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 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 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.
Sarah is a very popular first name for females (#23 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#28382 out of 88799, Top 32%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sarah for girls. Sarah reached its highest rank of #3 in the U.S. in 1993. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sarah and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Sadie (#46), Sarah (#50), Sara (#167), Zara (#422), Sarai (#447), Sariah (#769), Zaria (#860), Zahra (#916), Shari, Sorcha, Sadye, Shara, Sarrah, Sallie, Sahara, Dara, Sarina and Sally. (2014 statistics).
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. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sarah.