[ 2 syll. za-hra, zah-ra ] The baby girl name Zahra is pronounced as Zaa-Raa- †. Zahra's language of origin is African-Swahili and Arabic. It is predominantly used in African, Arabic, Swahili, and Urdu. From African-Swahili roots, its meaning is 'flower'.
Zahra is an Arabic variant transcription of Zara.
Zahra has 16 variant transcriptions that are used in English and foreign languages. English variant transcriptions of the name include Sahra, Zahara (used in Hebrew too), Zaharra, Zahera, Zaherra, Zahira, Zahirra, Zahrah, Zahre, Zahreh, Zahria, Zahyra, Zara (used in Arabic and Polish too), and Zeehera. Zahraa (Arabic) and Zehra (Arabic) are variant transcriptions of Zahra that are used in foreign languages.
Zahra is a rather popular baby girl name, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name's popularity has been growing since the 2010s; before that, it was of only very light use. Its usage peaked modestly in 2018 with 0.028% of baby girls being named Zahra. It had a ranking of #589 then. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Zahra, Zara was the most widely used. The name was twice as popular as Zahra in that year.
† English pronunciation for Zahra: Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"