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What does Sara mean?

Sara /sara/ as a name for girls. Sara's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Sara means "princess". Sara is a version of Sarah (Hebrew). Biblical: originally called Sarai. See also Mersera and Sarina.

Associated with: princess


Sara has 18 variants: Saira, Sairah, Sarai, Saraia, Sarha, Sarhah, Sari, Saria, Sarie, Sarra, Sarrah, Sarrey, Sera, Serah, Zahra, Zara, Zarah and Zaria.

Sara has 28 more relations via Sarah: Sadee, Sadie, Sadye, Sal, Salli, Sally, Saralee, Saralyn, Saramae, Saran, Sareen, Sarely, Sarena, Sarika, Sarina, Sarine, Sarissa, Sarita, Sarka, Sarolta, Sarotta, Sasa, Serach, Serita, Shara, Shari, Sorcha and Zarita.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Sata, Zura, ..

(male) Saer, Sarat, ..

How popular is Sara?

Sara is a very prominent first name for women (#84 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#23391 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Sara for girls. Sara reached its highest rank of #30 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #167 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Sadie (#46 last year), Sarah (#50), Zara (#422), Sarai (#447), Zaria (#860), Zahra (#916), Sally (#1167), Sarina (#1469), Sorcha, Sarena, Saira, Sadye, Shari, Shara, Sarita, Sarrah, Sera and Sari are the prominent varying forms of Sara (#167 last year). Adoption of these forms of Sara was at its highest in the 1980s (average #1381) and is now significantly less (#1344, 65%), with versions like Sally falling out of fashion. Sadie, Zara, Zahra and Sarai are four of the more trendy birth names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sara, Sadie, Sadye, Saira, Sally in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sarah, Sarai, Sarena, Sari, Sarina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sarita, Sarrah, Sera, Shara, Shari in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zahra, Zara, Zaria in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sara, Sadie, Sally, Sarah, Sorcha outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zahra, Zara outside U.S.

Similar Names


Sara is pronounced similarly to Cearia, Cearra, Ceira, Cera, Cerea, Ciara, Cieara, Cira, Cyra, Cyrah, Sahra, Seara, Seeria, Siara, Siera, Sierra, Siria, Soraya, Suri, Syria, Zaira, Zariah, Zarria, Zary and Zarya. Other suggested similar names are Abra, Bara, Cara, Dara, Eira, Fara, Iara, Kara, Lara, Lawra, Mara, Mavra, Meara, Nira, Ozara, Saba, Sabra, Sada, Safia, Safira, Sage, Sahara, Sam, Samara, Sami, Samia, Sana, Sandra, Sanna, Sasha, Seana, Sela, Shana, Sharae, Sharay, Shary, Shera, Shira, Shura, Shyra, Siana, Soma, Starr, Syma, Tamra, Tara, Taura, Teara, Tyra and Yara. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sara.