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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Zari mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Zari

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Florida, United States, the name Zari is of Nigerian origin and means "Golden".
Other origins: English, African, and Arabic

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International Interest
  1. A fine gold or silver thread used in traditional Indian, Pakistani and Persian garments, especially as brocade in saris etc.

zari was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Japanese, Latvian, and Volapük

Notable Persons Named Zari

Zari was born on July 28th, 1923. She breathed her last breath on April 27th, 2008.


Zari Simmons is an athlete for the Devonshire Cougars.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zari

Nicola Zari is an athlete for the FC Bavois.


How popular is the baby name Zari in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1990 10 10 0
1991 12 12 0
1992 12 12 0
1993 23 23 0
1994 23 23 0
1995 25 25 0
1996 17 17 0
1997 29 29 0
1998 27 27 0
1999 21 21 0
2000 24 24 0
2001 27 27 0
2002 26 26 0
2003 23 23 0
2004 18 18 0
2005 13 13 0
2006 23 23 0
2007 33 33 0
2008 38 38 0
2009 41 36 5
2010 34 34 0
2011 44 39 5
2012 52 52 0
2013 46 46 0
2014 36 36 0
2015 42 42 0
2016 49 44 5
2017 50 50 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Zari

Interest is based how many people viewed this name from each country and is scaled based on the total views by each country so that large countries do not always show the most interest. Darker blue on the map indicates that people in the country are more likely to search for this name.

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Zari as a first name

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Popularity of Zari as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zari U.S.
  White 50.44% 64.26%
  African American 3.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 23.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 11.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zari

People with the last name Zari are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, Two or More Ethnicities, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Zari

  • How Popular is the name Zari? Zari is the 11,981st most popular name of all time. As a last name Zari was the 83,226th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zari have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 818 babies born with the first name Zari in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zari to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zari? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1990 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Zari first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zari is Saturday, December 20th, 1902.
  • What year had the most people named Zari born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zari was in 2012 with a total of 52 babies.
  • Random Zari Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zari is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Zari: Your name in reverse order is Iraz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rzai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zari? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 226 people with the last name Zari.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zari? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zari as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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