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Gender: Female Meaning of Zahra: "flower" Origin of Zahra: Arabic Zahra's Popularity in 2017: #655

The name Zahra is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "flower". Zahra is ranked #655 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Baby Names That Start With Z and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boy and girl makeover with middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Zahra

Zahra Bani, Somali-Italian javelin thrower
Zahra Rahnavard (born Zohreh Kazemi), Iranian academic, artist and politician
Zahra "Ziba" Kazemi-Ahmadabadi, Iranian-Canadian freelance photographer killed in Iran
Zahra Soltan, wife of Prince Abbas Mirza of Iran
Hindi Zahra, Franco-Moroccan singer
Zahra Tabeetha Gohil (b. 2012), daughter of Indian actors Shweta Kawatra and Manav Gohil
Alexandria Zahra "Lexi" Jones (b. 2000), daughter of model Iman and musician David Bowie
Bella Zahra Murphy (b. 2002), daughter of actor Eddie Murphy

Pop Culture References for the name Zahra

Zahra Yilmaz, main character in Turkish TV series "I named her Feriha"
Zahra, the sister of Ali in 'The Children of Heaven', an Iranian movie.
Zahra Pirzad, character from TV series "Alphas"

Zaharah, Zuhra, Zara, Zahirah, 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 ^^