Quick Facts on Zaria
- African-American, Arabic, Slavic
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Flower or Sunrise
Etymology & Historical Origin - Zaria
Zaria is most commonly believed to be a mutation of the Arabic female given name “Zahrah” (زهرة ) which means “blooming flower”. Zaria is also the name of a major city in Northern Nigeria, Africa. Alternately, Zaria is associated with Slavic mythology as the beautiful goddess of the dawn. In fact, Zaria or Zarya (Russian: заря) is the Russian word for "sunrise, dawn”. She was known as the morning star and heavenly bride to her worshippers who greeted her at dawn. Lastly Zahra is the Swahili word for “flower”. The names Zaria and Zariah are most common in the United States, and particularly among African-Americans.
Popularity of the Name Zaria
Zaria made her debut on the American female charts in 1996, rose to low-moderate levels of usage, and then retreated back down to her original levels of rarity. Zariah with an “h” is now more popular than the minimalistic Zaria. Both versions of this name are unique just by virtue of the fact that they start with the uncommon letter Z. The name has a pretty three-syllable sound and a pleasant etymology whether you ascribe the origin to a blooming flower or a beautiful sunrise. Zaria has a hopeful, energetic and upbeat quality.
Popularity of the Girl Name Zaria
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Zaria
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Zaria
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Popular Songs on Zaria
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Zaria
Indigo Magic (Victoria Hanley) - Discover a world of fey magic and dark secrets...Zaria Tourmaline, a young fairy with exceptional magical strength, is on the run after escaping from the evil Lily Morganite, who will stop at nothing to gain control of Feyland and its people. Since discovering that her parents might still be alive, Zaria, along with her friends, sets out on a quest to find them and free them from the dark enchantment that Lily has cast. Zaria is also in possession of a rare substance - an indigo bottle that contains a malevolent powder capable of destroying magic ...But will she be able to keep it from falling into the hands of Lily Morganite? Recommended for ages 13+
Queen Amina of Zaria: Queens of Africa Book 1 (JudyBee) - In this story Wuraola, Nneka and Azeezah learn how sixteen year old Queen Amina protected her land from jealous neighbors by building walls around it and riding around them on her horse, called Demon, shooting the enemy with her bow and arrow. You can still see evidence of Amina's walls today if you look very carefully in the sand. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Zaria
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Children of Famous People Named Zaria
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Zaria - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Zaria.
Zaria - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Zaria - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Zaria.
Personality of the Girl Name Zaria
The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged. They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.
Variations of the Baby Name - Zaria