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A Quranic Name for Girls

Short meaning of ZahraFlower
See below for detailed meaning
How to pronounce Zahra

Z + sUm + H + RUb

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Zahra in Arabic)زَهْرَة
Quranic Nature
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of ZahraZuhra Zehra Zahre Zehrah Zehreh Zahrah Zahreh Zehre Zehra
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Quranic Root
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Z-H-R
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Meaning of Zahra

Zahra means flower. It is mentioned only once in the Quran, within a popular Arabic idiom which literally means ‘flower of the world’. When Arabs say something is a flower of the world, it means it is one of the things that make life enjoyable and beautiful. For instance; health, wealth, and children can be described as flowers of the world. For this reason Zahra can also be considered to mean ‘splendor’ and ‘bounty’, since that is the meaning for which it is used in the Quran:

And do not extend your eyes toward that by which We have given enjoyment to [some] categories of them, [its being but] the splendor of worldly life by which We test them. And the provision of your Lord is better and more enduring {20:131}

Unlike other names we have mentioned, Zahra cannot be turned into a name for boys by removing the ‘ah’. Removing the ‘ah’ turns it into Zahr, which means ‘flowers’ (it is the plural for Zahra). The word Zahr keeps its feminine meaning since it is the plural of a feminine name (even though the ‘ah’ is removed), and for this reason cannot be used for boys.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Sunday 22nd of March 2015 06:36:53 AM

    My name is zahra and I’m so glad it is!

  2. on Friday 3rd of July 2015 10:31:04 PM

    My name is Zahra as well and I’m proud off it!

  3. on Thursday 24th of September 2015 08:17:23 PM

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  5. on Friday 25th of December 2015 04:37:11 PM

    Zehra

  6. on Monday 6th of June 2016 04:38:40 PM

    Zahra a wonderful name every girl whose name is zahra try live up to that name just like Fatima az Zahra

  7. on Tuesday 21st of June 2016 06:34:40 PM

    My name is Zahra as well. Some sites say it means ‘bright & brilliant’. They say Zahrah means blossom or flower. Can you tell me whats true?

  8. on Thursday 11th of August 2016 09:42:59 PM

    I’ve got a friend with that name & its really beautiful name ^^

  9. on Friday 2nd of September 2016 10:52:43 PM

    I am Zahra and I feel proud about it
    I am Zahra and I feel like I can do anything, anywhere, everywhere
    I am Zahra

  10. on Wednesday 28th of December 2016 03:47:14 AM

    My name is zahra and i am very lucky that my name is zahra

  11. on Friday 30th of December 2016 07:04:11 PM

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  12. on Sunday 19th of March 2017 05:31:10 AM

    This is wrong?
    Zahra means brilliant, bright, shinning but zahrah means flower, splendor like it says above.

  13. on Thursday 20th of April 2017 01:14:55 PM

    I’m a Zahra too and I’m well happy. It has a beautiful meaning and all you other Zahras out there should be really happy xx

  14. on Friday 23rd of June 2017 02:12:33 PM

    I am Zahra.
    I feel proud about it.
    I think i am very lucky.

  15. on Tuesday 25th of July 2017 03:22:56 AM

    My name is Zahra and I am happy that I was blessed with a beautiful name. I am very lucky to have it.

  16. on Sunday 30th of July 2017 02:28:27 AM

    my name is zahra and I’m happy that my parents chose this name for me because who doesn’t want to be called a flower

  17. on Monday 16th of October 2017 04:24:52 PM

    my last name is abu zahra and i am very happy with this. however people often call me abu which is weird meaning father

  18. on Tuesday 27th of February 2018 10:09:59 AM

    I am interested to call my daughter name Fatima Zahra?
    Give Suggestions……………

  19. on Monday 16th of April 2018 10:41:20 PM

    My name is Zarah but i dont know if it is still the same meaning as Zahra and more. Please tell me.

  20. on Wednesday 9th of May 2018 08:18:04 AM

    My name is also Zahra – named after Princess Zahra Aga Khan. Very happy my family chose this name for me.

  21. on Wednesday 4th of July 2018 11:47:00 AM

    I give my newborn Zahra name. But some people around me said that its a heavy name for a newborn, she is too little. Blah Blah can someone tell me is there is reality in these kinda words

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