Meaning and name origin
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).
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).
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.