Zora name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Zora mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Zora

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. 4 submissions from the United States and the United Kingdom agree the name Zora means "Dawn" and is of Slavic origin.
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Notable Persons Named Zora

Notable Persons Named Zora

Zora Neale Hurston

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.

Zora Arkus-Duntov

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

Zora Folley

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.

Zora Kerova

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.

Zora Young

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.

Zora G. Clevenger

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

  • Zora Mintalová - Zubercová

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zora

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zora

Ignatius Simon II Zora

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


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 2,881st 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,369 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 2019 with a total of 349 babies.
  • Random Zora Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zora is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Ohio have the same name in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Zora: The name spelled backwards is Aroz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Zrao. 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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