seriously, this site ought to research the names in its database.

Zelliew Says:


I'm more familiar with Zara - I'd put an extra sound in when saying Zahra (for the H ) Would that be right?

thedarkfirefly Says:


This is my name, and I sometimes face misspellings.
and God forbid, Jara.
But hey, this name gives you a guaranteed compliment, so I'd always introduce as Zahra over my first name when I want a more familiar approach ^^