The meaning of the name Zappa is Occupational Surname. The origin of the name Zappa is Italian. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Italian surname literally translating to "hoe, mattock" from Italian zappa, probably denoting someone who worked agriculturally, a farmer. Influential rock musicians Frank and son Ahmet ("Dweezil") Zappa.