Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Zariah

Zariah is an elaboration of Zaria, generally 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 ancient worshippers who greeted her at dawn. The names Zaria and Zariah are most common in the United States, and especially popular among African-Americans.

All About the Baby Name – Zariah

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME ZARIAH

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME ZARIAH

Zariah first appeared on the American female naming charts in 2004, following Zaria which debuted earlier in 1996. While Zariah is not exactly overused, it has managed to pass the original Zaria spelling in popularity. Some parents like to add the “-h” to the end of some names to jazz it up a bit. As Zaria and Zariah became more popular in the past decade, the name Zariyah was recently introduced as a new and modified respelling. These Zaria names are mostly popular among African-Americans and are therefore only used moderately. The “Z” gives this name a unique stamp and distinctive sound. It’s pretty but not flashy. And the two potential meanings: 1) blooming flower; or 2) sunrise, morning star – have their own understated beauty.

Quick Facts

ON ZARIAH

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

African-American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

522

PRONUNCIATION:

ZAHR-ee-ə

SIMPLE MEANING:

Blooming flower or Sunrise

Characteristics

OF ZARIAH

Multi-talented

Intuitive

Oneness

Idealistic

Philanthropy

Independent

Perfection

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