The Zs of Estonian names

Male:

Zinovi is adopted from the Russian name Zinoviy, a male form of the Greek name Zenobia (life of Zeus).

Female:

Žanna is adopted from the Russian name Zhanna, which in turn is a form of the French name Jeanne. It means “God is gracious.”

Zinaida is adopted from Russian, and a derivative of Zeus. In 2019, this was the 101st most popular female name in Estonia.

Zlata is adopted from Russian, and means “golden.”

Zoja is adopted from the Russian name Zoya, which means “life.”

4 thoughts on “The Zs of Estonian names

  1. Good collection of names and explanation how they came about.

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