Baby names with ZEN: Zenaida, Azeneth, Hazen

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Looking for baby names that contain the word ZEN?

If so, here’s a long list of enlightened options to choose from!

Top baby names with ZEN

First, a quick rundown of the most popular names with the letter sequence “z-e-n,” according to the current U.S. baby name data.

Top girl names with “z-e-n”Top boy names with “z-e-n”
Zendaya
Azeneth
Zena
Zen
Zenaida
Zenovia
Zenobia
Zeniyah
Zenith
Chozen
Kaizen
Zen
Aizen
Chozen
Kyzen
Hazen
Kaiyzen
Zenith
Mazen
Zeno

Now here are the same names again, this time with links to popularity graphs and, in some cases, explanations/definitions. (Many of these are modern names without a distinct origin, so I can’t add as much extra information as I did in similar posts, e.g., VAN, ICE, CAR.)

  • Aizen
  • Azeneth is likely based on Asenath, a feminine Biblical name derived from an ancient Egyptian name meaning “belonging to (the goddess) Neith.”
  • Chozen is based on the vocabulary word chosen.
  • Hazen comes from the Dutch surname Hazen, which was based on the Middle Dutch word hase, meaning “hare.”
  • Kaizen, Kaiyzen
  • Kyzen
  • Mazen
  • Zen comes from the vocabulary word zen, which (in English) often refers to enlightenment. The word is ultimately based upon the Sanskrit word dhyana, meaning “meditation.”
  • Zena
  • Zenaida is derived from the ancient Greek name Zenais, which is based on the name of the god Zeus.
  • Zendaya
  • Zenith comes from the vocabulary word zenith, meaning “highest point” or “peak.”
  • Zeniyah
  • Zeno is derived from the ancient Greek name Zenon, which is also based on Zeus.
  • Zenobia and Zenovia are forms of an ancient Greek name meaning “life of Zeus.”

More names with ZEN

So, what other names have ZEN in them? Here are some less-common choices. (Nearly all of these come directly from the SSA’s baby name data.)

  • Azen, Ayzen
  • Alzena
  • Alzenia
  • Amazen
  • Asuzena, Azuzena
  • Autzen
    • Used mostly in the state of Oregon. The University of Oregon’s football team plays in Autzen Stadium, which was named after Danish-American lumberman/philanthropist Thomas J. Autzen.
  • Azena
  • Azende
  • Azenet
  • Blazen
  • Blazena
  • Bozena
  • Brazen, Brayzen
  • Caizen
  • Chayzen
  • Drazen
  • Drazenka
  • Dzenan
  • Dzeneta
  • Dzenita
  • Eizen
  • Eizens
  • Elzena
  • Haizen, Hayzen
  • Izen
  • Izena
  • Jakzenny
  • Jantzen
  • Janzen
  • Jaxzen
  • Jazen, Jayzen, Jaizen
  • Jentezen
  • Jentzen
  • Jenzen
  • Jezenia
  • Kazen, Kayzen
  • Kreszentia
  • Kreszenz
  • Khyzen, Khaizen
  • Lozen
  • Luzena
  • Marzena
  • Maizen
  • Nazenin
  • Ozena
  • Roczen
  • Rozen
  • Rozena, Rosezena
  • Rozenia
  • Ruzena
  • Ryzen
  • Suzen
  • Tamzen
  • Tayzen
  • Tyzen
  • Vinzent
  • Vinzenz
  • Yazen
  • Yezen
  • Yezenia
  • Zenab
  • Zenae
  • Zenah
  • Zenai
  • Zenaide
  • Zenaido
  • Zenais
  • Zenani
  • Zenas
  • Zenaura
  • Zenaya, Zenayah, Zenaiya
  • Zenayda
  • Zenda
  • Zendayah, Zendaiya
  • Zende
  • Zendell
  • Zenden
  • Zender
  • Zendeya
  • Zendiya
  • Zendra
  • Zendre
  • Zendy
  • Zene
  • Zeneida
  • Zenen
  • Zeneth
  • Zenetta
  • Zeni, Zeny, Zennie, Zenni
  • Zenia, Zeniah, Zennia
  • Zenida
  • Zenita
  • Zeniya, Zenniyah
  • Zenja
  • Zenley
  • Zenna
  • Zenoba
  • Zenobios
  • Zenola
  • Zenolia
  • Zenon, Zennon
  • Zenona
  • Zenora, Zenorah
  • Zenos
  • Zennith
  • Zentavious
  • Zenus
  • Zenya
  • Zenzele
  • Zenzile

Several of the above are non-traditional spellings of more common names, such as Susan and Yesenia.

Which ZEN name do you like most? Let me know in the comments!

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Image: Adapted from Sand Garden at Tofukuji Temple by Takashi Tomooka under CC BY-SA 2.0.

3 thoughts on “Baby names with ZEN: Zenaida, Azeneth, Hazen

  1. Zendaya has stated that her name means “to give thanks,” derived from the Shona name Tendai.

  2. Thanks, Rachel and Renchickadee!

    Here’s a short clip of Zendaya explaining that her name is “actually kind of half made-up and half real.” She notes that Tendai morphed into Zendaya thanks largely to her father, who “had a thing for Zs, and Zen.”

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