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Meaning and name origin

Sarah \s(a)-rah\ as a girl's name is pronounced SARE-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Sarah is "princess". Biblical: originally called Sarai, Sarah shared an adventurous nomadic life with her husband 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 variant forms: 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.

For more information, see also related girl names Dara, Sariah and Suri.

Sarah is also pronounced similarly to Cyrah, Sahra, Seara, Siara, Zahrah, Zariah and Zorah. Other suggested similar baby names are Barah, Carah, Darah, Farah, Karah, Marah, Sabah, Sabrah, Sadah, Saharah, Sharae, Sharay, Sherah, Shirah and Tarah.


Sarah is a very popular first name for females (#23 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#28382 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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