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 Zori

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  • A user from Georgia, United States says the name Zori is of Unknown origin and means "Zori is a kind of shoe".

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  1. A sandal attached to the foot by a thong over the toes

From Japanese 草履 (zōri).

  1. Japanese sandals made from rice straw or lacquered wood, worn with a kimono for formal occasions.
  2. (regional, especially Southeast US) A sandal, usually of rubber, secured to the foot by two straps mounted between the big toe and its neighbour, a flip-flop

zori was also found in the following language(s): Basque, Romanian, and Torres Strait Creole

Notable Persons Named Zori

Zori was born in 1935.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zori

Abdul was born in 1950 in Zaranj.


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Popularity of Zori as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Zori

  • How Popular is the name Zori? Zori is the 17,694th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zori have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 433 babies born with the first name Zori in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zori 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 Zori? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Zori first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zori is Friday, September 11th, 1908.
  • What year had the most people named Zori born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zori was in 2017 with a total of 63 babies.
  • Random Zori Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zori is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Zori: Your name in reverse order is Iroz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ozir. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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