Zorion

Zorion is a Basque male name (and word) meaning "happiness". Origin: Basque Female forms: Zorione (Basque)  

Zona

Zona is an English female name meaning "girdle, belt". The name comes from Latin zona (belt, girdle; zone) via Greek zōnē (belt, sash, girdle), referring to a type of belt worn by women in Ancient Rome. Zona is also a word in several languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Serbian, Croatian, Georgian, Italian) meaning "zone"; in Hebrew it means "prostitute". Origin: …

Zagreus

Zagreus is the name of an obscure god in Greek mythology who is often identified with Dionysos. Zagreus was worshipped in Orphism, a cult that followed a set of religious beliefs associated with Orpheus, a legendary poet who descended the Greek underworld in an attempt to bring his dead wife Eurydice back to life (and failing). The Orphics believed …

Zeno

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

Zorya

Zorya is the name of a goddess in Slavic mythology who, along with another goddess or two, guard the hound Simargl to prevent him from breaking free of his chain and devouring the Ursa Minor constellation, which would cause the end of the world. Zorya is depicted as a Triple goddess known as Zorya Utrennyaya (goddess of …

Zuma

Zuma is the name of a popular beach in Malibu, California. The name seems to come from a Chumashan word meaning "abundance" (which was originally spelled Sumo), likely in reference to the abundance of nature. The Chumash are a Native American people who originally lived along the California coast before the arrival of the first …

Zita

Zita is the name of a 13th century Italian saint, the patron saint of maids and servants. The name comes from Tuscan Italian meaning "little girl" or "young girl", and also seems to be a Southern Italian dialect word meaning "bride"; its male form is zito. Zita is also a Hungarian female name, a diminutive …

Zaire

Zaire is the former name of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The name comes from the Congo river, derived from the Kongo word nzere o nzadi meaning "river swallowing rivers"; Zaire is the Portuguese adaption of the name. Spelled Zaïre, it's a French female name, created by French writer and philosopher Voltaire for his play, also called Zaïre (1732), who …

Zayna

Zayna is an Arabic female name, the feminine form of Zayn meaning "beauty, handsome, grace, adornment”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Zaina (Arabic) Zaynah (Arabic)   Male forms: Zayn (Arabic) Zain (Arabic) Zane (Arabic, English)   Zayna- زينة (Arabic)  

Zoya

Zoya is the Russian, Ukrainian, and Bulgarian form of Zoe, a Greek female name meaning “life”, derived from PIE root word *gʷeyh₃- (to live). Zoya also seems to have had some use in Hindi and Arabic, either an Arabic form of Zoe or perhaps related to Zahra meaning "to shine, glow; radiant, brilliant" or "flower, blossom" Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Arabic Variants: Zoja (Latvian, …

Zevadiah

Zevadiah is a variant spelling of Zevadyah, a Hebrew male name which seems to be a variant of Zebediah meaning "Yahweh has bestowed" or "gift of Yahweh". Nicknames: Zev Origin: Hebrew Variants: Zevadyah (Biblical Hebrew) Zebadiah (Hebrew) Zebedee (Biblical Greek) Zébédée (French) Zebedaios (Biblical Greek)    

Zal

Zal is the name of a legendary king in Persian mythology, the name of a great warrior and the father of another great warrior, Rostam. When he was born, his hair was white as snow and his father took that as a bad omen, leaving him to die at the top of a mountain. However, …