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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Zeke

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

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, … Continue reading Zackary

Zenon

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)

Zebulon

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 … Continue reading Zebulon

Zafir

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