Baby girl names beginning with Z

Looking for baby name ideas for a girl that start with the last letter of the alphabet? We’ve got some zappy suggestions, along with their origin and meaning

The letter Z

Complete your baby name list for girls using our round-up of names beginning with Z with their origins and meanings to help you decide if your daughter could be a Zahara, Zelda or Zita

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1. Zada

  • Origin: Syrian
  • Meaning: lucky one

2. Zahara

  • Origin: Swahili
  • Meaning: flower

3. Zahra

  • Origin: African American
  • Meaning: flower

4. Zakiya

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: chaste
  • Also: Zakiyah, Zakiyya

5. Zandra

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: defender of men
  • Also: Sandraw

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6. Zara

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: to bloom
  • Also: Zahra, Xara

7. Zaynab

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: beauty, grace
  • Also: Zainab

8. Zeena

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: hospitable woman

9. Zelda

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: grey battle, strong woman
  • Also: Griselda

10. Zelma

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: helmet of god
  • Also:Selma

11. Zenobia

  • Origin: Greek origin
  • Meaning: life of Zeus; the name of a famous Queen of Palmyra, a city in the Arabian desert

12. Zillah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: shadow; a popular name with gypsies

13. Zina

  • Origin: Mixed African
  • Meaning: a child’s secret spiritual name

14. Zita

  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: little girl

15. Zoë

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: life
  • Also: Zoey

16. Zola

  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: lump of earth

17. Zuleika

  • Origin: Persian
  • Meaning: shining beauty

18. Zuri

  • Origin: Swahili
  • Meaning: good, beautiful

About our author Catherine Ball

Catherine Ball is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about parenting and health. She has been a journalist for 20 years, writing for a wide range of regional and national publications. She is also mum to 4 children between the ages 3 and 12, so has drawn up many, many lists of baby names over the past few years.

Illustration: Emma Winchester

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