Zane

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 … Continue reading Zane

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Zuzu

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" … Continue reading Zuzu

Zayda

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

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, … Continue reading Zylphia

Zakia

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)

Zelda

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 … Continue reading Zelda

Zara

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 … Continue reading Zara