Zara Family History
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Zara Name Meaning
Italian: habitational name from the Italian name for the city of Zadar on the Dalmatian coast in former Yugoslavia. Italian: in Sicily, possibly from a variant of zagara, zagra, zaara ‘orange flower’, or, in Venezia, possibly a variant of Zadra. Spanish: probably a metronymic from the female personal name Sara, Zara (see Sara). Basque: topographic name from Basque zara ‘wood’, ‘thicket’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press