Top 100 baby names number 61

I thought it would be fun to look at the top 100 boys and girls names from last year.  I am doing a series on these with their meanings. Enjoy!

Today we have numbers 61 -  Zara and Ronnie.  

Zara (English) 

 Beautiful blooms.

Beautiful blooms.

It seems this originates from the Arabic zahrah which means 'blooming flower'. It comes to English via the name 'Zaïre' which Voltaire gave to the heroine of his 1732 tragedy of the same name. 

 

Ronnie (English)

 The Lewis chess pieces look like ruler and his council talking things through.

The Lewis chess pieces look like ruler and his council talking things through.

This is a diminutive of Ronald, which is a Scottish form of an Old Norse name Rognvaldr composed of the elements regin meaning 'advice, counsel' and valdr meaning 'power, ruler'.