Zora Meaning and Origin

Zora is a girl’s name of Serbian origin, meaning dawn.” In Slavic languages, Zora means “dawn” or “sunrise.” It is derived from the Slavic word “zorja,” which is associated with the beginning of a new day. In Slavic folklore, Zora is often depicted as a beautiful goddess or fairy connected with the rising sun and the renewal of life. Zora is also a name of Arabic origin, primarily used for girls. In Arabic, Zora means “flower” or “blossom.” It is derived from the word “zahra,” which signifies beauty and elegance. In some African languages, Zora is a feminine name with various meanings. In Swahili, it means “dawn” or “daybreak.” In Zulu, it means “to heal” or “to treat.” In Hausa, Zora is associated with the word “zurri,” meaning “beautiful” or “gorgeous.” Zora is also associated with the renowned American author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. She was a prominent figure of the Harlem Renaissance, known for her influential works such as “Their Eyes Were Watching God” and her contributions to African American literature and cultural studies.

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