There are multiple origins and translations for the hugely popular name Zara:
1. Persian name and name-giving, derived from (زر) [Zar] and translates as - "gold, golden; splendor".
2. Arabic name (زَارِع) means - "planter, sower, raiser, peasant" or form of the Arabic name Zahra - "bright, brilliant, radiant, shining, luminous, shiny" or from (زر) - "button" of from (زرع) - "implant, plant, sow, grow".
3. Derivative form of the Hebrew name Sarah semantics - "lady".
4. Comes from the Hindi word (ज़रा) [zaraa] - "little; just; trivial".