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Bulgarian

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Zahari is a gender-neutral name of Bulgarian, Latin, and Hebrew origin. The name is a variant of the name Zachary. The meaning of Zahari is 'God has remembered'.

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American

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Zaiden is a name of American origin and the meaning of Zaiden is ’increasing, surplus’. The name became popular towards the end of the 1990s. It is possibly a modern version of the Hebrew name ‘Zaide’. Zayden, Zaid, Zayn are the variant names of Zaiden. Well-known personalities with this name include Zaide Smith, an English author, and short-story essayist.

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African

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Zaire is a name of African origins, given both to males and females. The Democratic Republic of Congo was once officially called Zaire, and the Congo River was also formerly known as the Zaire River. The meaning of Zaire originates from ’nzadi on zere’, a Kongo phrase meaning ‘the river that swallows other rivers’, an obvious reference to the Zaire river. Zaire also has Portuguese ancestry and its other meanings include 'supporter', and 'someone from Zaire'. It is also the name of a province in Angola. A 1732 play by the French writer Voltaire is also named 'Zaire'. Some prominent people who share the name include Zaire Bartley, a Jamaican soccer player, and Zaire Anderson, an American ex-football player.

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Polish

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The name Zajac is of Polish origin and the meaning of Zajac is a ‘hare’ or a ‘rabbit’. This name was traditionally given to the men that hunted hares and rabbits for food. They were important, as they were both providers and protectors; men who looked after their family. As a result, the name Zajac was associated with pride and strength. Now, Zajac is one of the most common surnames in Poland. There are many famous people with the name Zajack, including a lot of sportsmen. Travis Zajac is a Canadian ice hockey player, who plays for the New Jersey Devil in the National Hockey league (NHL). Marcin Zajac is a Polish footballer, who played for the Polish national team. Another famous person with the name Zajac is the American artist Jack Zajac, who is known for his sculptures and his surrealist paintings.

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Polish

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Zale is a name of Ancient Greek origin and the meaning of Zale is 'sea legs' or ‘sea strength’. In Greek, it is also pronounced as ‘Zeyl’. It refers to a sailor or a person with a natural affinity for sailing, somebody who is as bold as the seas are during its tides. It is a name that is seen as strong, as it refers to a person that has the courage to face dangerous situations and can act immediately without second doubts. The name was traditionally given to somebody who had been fearless in the face of a possibly harmful or an unpleasant situation.

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American

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Zane is a name of American origin and the meaning of Zane is ‘God is gracious’. It is loosely based on the Hebrew name ‘John’, or Italian ‘Gianni’, or a substitute spelling of the German and Jewish name ‘Zahn’. Zayn and Zaid are a few of the variant names for Zane. Well-known personalities with this name include Zane Grey, an American author, and Zane Banks, an Australian guitarist.

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Italian

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This name is of Italian origin. The meaning of Zappa translates to ‘hoe’, ‘mattock’, referring to either farmers or people who were involved in agricultural work. Zappa was originally an occupational surname. Frank Vincent Zappa was a popular American musician.

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Russian

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The meaning of Zasha is ‘defender of the people’. This name is a Russian variant form of the given name ’Sasha’, which is a variation of the Greek word Ἀλέξανδρος (Alexandros), which also means ‘defending men’. This word comes from two different Greek word elements, where, ‘alexo’ means ‘to defend' or 'to help’, while ‘aner’ means ‘man’. The name was given to those who were believed to be trustworthy and would stand up for others. There are a few other variations to this name, such as Sasha and Alexandros.

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American

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The meaning of Zavory is a type of red pepper. It is derived from the word 'savory' meaning 'having a spicy or salty taste'. It is also widely used as a surname.

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American

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Zayden is a gender-neutral name of American origin. It is mostly found in the United States, other English speaking countries, and Arabic communities living all over the world. The meaning of Zayden is 'increasing' or 'surplus' in American English.

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Arabic

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According to this name's Arabic roots, the meaning of Zayn is 'beautiful person'. A well-known person to have this name is Zayn Malik. He is singer and songwriter, best known as a member of One Direction. He left the band to pursue a solo career releasing the songs 'Pillowtalk', 'Dusk Til Dawn' and 'I Don't Want To Live Forever'.

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American

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The meaning of Zayne is 'God is kind' and is of Hebrew origin. It is a variant of the name Zayn meaning 'beautiful', 'precious' in Arabic. It is also said to be etymologically related to the name Zane, which means 'Almighty's grace' in Hebrew and 'victory' in African as they are homophonic and have similar definitions. Zayne is another spelling for the name Zane. Zayn became a popular name thanks to the famous English singer and songwriter, Zayn Malik. There is also a character named Zayne Carrick in the 'Star Wars' franchise. Zane is the maiden name of the popular American author Pearl Zane Grey who was influenced by the American frontier and is well known for his work like 'Riders Of The Purple Sage'.

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English

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The meaning of Zeal is ‘passionate’ or ‘ardor’. It is a gender-neutral name that is of English origins. It is derived from the French word 'zel,' meaning 'zeal.' Historically, the name Zeal was given to people who came from New Zealand. It is also a term to describe a passionate person determined to achieve something. ‘Zeal' is also part of the Hindi language, referring to someone who is very enthusiastic about something. One of the most famous figures in history with the name was Sir William Zeal. He was an Australian engineer and politician who was born in the 18th century. He also served as Senator for the state of Victoria.

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English

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The meaning of Zealand is ‘sea land’. It is a gender-neutral name that is of Dutch origin. It comes from the Danish word 'sjælland'. A similar word spelt ‘seeland’ can also be found in the German language, where ‘see’ means lake and ‘land’ means ‘country’. The name is most well known because of New Zealand, an island nation in the oceanic continent. In 1642, New Zealand was discovered by the explorers Abel Tasman and his crew after they had steered in the wrong direction on a cruise. They became the first Europeans to discover this island. Eventually, the island was called 'Nieuw Zealand' by Dutch authorities; Zeeland was the Dutch province that New Zeland was named after. However, for years after that, the land remained unvisited until Captain Cook, an English navigator, rediscovered it on a voyage. Cook then renamed the island 'New Zealand', an angelized version of the first name.

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Hebrew

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Greek

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African

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Zene is a gender-neutral name that has African origins. The meaning of Zene is ‘beautiful’. Zene can also be considered a Nigerian form of the Arabic Zaynab, which means ‘an aromatic flower’. Zene also translates to ‘music’ in the Hungarian language. Zene, in Greek, is also a version of Xenia, which means ‘courteous’, and ‘welcoming’. A notable personality that bears the name is Zene Baker, an American film editor.

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