Thursday, July 1, 2010


Zara, enchanted by your powerful magic.
—John Lord Campbell, The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England Vol. 4 (1851)

Mystique: Zara recalls Zarathustra (also known as Zoroaster), the ancient Persian prophet.

Meanings: The root of Zara is zar, meaning “gold.”

Origins: Zara is of Persian origin.

In Literature:

  • “Across the table, he leaned forward and, in a husky whisper, pronounced the magic word: ‘Zara!’” —Jacqueline Park, The Secret Book of Grazia Dei Rossi (1997)
  • “[I said] a magic word. . . . Her name. Zara [the Queen of Light].”
    —Tony Abbott, The Knights of Silversnow (2002)
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