The name is derived from a Persian element meaning, “gold” and its usage can be traced to the Scythians. According to Herodotus, it was supposedly borne a Scythian queen who led a rebellion against the Parthians.
The name is extremely popular throughout Central Asia. It is also occasionally used by Russians.
As of 2010, its Bosnian form of Zerina was the 50th most popular female name in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Its modern Persian form is Zarine زرین.
An Armenian form is Zarineh Զարինեհ