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Meaning and name origin

Sahara \sa-hara, saha-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced sah-HAH-rah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Sahara is "desert". Place name: an inhospitable desert in North Africa.


Sahara has 4 variant forms: Saharah, Saharra, Sahra and Zahara.

For more information, see also the related girl name Sarah.


Sahara is not a popular first name for females but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#49647 out of 88799, Top 56%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sahara for girls. Sahara reached its highest rank of #86 in Canada in 2002. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sahara name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sahara outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sahara and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Sarah (#50) and Sahara. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sarah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sahara, Sarah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sahara is also pronounced similarly to Zahira and Zohara. Other suggested similar baby names are Nahara, Sagara, Saira, Samara, Sara, Saraia, Sarra, Seara, Shara, Sharae, Sharay, Shari, Shary, Shera, Shira, Shura, Shyra and Siara. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sahara.