Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Zariyah

Zariyah 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”. The Slavic goddess was known as the morning star and heavenly bride to her worshippers who greeted her at dawn. The names Zaria, Zariah and Zariyah are most common in the United States, and particularly among African-Americans.

All About the Baby Name – Zariyah

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME ZARIYAH

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME ZARIYAH

Zariyah just debuted on the American Top 1000 list of baby girl names in 2010. Not only does she follow in the footsteps of Zaria and Zariah, but the name was also inspired by a slew of other baby girl names ending with the “-iyah” suffix. Just consider some of the many other examples of this trend (most common within the African-American community): Aaliyah, Aniyah, Maliyah, Amiyah, Janiyah, Kaliyah, and the list goes on.

Quick Facts

ON ZARIYAH

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

African-American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

775

PRONUNCIATION:

ZAHR-ee-ə

SIMPLE MEANING:

Blooming flower

Characteristics

OF ZARIYAH

Mystical

Wise

Eccentric

Intuitive

Imaginative

Philosophical

Solitary

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