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Gender: Female Meaning of Zora: "dawn" Origin of Zora: Serbo-Croatioan

The name Zora is a girl's name of Arabic, Slavic, African origin meaning "dawn". Zora and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Girls' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I Had 8 Kids Whose Names Started With...".

From the experts:

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. Before you choose this name, however, you should know that the Spanish word zorra means the kind of woman you would never want your daughter to grow up to be.

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Famous People Named Zora

Zora Neale Hurston, American novelist
Zora Andrich, American model and actress
Zora Cross, Australian poet and author
Zora Dirnbach, Croatian writer
Izora "Zora" Fair, American Civil War spy
Zora Jandová, Czech singer and actress
Zora Kerova, Czech actress
Zora Kostková, Czech actress
Zora Mintalová, Zubercová - Slovakian ethnographer, historian and museologist
Zora Petrović, Serbian painter
Zora Tavčar, Slovene writer, essayist and translator
Zora Vesecká, Czech actress
Zora Wolfová, Czech translator
Zora Young, American singer
Zorka Janů, Czech actress, sister of Lída Baarová
Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-American male engineer

Pop Culture References for the name Zora

Zora Lancaster, character from "Sonny with a Chance"
Zora December, countess from "The Jewel of the Kalderash"
The Zora, race of aquatic people in "Legend of Zelda" series
Zora Rothstein, character from "Star of Babylon"
Zora la Vampira, Italian comic book erotic character
Zora, character in the "Powers" comics
Zorra, Spanish word meaning literally "vixen"

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