Names of The Week – Asa & Zora

asazzThis weeks names are: Asa & Zora
Two short but strong little names!

Asa – Asa is a Hebrew name that means “healer”, wouldn’t that be perfect for a doctor in a novel? A small little palindrome name, Asa is currently #554 in popularity in the U.S.  Asa was most popular here in 1881 when it reached #178.  Used for both boys and girls, Asa is definitely more popular men.  Actor Asa Butterfield (pictured below) was born Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield – sounds like his parents were name lover’s to me!

Actor Asa Butterfield & Author Zora Neale Hustron

Actor Asa Butterfield & Author Zora Neale Hurston

Zora – Zora comes from a Slavic word, meaning “dawn”. Z makes for an interesting initial and adds a cool flare to most names.  Zora spelled Zorah is a Biblical place name.  The most notable barrier of this name is author Zora Neale Hurston.  Only 96 babies were given the name Zora in the U.S. last year.  Zora has a familiar sound, without being popular.

Learn more about these names and hear middle name ideas for both:

I hope you had a great 2014!
~Meagan

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