Sarah - Meaning Of Sarah, What Does Sarah Mean?

What's New
   * The 'Rushmores'
   * Love Inspired Names
   * OBN Most Popular Names of 2014
   * OBN Most Popular Names of 2014 Q4
   * The Christmas Story
   * OBN New Format
Follow us on...        
Names of the Week
   * Britney
   * Rogelio
Fact of the Week
The night sky appears full of stars, but actually only about 3,000 stars are visible to the naked eye.   More

Sarah Meaning


What does Sarah mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Sarah is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Sarah is "princess".  

Sarah is generally used as a girl's name. It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Sa-rah.

In the U.S. in 2013, it ranked 48  in baby name popularity for girls with 4635 occurrences.  It ranked 13602 in popular baby names for boys with 5 occurrences. 

View the Sarah Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Sarah has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Sarah to other names.


Variants of the name Sarah include Saarah, Sara, Sarahi, Sarai, Sariah, Sarit, Sarra, Sydelle.

The names Saara, Sadi, Sadia, Sadya, Sadye, Salli, Sallie, Saralee, Sarana, Sari, Sarika, Sarita, Sarra, Sarrah, Sasa, Shahzadeh, Shazia, Soraya, Syeira, Tzeitel, Yara, Zadie, Zarita are all forms of Sarah.

Sarah has the diminutives (nicknames) Sadie, Sally.

Sarah falls into the name categories biblical, classic, royal title.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Sarah Hughes, Sarah McLachlan, Sarah Parker, Sarah Caldwell, Sarah Silverman.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Sarah in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Sarah in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Sarah in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Sarah Numerology page.

Sarah Numerology
Sarah in Hieroglyhics
Sarah in Nautical Flags
Hebrew names have their origins in either the Old Testament or modern Hebrew vocabulary.

Local language versions of biblical names of Hebrew origin such as Hannah and David are still widely internationally popular today.

Modern Hebrew names are often derived from Hebrew vocabulary, for example Aviva (spring) and Dov (bear).

Children of Jewish heritage are usually given a Hebrew name for religious purposes and are sometimes also given a local language version of that name for secular purposes.

By custom, Ashkenazi Jews (Jews of German or Eastern European descent) name their children after deceased relatives. This is in order to honor the deceased relative, keep their name and memory alive, and to form a bond between the soul of the baby and the deceased relative so that they can live on within the newer generation.

Sephardic Jews (Jews of Spain, Portugal and the Middle East) in contrast, name their children after living relatives or deceased relatives. The father's parents names are generally used first and then the mother's parents names.

Neither Ashkenazi or Sephardic Jews will name a baby after one of the parents.

After a child is born, the father is given an aliyah (religious honor to bless the reading of the Torah). After this a blessing is said for the health of the mother and child. If the baby is a girl, she is named at this time. If the baby is a boy, he will be named during his brit milah (ritual circumcision) generally eight days after birth.

    Considering this name?  Then you may want to save it  to your favorites list.
  Our Baby Namer - Origin and Meaning of Baby Names, Books, Gifts, Clothes
Copyright © 2008 - 2015  All rights reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | About Us | Link To Us | Links | FAQ/Contact Us