What does Sarah mean?
Biblical: originally called Sarai, Sarah was the wife of Abraham. She is described as being exceptionally beautiful even into her older years. The name became popular in the 16th century. Both Sara (popular in Germany) and Sarah are used in blended and compound names. See also Sahara. Actresses Sarah Bernhardt, Sarah Siddons, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah Michelle Gellar; singer Sarah Vaughn; poet Sara Teasdale; Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York; figure skater Sarah Hughes.
Sarah▼ has 66 variants: Sadee, Sadella, Sadelle, Sadellia, Sadie▲, Sadye▼, Saidee, Saira, Sairah, Sal, Sallee, Salley, Salli, Sallie▼, Sally▼, Sara▼, Sarabeth, Sarahann, Sarahity, Sarahlee, Sarahlynn, Sarai▲, Saraia, Sarajane, Sarajean, Saralee, Saralyn, Saralynn, Saramae, Saran, Sareen, Sarely, Sarena, Sarette, Sarha, Sarhah, Sari, Saria, Sarie, Sarika, Sarina, Sarine, Sarissa, Sarita, Sarka, Sarolta, Sarotta, Sarotte, Sarra, Sarrah, Sarrey, Sasa, Sera, Serach, Serah, Serita, Shara, Shari▼, Sorcha, Sydel, Sydelle, Zahra▲, Zara▲, Zarah, Zaria and Zarita.Kreatif forms:
(female) Searah, Sorah, ..
(male) Saer, Sasar, ..
How popular is Sarah?
Sarah is a very popular first name for females (#23 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#41995 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name statistics of Sarah for girls. Sarah reached its apex position of #3 in the U.S. in 1993, and is at #50 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Sarah and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Sarah (#50 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000 are Sadie (#46 a year ago), Sara (#167), Zara (#422), Sarai (#447), Sariah (#769), Zaria (#860), Zahra (#916), Sally (#1167), Suri (#1342), Sarina (#1469), Sahara (#1865), Shari, Sorcha, Sydelle, Sadye, Shara, Sarrah, Saira, Sallie, Sarena, Sari, Sarita, Dara and Sera. These relations of Sarah reached the height of their popularity 3 decades ago (usage of 2.93%) and are now much less common (usage 1.06%, ▼64%). Sarah is the continual favorite, though Sadie is currently ranked higher, while versions like Dara have become less contemporary.
Sarah▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ceara, Cearaa, Cera, Ciara▼, Ciarrah, Cira, Cyra, Cyrah, Seara, Searra, Siara, Siera, Siri, Siria, Soraya, Syria, Zahrah, Zaira, Zariah▲, Zary, Zarya, Zayra, Zora▼, Zorah and Zorrah. Other suggested similar names are Adrah, Barah, Carah, Carlah, Dajah, Danah, Darah, Dayah, Dorah, Farah, Farrah, Hajrah, Halah, Hanah, Janah, Jorah, Karah, Karlah, Karrah, Kyrah, Maiah, Marah, Mayah, Mirah, Morah, Myrah, Norah▲, Oprah, Perah, Ramah, Saba, Sabah, Sabra, Sabrah, Sada, Sadah, Salmah, Samirah, Sannah, Shanah, Sharae, Sharan, Sharay, Sherah, Shirah, Simah, Tajah, Tarah, Tarrah and Terah. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sarah.