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What does Sarai mean?

Sarai \s(a)-rai\ as a name for girls. Sarai's root is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Sarai is "princess". Sarai is a variant of Sarah (Hebrew). Biblical: originally called Sarai. Very popularly used as a name for baby girls.


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

Sarai has 47 more different forms via Sarah: Sadee, Sadella, Sadelle, Sadellia, Sadie, Sadye, Saidee, Sal, Sallee, Salley, Salli, Sallie, Sally, Sarabeth, Sarahann, Sarahity, Sarahlee, Sarahlynn, Sarajane, Sarajean, Saralee, Saralyn, Saralynn, Saramae, Saran, Sareen, Sarely, Sarena, Sarette, Sarika, Sarina, Sarine, Sarissa, Sarita, Sarka, Sarolta, Sarotta, Sarotte, Sasa, Serach, Serita, Shara, Shari, Sorcha, Sydel, Sydelle and Zarita.


Sarai is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#4112 out of 4276, Top 96%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Sarai for girls. Sarai was first listed in 1990 and reached its top rank of #398 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is presently at #447. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sarai name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Sarai and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Sarai (#447 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 are Sadie (#46 in 2014), Sarah (#50), Sara (#167), Zara (#422), Zaria (#860), Zahra (#916), Sorcha, Shari, Sarina, Sadye, Sallie, Sally, Sarrah and Shara. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1890-1899 and are somewhat less popular today, with forms like Zaria, Shari, Sarina, Sally and Sallie becoming somewhat outmoded. Zara (#422), Sadie (#46) and Sarai (#447) are three of the more fashionable girl names in this list, with Sadie going through a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sadie, Sadye, Sallie, Sally, Sara, Sarah, Sarai, Sarina, Sarrah, Shara in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shari, Zahra, Zara, Zaria in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Sarai is alike in pronunciation to Sahra, Sariah, Seara, Siara, Siri and Suri. Other recommended similar baby names are Sharae, Sharaia, Sharay and Sherai. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sarai.