In 2013, Zehra was the 5th most popular name for girls born in Turkey.
Zuleikha is the name of Potiphar’s wife in the Quran
131 American baby girls were named Zia in 2013. 53 were named Ziya.
Zara was the name of an Italian ship sunk by the British Navy in 1941
According to author Washington Irving, a woman of forbidding and inaccessible virtue was called a Zahareña after the fortress of Zahara
Ebony Thomas played a character named Yasmin Green for 7 years on ‘Family Affairs’
In 2012, 16 American males and 129 American females were named Zia
Paul Coelho’s novel, The Zahir, was originally written in Portuguese.
Zain has been in the Top 1000 American male names since 2001
39 American baby boys were named Usman in 2013. An equal number were named Neftali.
The name Theobald just never caught on in the USA since a child would undoubtedly end up being called Baldy in school
Lea jumped up over 100 places in 2010 to No. 568 from No. 676 in 2009
Dana as a girls name peaked in the 1990s, after spending 30 years in the Top 100
The Plain White T’s 2007 hit ‘Hey There Delilah’ caused Delilah to debut in the Top 200 baby girl names from 2007 to 2010 (USA)