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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zama

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from South Africa says the name Zama means "Try" and is of African origin.
  • A user from India says the name Zama is of Arabic origin and means "Water stop".
  • A submission from South Africa says the name Zama means "Try" and is of Xhosa-African origin.
  • A user from Kenya says the name Zama is of Jamaican origin and means "Flower".
  • A user from South Africa says the name Zama is of Unknown origin and means "Gift".
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  1. The battle in 202 BC in which Scipio decisively defeated Hannibal at the end of the second Punic War

From Ancient Greek Ζάμα (Záma).

  1. Zama (a Numidian town in modern Tunisia, and the site of a famous battle)

Notable Persons Named Zama

Zama Habib is a television director, screenwriter, television producer, director, and producer. He has been prominent since 1994. Zama was born on January 3rd, 1971 in Madhubani, India.


Zama Dlamini is a soccer player for the Mamelodi Sundowns F.C., Mpumalanga Black Aces F.C., and Thanda Royal Zulu F.C. Zama was born on December 12th, 1991 in Secunda, Mpumalanga.


Zama Rambuwane is a sports team member for the SuperSport United F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zama

Farahad Zama is an author. Farahad was born in Visakhapatnam.


Francis was born on July 3rd, 1956.


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Popularity of Zama as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zama U.S.
  White 22.06% 64.26%
  African American 47.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 25.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zama

People with the last name Zama are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Zama

  • How Popular is the name Zama? As a last name Zama was the 126,018th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Zama first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Zama is Monday, September 18th, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Zama? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Zama. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Zama: Your name in reverse order is Amaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aazm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zama? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 136 people with the last name Zama.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zama? Zama is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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