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What does Sarah mean?

Sarah Pronunciation of Sarah [sarah] as a girls' name is pronounced SARE-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Sarah is "princess". 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.

Associated with: princess, biblical, beautiful, 16th century.


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.

Affiliated girl names: Dara, Sariah and Suri.

2 more relations via Sahara: Saharah and Sahra.

Creative forms:
(female) Searah, Sirah, ..

(male) Saer, Sasar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sarah Rosie (S.R.), ..

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)

Sarah reached its apex position of #3 in the U.S. in 1993, and is at #58 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Sarah (#58 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000 are Sadie (#52 a year ago), Sara (#162), Zara (#402), Sarai (#440), Zahra (#690), Zaria (#872), Sariah (#883), Sally (#1139), Sarina (#1342), Suri (#1506), Sahara (#1739), Zarah (#1779), Sorcha, Saira, Sadye, Shari, Sydelle, Sera, Sarena, Sallie, Sari, Dara, Sarrah, Sarita and Shara. These relations of Sarah reached the height of their popularity 4 decades ago (usage of 2.93%) and are now much less common (usage 1%, 66%). Sarah is the continual favorite, though Sadie is currently ranked higher, while versions like Dara have become less contemporary.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sarah, Dara, Sadie, Sadye, Sahara in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Saira, Sallie, Sally, Sara, Sarai in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sarena, Sari, Sariah, Sarina, Sarita in U.S.

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

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.

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