Zoran

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Slavonic
Meaning: “dawn.”
Зоран

The name is a masculinized form of the Slavonic female name Zora, which is from the Old Slavonic, meaning, “dawn” and which also was the name of an ancient Slavic goddess, (see Zora for more details).

The name is mainly used in Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia and as of 2006, he was the 2nd most popular male name in the Republic of Macedonia.

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Zarja

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Slovenian
Meaning: “dawn.”
(ZAR-yah)

The name is derived from an old Slavonic name Zarya, which was the name of an ancient Slavonic goddess of the dawn.

Zarja is also the word for dawn in Slovenian.

(Upper left, dawn in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia).