Gender: Male Meaning of Zerah: "to arise; dawn" Origin of Zerah: Hebrew

Zerah Origin and Meaning

The name Zerah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "to arise; dawn".

The Biblical Zerah is etymologically related to such names as Zora, which also means dawn. While the vowel sound at the end of the name does not sound as feminine to our modern ear as it once did, thanks to such popular choices as Noah and Joshua, but the downside of Zerah is that it is quite similar to such girls' names as Zara and Sarah.

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AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I remember finding this in an old baby name book belonging to my mum a good few years ago, and I instantly fell in love with it. It's not a top favourite today, and I may never use it, but with the newfound popularity of Ezra, Noah, Asa and the like, I'm sure at one point or another other people will discover this legitimately rare and unique choice! Or at least, I hope they do. It's a rather dashing boy name.