Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Zaria

Zaria is most commonly believed to be a mutation of the Arabic female given name “Zahrah” (زهرة ) which means “blooming flower”. Zaria is also the name of a major city in Northern Nigeria, Africa. Alternately, Zaria is associated with Slavic mythology as the beautiful goddess of the dawn. In fact, Zaria or Zarya (Russian: заря) is the Russian word for "sunrise, dawn”. She was known as the morning star and heavenly bride to her worshippers who greeted her at dawn. Lastly Zahra is the Swahili word for “flower”. The names Zaria and Zariah are most common in the United States, and particularly among African-Americans.

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Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME ZARIA

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME ZARIA

Zaria made her debut on the American female charts in 1996, rose to low-moderate levels of usage, and then retreated back down to her original levels of rarity. Zariah with an “h” is now more popular than the minimalistic Zaria. Both versions of this name are unique just by virtue of the fact that they start with the uncommon letter Z. The name has a pretty three-syllable sound and a pleasant etymology whether you ascribe the origin to a blooming flower or a beautiful sunrise. Zaria has a hopeful, energetic and upbeat quality.

Quick Facts

ON ZARIA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

African-American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

813

PRONUNCIATION:

ZAHR-ee-ə

SIMPLE MEANING:

Flower or Sunrise

Characteristics

OF ZARIA

Independent

Individualistic

Ambitious

Strong-willed

Inventive

Successful

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NAMED ZARIA

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NAMED ZARIA

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME ZARIA

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