Zora

First Name
8k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
361
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zora

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  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Zora is of Slavic origin and means "Dawn".
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Notable Persons Named Zora

Zora Neale Hurston was a folklorist, anthropologist, novelist, short story writer, and folkloristics. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1925 to 1950. Zora was born on January 7th, 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama, U.S. She breathed her last breath on January 28th, 1960.

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Zora Arkus-Duntov was an engineer. Zora was given the name Zachary Arkus on December 25th, 1909. He died on April 21st, 1996.

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Zora Folley was a boxer. Zora was born on May 27th, 1931 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He breathed his last breath on July 7th, 1972.

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Zora Kerova is an actress, dancer, singer, and model. She has been prominent since 1978. Zora was given the name Zora Ulla Keslerová on August 11th, 1950 in Prague. Zora is also known as Keslerová and Zora Ulla.

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Zora Young is a blues musician and singing. She plays Human voice. She has been prominent since 1960. Zora was born Zora Young on January 21st, 1948 in West Point, Mississippi.

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Zora G. Clevenger was a college coach. Zora was born on December 12th, 1881 in Muncie, Indiana. He passed away on November 24th, 1970.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Zora

His career lasted from 1814 to 1817. Ignatius is also known as Simon Zora.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 28 28 0
1881 21 21 0
1882 32 32 0
1883 35 35 0
1884 58 58 0
1885 48 48 0
1886 52 52 0
1887 46 46 0
1888 42 42 0
1889 53 53 0
1890 60 60 0
1891 52 52 0
1892 66 66 0
1893 72 67 5
1894 66 66 0
1895 55 55 0
1896 72 72 0
1897 67 67 0
1898 65 65 0
1899 56 56 0
1900 99 99 0
1901 58 58 0
1902 58 58 0
1903 83 83 0
1904 54 54 0
1905 55 55 0
1906 64 64 0
1907 92 92 0
1908 59 59 0
1909 57 57 0
1910 57 57 0
1911 82 82 0
1912 99 99 0
1913 90 90 0
1914 120 120 0
1915 174 169 5
1916 152 152 0
1917 135 135 0
1918 134 134 0
1919 123 117 6
1920 135 135 0
1921 136 136 0
1922 128 128 0
1923 130 130 0
1924 122 122 0
1925 114 114 0
1926 93 93 0
1927 92 92 0
1928 81 81 0
1929 72 72 0
1930 93 93 0
1931 73 73 0
1932 70 70 0
1933 57 57 0
1934 72 72 0
1935 62 62 0
1936 59 59 0
1937 49 49 0
1938 61 61 0
1939 55 55 0
1940 49 49 0
1941 52 52 0
1942 39 39 0
1943 45 45 0
1944 51 51 0
1945 41 41 0
1946 38 38 0
1947 36 36 0
1948 49 49 0
1949 34 34 0
1950 32 32 0
1951 35 35 0
1952 35 35 0
1953 47 47 0
1954 24 24 0
1955 34 34 0
1956 24 24 0
1957 30 30 0
1958 19 19 0
1959 11 11 0
1960 19 19 0
1961 20 20 0
1962 14 14 0
1963 19 14 5
1964 7 7 0
1965 15 15 0
1966 7 7 0
1967 15 15 0
1968 11 11 0
1969 10 10 0
1971 14 14 0
1972 12 12 0
1973 9 9 0
1974 14 14 0
1975 11 11 0
1976 7 7 0
1977 9 9 0
1978 8 8 0
1979 9 9 0
1980 13 13 0
1981 7 7 0
1982 10 10 0
1985 7 7 0
1986 9 9 0
1987 7 7 0
1989 10 10 0
1990 8 8 0
1991 12 12 0
1992 14 14 0
1993 15 15 0
1994 15 15 0
1995 24 24 0
1996 16 16 0
1997 25 25 0
1998 20 20 0
1999 26 26 0
2000 32 32 0
2001 65 65 0
2002 62 62 0
2003 117 117 0
2004 102 102 0
2005 98 98 0
2006 98 98 0
2007 104 104 0
2008 112 112 0
2009 87 87 0
2010 88 88 0
2011 94 94 0
2012 109 109 0
2013 98 98 0
2014 139 139 0
2015 139 139 0
2016 164 164 0
2017 203 203 0

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Popularity of Zora as a first name

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Popularity of Zora as a last name

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Common last names for Zora

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  • White
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zora U.S.
  White 88.37% 64.26%
  African American 1.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zora

People with the last name Zora are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Zora

  • What name lists does Zora rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Zora? Zora is the 2,915th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zora was the 56,588th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zora have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,749 babies born with the first name Zora in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zora to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zora? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 28 new born babies.
  • When was Zora first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zora is Wednesday, August 3rd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Zora born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zora was in 2017 with a total of 203 babies.
  • Random Zora Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zora is not a popular baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Zora: Your name in reverse order is Aroz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arzo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zora? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 361 people with the last name Zora.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zora? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zora as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k 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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