430 Baby Names That Start With Z (with Meanings and Popularity)
Baby names that start with Z are spirited, bold, and increasing in popularity. Modern parents love a name that makes their child stand out, and a striking first initial will often do the trick.
The top Z name for girls is Zoey, having overtaken the original form, Zoe, which takes second place. The most popular name with the Z initial for boys is Zachary, although it has begun to fade from its height of fashion at the end of the last millennium.
Along with Zoey and Zoe, other girl names beginning with Z in the US Top 700 include Zara, Zuri, Zariah, Zaylee, and Zelda. In addition to Zachary, other boy names starting with Z in the US Top 700 include Zion, Zayden, Zane, Zander, and Zaid.
Z names have an undeniably quirky quality that is hard to resist. Choices like Zadie, Zebedee, Zephyr, and Ziggy are unique but usable. Rare names beginning with the letter Z that have a traditional element include Zinnia, Zaccai, Zalman, and Zella.
Here, our full selection of names that start with Z, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.
Meaning:"the Lord has remembered"
Origin:Possible variation of John
Meaning:"God is gracious"
Origin:Hebrew and Arabic
Meaning:"blooming flower; God remembers"
Origin:Diminutive of Griselda
Meaning:"gray fighting maid"
Origin:English variation of Hebrew Zebediah
Meaning:"gift of God"
Origin:Spelling variation of Zoe
Origin:German, diminutive of Siegfried and Sigmund
Origin:Variation of Zayah, Arabic
Origin:Anglicized form of Greek Zenon, related to Zeus, king of the gods
Meaning:"my music, my praise"
Origin:Flower name, from German surname
Origin:English variation of Sadie
Meaning:"growth and progress"