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Sarai - Meaning of Sarai

What does Sarai mean?

Meaning of the name SaraiSadieSarahSaraZaraZariaSariahSarahiSallySarayeSaraySharaiSeraiSarayaSarinaShariSarZaraiSadyeSaraeSaritaSherieSharitaKalaSallie

[ 2 syll. sa-rai, sar-ai ] The baby girl name Sarai is pronounced in English as SEHR-ay †. Sarai is largely used in English and Hebrew, and it is derived from Hebrew origins. A biblical name, it is derived literally from the word 'sarai' which is of the meaning contentious, quarrelsome. The name was borne in the Bible by the mother of Isaac and wife of Abraham; she was earlier known as Sarai, but God gave her the more well-meaning name Sarah 'princess, lady' before her son's birth.

Sarai is a variant transcription of the name Sarah (English, French, German, Hebrew, and Scandinavian).

Sar, Sarae, Saray (Spanish), Saraya, Saraye, Serai, and Zarai are variant transcriptions of Sarai.

Sharai (Hebrew spelling variant) is another form of the name.

See also the related categories, princess (queen), god, mother, biblical, wife (sister), and sarah.

Sarai is fairly popular as a baby name for girls. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1980s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2012 with 0.039% of baby girls being named Sarai. Its ranking then was #414. In 2016, its usage was 0.033% and its ranking #484. Among the group of girl names directly related to Sarai, Sarah was the most widely used. In 2016, its use outnumbered Sarai's by 7 times.

Baby names that sound like Sarai include Saaraa, Saghar, Sahar, Sahare, Saharr, Saharre, Saher, Sara, Sarae, Saray, Sari, Sarie, Sarrey, Saryu, Saryue, Sasure, Saura, Sauyer, Sawyar, and Sawyer.

† Pronunciation for Sarai: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)"


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