We're in the process of updating the documentation for Zotero 5.0. Some documentation may be outdated in the meantime. Thanks for your understanding.
What does “Zotero” mean?
The name “Zotero” is loosely based on the Albanian (yes, Albanian) word zotëroj, meaning “to acquire, to master,” as in learning. If you are interested in more info see linguist Mark Dingemanse's post on The Etymology of Zotero.