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

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.

Famous People Named Zora

Zora Neale Hurston, American author

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"

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