[ 2 syll. zo-ra, zor-a ] The baby girl name Zora is pronounced ZaoR-aa- †.
1: Zora has its origins in the Slavonic language. It is used largely in Czech, English, and Slavic. The meaning of Zora is 'dawn'. Zora is the feminine equivalent of the Slavic Zoran. Zora has 19 forms. Forms of the name include Sora, Zorana (used in Slavic too), Zorane, Zore, Zorea, Zoreah, Zoreana, Zoree, Zorey, Zori, Zorie, Zorina, Zorine, Zorna, Zorra, Zorrah, Zory, and Zorya.
2: Zora is of African-Hausa origin and it is used mainly in the Hausa language. The meaning here is 'a bargain'.
A derivative of the name is the Hausa Zorra.
In addition, Zora is a Slavic form of Aurora.
Zora is also a Hebrew spelling variant of the English and Hebrew Zorah.
Zora is rare as a baby name for girls. In 1900, 0.031% of baby girls were given the name Zora. Its ranking then was #338. The baby name has since suffered a marked decline in frequency, and is currently of only irregular use. Out of the group of girl names directly linked to Zora, Aurora was the most commonly used in 2012.
Baby names that sound like Zora include Zagir, Zagira, Zagirah, Zahar, Zaher, Zahir, Zahra, Zahraa, Zahrah, Zahria, Zahyr, Zaire, Zakir, Zara, Zarah, Zarai, Zaray, Zaree, Zareya, and Zari.
† English pronunciation for Zora: Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
A famous person named Zora is Zora Neale Hurston, Author, born 7 January 1891 - 28 January 1960, Notaslga, Alabama.