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Girl Names Starting With Z

Girl names starting with Z are undeniably cool: with a zippy, zesty sound and that awesome Z initial right up front. It’s no wonder that Z is becoming an ever more popular first initial for baby names for both genders!

The most popular Z baby girl names in the US today are led by modern classics Zoey and Zoe in the Top 100.

Along with Zoe and her variants, other fashionable girl names beginning with Z in the US Top 500 include the exotic Zara, Zuri and Zariah.

Meanwhile, the Top 300 baby girl names in England and Wales includes several other lovely international options to consider, such as the Arabic names Zainab and Zahra, or the Slavic Zoya, Zuzanna and Zofia. And in France, sweet saint’s name Zélie joins Zoé in the Top 100 names for girls.

Uncommon Z-starting girl names which rank highly with Nameberry’s visitors include such intriguing options as Zahara, Zelda, Zinnia, Ziva and Zephyrine. Other excellent unique Z names for girls that we recommend range from the unisex Zephyr and Zion to the ancient Zenobia and Zipporah.

Browse our entire collection of girl names beginning with Z here. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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Top Girl Names Starting with Z

  • Zoey

    Zoey is a modern spelling variation of Zoe, the Greek Jewish translation of Eve. Despite its Jewish origins, Zoe was historically more popular among Christians. Two early saints were named... Read More 

  • Zoe

    The history of Zoe begins in the third century when the Alexandrian Jews translated Eve, which means 'life,' to the Greek equivalent Zoe. Zoe was in use as far back as the Roman classical period,... Read More 

  • Zara

    Zara has multiple origins, but most notably is a variation of Zahrah, a name derived from the Arabic zahrah, meaning “blooming flower.” Zara can also be a diminutive of the Bulgarian name... Read More 

  • Zuri

    Zuri migrated, at least to American sensibilities, to the feminine side when an Ohio zoo used it for a female giraffe. For either gender, Zuri is an attractive name with the usual Z-initial zest.... Read More 

  • Zariah

    Zariah has three possible origins: the Arabic ‘Zara’ which means ‘flower’, the Hebrew name ‘Azaria’, meaning ‘God has helped’, or the Russian word “Zaria” which means ‘sunrise/dawn’. Either way,... Read More 

  • Zahra

    Abbreviated form of Zahara that was used by Chris Rock for his daughter and as a middle name by both Eddie Murphy and David Bowie. Compared with the even-more-abbreviated Zara, Zahra may create... Read More 

  • Zaylee

    This contemporary creation plays on a couple of trends by applying the attractive Z to the rhyming family of names including Hailey, Bailey, and Kayley. The -ee suffix is the icing on the... Read More 

  • Zelda

    Classified as an early exotic, Zelda has long and often been used as such for characters in books and films. Since 1986, Zelda has been a prime Nintendo name, as in the Legend of Zelda:... Read More 

  • Zariyah

    Zariyah has three possible origins: the Arabic Zara which means flower"; the Hebrew name Azaria, meaning "God has helped"; or the Russian word Zaria which means "sunrise, dawn." Either way, it is... Read More 

  • Zaria

    Zaria, the name of the Nigerian capital city, could be another Z name for parents to consider. It currently ranks lower than variations Zariah and Zariyah.

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