Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes, Z names


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… Continue reading Zenobia

Hebrew, Light, Male, Virtues/Attributes, Z names


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)  

Arabic, Female, Nature, Physical Attributes, Virtues/Attributes, Z names


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… Continue reading Zaynab

Akkadian, Akkadian mythology, Assyrian mythology, Male, Mesopotamian mythology, Mythology, Near East mythology, Sumerian mythology, Virtues/Attributes, Z names


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… Continue reading Zaqar

Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Sky/Heavens, Virtues/Attributes, Z names


Zenaïs (pronounced something like zen-uh-ees) is an Ancient Greek variant of Zenaida meaning "of Zeus" or "belonging to Zeus", Zeus being the head of the Greek pantheon; his name derives from PIE *dyḗws (sky, heaven; god) via root word *dyew- (to be bright; sky, heaven). Origin: Proto-Indo-European   Variants: Zenais (Ancient Greek) Zenaida (Ancient Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, English) Zénaïde (French)… Continue reading Zenaïs

Arabic, Male, Nature, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Z names


Zahir is an Arabic male name meaning "helper, supporter" from Arabic ظَاهَرَ ẓāhara (to help, to assist, to support) which derives from Arabic root ظ ه ر (ẓ-h-r) (relating to visibility, making clear of understandable; relating to support). However, spelled ظهر (Zaahir) refers to something that is "outward, visible, manifest, to be clear" which derives from the same root word as above;… Continue reading Zahir

Ancient Greek, Elements, Female, Greek mythology, Male, Mythology, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Wind/Air, Z names


Zephyr is the anglicized form of Zephyros, the name of the Greek god of the west wind in Greek myth meaning "the west wind". The etymology behind it is unknown though it could be related from Ancient Greek zophos (darkness, gloom, west). It's also possible the name may be derived from a pre-Greek origin. Traditionally a male… Continue reading Zephyr