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

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Origin and Meaning of Zira

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  • A submission from South Africa says the name Zira means "The path; the way" and is of Zimbabwe origin.
  • A user from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Zira is of Unknown origin and means "Arena".
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At least four possible origins have been suggested:

  • Hebrew זִירָה (zirá, “arena, messenger”)
  • Swahili zira (“hatred”)
  • Shona [Term?] (“path”)
  • Persian زیرا (zirâ, “because so”)
  1. (rare) A female given name.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zira

Hari Singh Dhagga Zira is an MLA, Punjab, Member of the Legislative Assembly, and India.


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Popularity of Zira as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Zira

  • How Popular is the name Zira? Zira is the 40,505th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zira have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 77 babies born with the first name Zira in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zira to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zira? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zira first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zira is Tuesday, March 11th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Zira born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zira was in 2017 with a total of 12 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Zira: Your name in reverse order is Ariz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zria. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Zira born Aug 9, 1959

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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