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Sarah Meaning


What does Sarah mean?

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.

The Given Name Sarah

The original biblical Hebrew form of the name and the anglicized form are basically the same.

In the Bible, Sarah is the wife of Abraham. Although originally named Sarai, at the age of 90 G-d changes it to Sarah and blesses her with the birth of Isaac.

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

Some famous bearers of this name include: Sarah Bernhardt, and Sarah Chalke.

Sarah Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 67 in baby name popularity for girls with 3,734 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 62 in baby name popularity for girls with 4,009 occurrences. It ranked 13,856 in baby name popularity 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.

Sarah Related Names

Variants of the name Sarah include Saarah, Sara, Sarahi, Sarai, Sariah, Sarrah.

The names Saara, Salli, Saralee, Sarana, Sari, Sarika, Sarra, Sasa, Shahzadeh, Soraia, Soraya, Syeira, Tzeitel, Yara, Zadie, Zarita are all forms of Sarah.

Sarah has the diminutives (nicknames) Sadi, Sadie, Sadye, Sallie, Sally, Sarit, Sarita, Sydelle.

Famous Sarahs

  • Sarah ~ Biblical Character (Gen. 11:29)
  • Sarah Bernhardt ~ Actress
  • Sarah Chalke ~ Actress
  • Sarah Childress Polk ~ U. S. First Lady (1845-1849)
  • Sarah Connor ~ The Terminator character
  • Sarah Drew ~ Actress
  • Sarah Frances Whiting ~ Scientist
  • Sarah Jane Morris ~ Actress
  • Sarah Jessica Parker ~ Actress
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar ~ Actress
  • Sarah Paulson ~ Actress
  • Sarah Silverman ~ Actress
  • Sarah Wayne Callies ~ Actress
  • Sarah Yorke Jackson ~ U. S. First Lady (1834-1837)

Sarah Numerology

What will your new littleSarah be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Sarah are often optimistic and poised but most of all they are read more >>

Sarah Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Sarah in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Sarah.

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.