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Zahara is a beautiful baby girl’s name that means “light, brilliance” in Arabic and Hebrew as well as “flower” in Swahili. Zahara is a truly international favorite that hasn’t yet caught on in the US.

Meaning of the name Zahara:

Hebrew, Arabic: light, brilliance
Swahili: flower

Origin of the name Zahara:

Zahara is a baby girl’s name of Hebrew and Arabic origin that means “light, brilliance”. It is the feminine form of Zohar or Zahra. Zahara is also a Swahili name that means “flower”.

Symbolism of the name Zahara:

Zahara is a name with two-fold symbolism. Light is a universal symbol of wisdom, goodness, health, and learning. Flowers are a beautiful symbol that have held great significance in many cultures all around the world.

Style of the name Zahara:

traditional

Gender of the name Zahara:

Zahara is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Zahara:

za-HA-ra

Number of syllables in the name Zahara:

three

Emotion evoked from the name Zahara:

Zahara evokes feelings of wisdom and beauty.

Alternative spellings for the name Zahara:

Zaharah

Nicknames for the name Zahara:

  • Zee
  • Zaha
  • Zara
  • Zar
  • Har
  • Hara

Popularity of the name Zahara:

According to the Social Security Administration, Zahara is an uncommon baby girl’s name. It has never appeared in the top 1000 baby names list.

Related names for the name Zahara:

  • Zahra
  • Zara
  • Zora
  • Zyra
  • Zana
  • Zane 
  • Zellie

Great middle names for the name Zahara and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Zahara:

  • Bulelwa “Zahara” Mkutukana (South African singer-songwriter)
  • Zahara Gordillo Campos (Spanish singer-songwriter)
  • Zahara Schatz (Israeli painter)
  • Zahara Rubin (Israeli sculptor)
  • Zahara Marley Jolie Pitt (daughter of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt)

Zahara in popular culture:

  • Zahara Milton (film, “Cover”)
  • Zahara (toys, “Barbie” franchise)
  • Zahara (comics, “Superman” franchise)
  • Zahara (video games, “Metal Slug”)
  • Zahara (video games, “Divinity Original Sin 2”)