Zora 🔥

Gender: Female Meaning of Zora: "dawn" Origin of Zora: Serbo-Croatioan Zora's Popularity in 2019: #789

Zora Origin and Meaning

The name Zora is a girl's name of Arabic, Slavic, African origin meaning "dawn".

Zora is a meaningful literary heroine name honoring Zora Neale Hurston, an important black writer and leader of the Harlem Renaissance.

Spelled Zorah, it is a biblical place name, and is also the name of a character in the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta Ruddigore.

Fairly well used from the 1880s until 1940, Zora reached a high of Number 293 in 1885.

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Rank in US: #789

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Pop Culture References for the name Zora

Zorine, Zorana, Zorina, Zorah, Zorrah, Zorra, Zorya


helicoptero Says:


Also, I knew a little girl with this name and not only did "zorra" never cross my mind, but both she and her name were lovely!

helicoptero Says:


I don't get the big deal about Zora/zorra. In Spanish, the /r/ is pronounced differently anyway, and double <rr> is pronounced yet differently (trilled). I don't think a Spanish speaker would confuse the two and it seems like a pretty weak sauce taunt if someone chose to make fun of it.

Guest Says:


If the opportunity presents itself ignorant people are gonna take it is all I'm saying. But we know better than to call people out of their name. :)

alexandramae Says:


Right, but is it my job to take away the opportunity or is it the other person's/parent's job to learn and teach respect and decency? Any name can be twisted into something "bad." Having sex isn't bad so being a "slut" isn't bad. Being a "b****" isn't bad (though, the term is misogynistic). Being "easy" isn't bad, either. I don't want someone telling me what I don't want my daughter to grow up to be/do. It's not appropriate.

Guest Says:


I'm not saying sex is bad, I'm saying no one wants to be called names just because of their sex lives and stuff like that. I knew a girl named Loretta and she got called Whoretta (which is so rude), no one wants their name to be twisted into something bad, that kinda thing.

alexandramae Says:


Not necessarily. I have spanish speaking relatives and I would hope that if I ever chose to name my daughter something like this, they wouldn't call her names. Especially woman shaming ones. I intend to raise daughters and sons who know that consensual sex is always okay, no matter how many partners you've had or how long you've known them. Don't warn me that I won't want my daughter to grow up to be a "slut" and make sex out to be something bad.

kitchi1 Says:


Well the "zorra" part sucks. This is a pretty and dark, mysterious, medieval-sounding name.

HatGirl Says:


sounds to much like dora.

Guest Says:


but the baby will grow up to be a woman called "puta". They're just warning.

alexandramae Says:


I'm offended by the "zorra" comment. Can we not slut shame on a BABY name site?