Zendaya

Zendaya is an African female name which I’ve seen listed as a variant of Tendai meaning “to give thanks” in the Shona language. Origin: African  

Zoltán

Zoltán is a Hungarian male name which seems to be derived from the Turkish title sultan, a title of authority. It means “power, might; authority, rule” which seems to have derived from an Aramaic source. Origin: Aramaic   Variants: Zoltan (English) Zsolt (Hungarian)  

Zenobia

Zenobia is an Ancient Greek female name meaning “life of Zeus” or “Zeus is life”, made up of Zeno which derives from Zeus which derives from a PIE *dyḗws (sky, heaven; sky god) via root word *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven); and bios (life) though it’s possible that it could be related to bia meaning “strength, force, power; act of violence”, so…

Zerach

Zerach is a Hebrew male name, a variant form of Zerah meaning “dawning, shining (light)”. It’s the name of several figures in the Bible, including the twin brother of Perez. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Zerah (Hebrew) Zarah (Biblical form of Zerah)  

Zaynab

Zaynab is an Arabic female name which is the name of a tree with fragrant flowers. The etymology behind the name itself is uncertain. It’s often associated with Arabic zayn زين meaning “beautiful, handsome, beauty” and “to adorn, to decorate”. I’ve seen it listed as meaning “father’s precious jewel” made up from zeenah/zína زينة “embellishment, adornment” and…

Zaqar

Zaqar is the name of the Mesopotamian god of dreams and the messenger of the god Sin (the god of the moon) who brought messages from him to mortal through their dreams. The name comes from Akkadian zakāru meaning “to speak”, “to name”, and “to swear”. Origin: Akkadian Variants: Dzakar Zakar (also a Hebrew word meaning “to…

Zephaniah

Zephaniah comes from a Hebrew male name meaning “Yahweh has hidden” or “Yahweh has concealed”. It’s also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Zeph Origin: Hebrew Variants: Tzefanyah (Biblical Hebrew) Zephania (South African)  

Zayd

Zayd is an Arabic male name meaning “to increase, to grow, to multiply”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Zaid   Female forms: Zayda (Arabic) Zaida (Arabic)   Zayd- زيد (Arabic)  

Zaharina

Zaharina is the Bulgarian and Macedonian feminine form of Zechariah, a Hebrew male name meaning “Yahweh remembers”. Nicknames: Zaharinka (Bulgarian, Macedonian), Zara (Bulgarian) Origin: Hebrew Male forms: Zahari (Bulgarian) Zechariah (English)