Zayden is a male given name, a modern American name invented to rhyme with other popular names such as Aiden, Cayden, and Braden.  Origin: English Variants: Zaden (English) Zaiden (English)  


Zora comes from a Slavic word meaning “dawn, aurora” derived from Proto-Slavic *zorja (dawn). Nicknames: Zorka (Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian), Zorica (Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian) Origin: Proto-Slavic Variants: Zorana (Croatian, Serbian) Zorina (Croatian)   Male forms: Zoran (Croatian, Serbian, Slovene, Macedonian) Zorán (Hungarian) Zorin (Croatian)  


Zemina is a Czech and Slovak word meaning “earth, soil” as well as also being a Persian word  (زمینه) meaning “background, setting, context” though spelled Zamin/Zameen (زمین) it’s a Persian and Urdu word meaning “earth, land, ground, soil”. The name comes from Lithuanian žemė (land, earth) from Proto-Balto-Slavic *źemē (earth) via Proto-Indo-European *dʰéǵʰōm (earth) from *dʰeǵʰ-, the same root word from which Zamin/Zameen comes from. Zemina (also spelled Žemyna) is a…


Zane is an English surname of unknown meaning though there have been attempts to link it as a shortened form of Zanelli and Zanetti, both Italian surnames deriving from the given name Zani which is the Italian form of John, the English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of Greek Ioannes from Hebrew Yochana meaning “Yahweh is gracious”. Other possible origins include: it may have…


Zuzu seems to be a variant form of Zuza, the Czech and Polish nickname for Zuzana, itself the Czech and Slovak form of Susanna which is the Greek form of Hebrew name Shoshannah which means “lily”; it also means “rose” in modern Hebrew. It may ultimately be derived from Egyptian sšn meaning “lotus”. Zuzu is also a Chinese word or name meaning “full”…


Zeke is a short form of Ezekiel, a Hebrew male name meaning “God strengthens” or “God will strengthen”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Ezekiel (English, Biblical) Iezekiel (Biblical Greek) Yechezkel (Hebrew) Ezechiel (Biblical Latin) Hiezecihel (Biblical Latin) Hesekiel (Finnish) Ezequiel (Spanish, Portuguese) Chatzkel (Yiddish) Haskel (Yiddish)


Zackary is a variant spelling of Zachary which is the English form of Hebrew Zechariah meaning “Yahweh remembers” or “Yahweh has remembered”. Zackary is also a surname deriving from the given name. Nicknames: Zack/ Zac Origin: Hebrew Variants: Zachary (English) Zachery (English) Zackery (English) Zacharias (English, Greek) Zechariah (English, Hebrew) Zachariah (English) Zakariya (Arabic) Zakariyya (Arabic) Zakaria (Arabic,…


Zenon is an Ancient Greek male name which is derived from the name of the Greek god Zeus which which comes from Proto-Indo-European *Dyeus likely meaning “to shine” or “sky, heaven, god”. Zenon is also a Greek, Spanish, and French surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Zeno (Latinized Ancient Greek, Italian)


Zayda is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Zayd which comes from Arabic zada meaning “to increase, grow, excessive”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Zaida (Arabic)   Male forms: Zayd Zaid  


Zylphia may be a variant form of Zelpha, itself a form of Zilpah, a Hebrew female name of uncertain meaning though I’ve seen it as possibly meaning “frailty” or “drop, drip sprinkle, pour”.  Zylphia may also be a variant form of Sylvia which comes from the Latin name Silvius meaning “wood, forest” from Latin silva (wood, forest) derived from Proto-Indo-European *swel-, *sel- (beam, board,…


Zakia is an Arabic female name with two possible meanings depending on the spelling used, such as زكية meaning “pure” or ذكيه ‎ meaning “intelligent”. Origin: Arabic   Variants: Zakiya Zakiyya Zakiah Zakieh Zakiyah Zakiyyah   Male forms: Zaki     زكية (pure) ذكيه ‎ (intelligent)


Zebulon is a name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Ugartic zbl meaning “prince”, linked to the same root word as Jezebel meaning “where is the prince?” or “not exalted”. Zebulon may originally have been used as an epithet for the god Ba’al. Other theories of the name link to Hebrew zabal meaning “to exalt, to honor”; zeved “gift, dowry”; or…


Zelda was originally used as a nickname for Griselda, a female given name meaning “gray battle” from Germanic elements gris (gray) and hild (battle), though it’s now used as a given name in its own right. Zelda is also a Yiddish name, the feminine form of Selig, meaning “blessed, happy” in Yiddish. Origin: Germanic, Yiddish Variants: Selda (English) Griselda Grizel (Scottish) Griselda…


Zafir is an Arabic male name, a variant spelling of Zafar meaning “victory, triumph, success”. It’s also a surname derived from the given name. Spelled zafír (with the accent on the i), it becomes the Hungarian word for “sapphire”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Zafeer Zafar  


Zoe is a Greek female name meaning “life”. It was used as a calque of Eve by Jews (a calque being a loan translation of a word or phrase that means the same thing in another language), as well as being the name of several figures in the Ancient world such as the Byzantine empress…


Zeus is the main god in the Greek pantheon, the god of the sky and thunder, law and order, and oaths. According to mythology, he was the youngest son of the Titan Cronus and Rhea. Because his father was told that a son of his would overthrow him just as Cronus had overthrown his own…


Zara is a Bulgarian diminutive of Zaharina, the Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of Zechariah, a Hebrew masculine name meaning “Yahweh remembers”, though it could also be a variant spelling of Sara meaning “princess, lady, noblewoman”. Zara is also the English form of Zaïre, a name created by French writer and philosopher Voltaire for his…