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What does Sarai mean?

Sarai Pronunciation of Sarai [sarai] as a name for girls has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Sarai is "princess". Sarai is a variant form of Sarah (Hebrew). Biblical: originally called Sarai.

Associated with: princess.


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

24 more different relations via Sarah: Sadee, Sadie, Sadye, Sal, Salli, Sallie, Sally, Sarahity, Saralee, Saralyn, Saramae, Saran, Sareen, Sarely, Sarena, Sarika, Sarina, Sarine, Sarita, Sarka, Sasa, Serach, Shara and Shari.

Creative forms:
(female) Sabrai, Scirai, ..

(male) Salas, Sasi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sarai Spencer (S.S.), ..

How popular is Sarai?

Sarai is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#4112 out of 4276, Top 96%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#111740 out of 150436, Top 74%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Sarai was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #398 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is presently at #440. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Sarai (#440 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000 are Sadie (#52 in recent rankings), Sarah (#58), Sara (#162), Zara (#402), Zahra (#690), Zaria (#872), Sally (#1139), Sarina (#1342), Zarah (#1779), Shara, Sera, Shari, Sari, Saira, Sadye, Sallie, Sarena, Sarita and Sarrah. Other forms, like Saraia, are uncommon. These relations of Sarai were favored as baby names 4 decades ago (usage of 2.92%) and are now significantly less conventional (usage 0.98%, down 66.4%), with forms like Sara becoming somewhat outmoded. Sadie, Zara, Zahra and Sarai are four of the more fashionable girl names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sarai, Sadie, Sadye, Saira, Sallie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sally, Sara, Sarah, Sarena, Sari in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Sarai is alike in pronunciation to Ceara, Cearaa, Cera, Ciara, Cira, Ciri, Cyra, Cyrah, Sahra, Sariah, Seara, Searra, Siara, Siera, Siri, Siria, Soraya, Suri, Syria, Zahrah, Zaira, Zariah, Zarria, Zary and Zayra. Other recommended names are Janai, Lanai, Saba, Sabah, Sabra, Sabrah, Sachi, Sada, Sadah, Saffi, Sami, Sammi, Sana, Sandi, Shadai, Sharae, Sharaia, Sharan, Sharay, Shardai and Sherai. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sarai.

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