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What does Sahara mean?

Sahara Pronunciation of Sahara as a girls' 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Sa-, -ara, arabic


VARIANTS Saharah, Saharra, Sahra, Zahara




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How popular is Sahara?

Sahara is a rare first name for females but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#94676 out of 150436, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Sahara was first listed in 1992 and reached its top rank of #1032 in the U.S. in the year 2006, and is presently at #1739. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sahara name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Sahara (#1739 A YEAR AGO) ranked in the Top 2000 are Sarah (#58) and Zahara (#1417). Adoption of these relations of Sahara was widespread among parents in the 1980s (MEDIAN #1335) and has become much lower since (#1071, 83%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sahara, Sarah, Zahara in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sahara is alike in pronunciation to Zaheera, Zahira, Zahirah and Zohara. Other recommended sound-alike names are Bahira, Chara, Damara, Hadara, Ishara, Jahzara, Kaara, Kamara, Kanara, Lacara, Mahala, Makara, Nahara, Nehara, Sabra, Sadira, Safira, Sagara, Sahlma, Sairah, Sakura, Salama, Samala, Samara, Samaria, Samira, Sammara, Saphira, Sara, Sarai, Sarha, Sarhah, Sari, Saria, Sarra, Savana, Searra, Semara, Sh'rae, Shaka, Shamara, Shana, Shara, Sharae, Sharaia, Sharan, Sharay, Sharaya, Sharaye, Sharee, Sharla, Shary, Sheera, Sher, Shera, Sheraa, Sherae, Sherai, Sheray, Sheri, Sheria, Shery, Shirah, Shiri, Shyra, Siara, Siera, Sierra, Soraya, Tamara and Zahra. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sahara.