Sarah - Meaning of Sarah

What does Sarah mean?

[ 2 syll. sa-rah, sar-ah ] The baby girl name Sarah is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced SAER-ah or SEHR-ah (English) or ZAA-Raa (German) †. Sarah is of Hebrew origin. It is used mainly in English, French, German, Hebrew, and Scandinavian. It is a biblical name derived from the word saray which is of the meaning 'princess, lady'. The name was borne in the Bible by the mother of Isaac and wife of Abraham; she was earlier known as Sarai meaning 'contentious, quarrelsome', but God gave her the more well-meaning name Sarah before her son's birth. The name was adopted by English Puritans in the 16th century, and it saw a revival by the late 19th century. In Ireland, the name is taken as an Anglicized form of Saraid and Sorcha; in Scotland it is used as the equivalent of Mór.

What are the Variant Forms of Sarah?

Sarah is a widely used name; it has 80 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Saaraa, Saaraah, Saarah, Saarrah, Sadella, Saida, Sallie, Sarae, Saraha, Sarahi, Sarahity, Sarai, Saran, Sareen, Sarena, Sarene, Saretta, Sari (used in Hebrew and Hungarian too), Saria, Sariah, Sarine (used in German too), Sarinia, Sarissa, Satette, Sayra, Sera, Sharie, Sharita, Sharri, and Sharrie. Other English forms include the contracted form Sal, the diminutives Sadie, Sadye, Salli, Sally (used in French too), Saree, Sarie, Sarina (used in German, and Italian too), Sarita (used in Spanish too), and Sassie, and the spelling variants Sara (used in German, Indian, Scandinavian, and Spanish too), Sarha, Sarhah, Sarra (used in Russian too), Sarrah, Sarrey, and Zarah (used in German too).

Forms used in foreign languages include Chara (Spanish), Charita (Spanish), Hara (Maori), Kala (Hawaiian), Kela (Hawaiian), Saara (Finnish), Sahra (German), Sala (Polish), Salcia (Polish), Sarah-Maude (French), Sarit (Hebrew), Sarka (Russian), Sarolta (Hungarian), Sarotte (French), Sasa (Hungarian), Sára (Hungarian), Sela (Tongan), Serita (Italian), Shari (Hungarian), Sorcha (Gaelic), Zaidee (French), and Zarita (Spanish). The diminutives Sarika (Hungarian), Sassa (Scandinavian), and Sári (Hungarian) are other foreign forms.

See also the related forms, Mór, Sara Eve, Sara Jane, Sarah Jeanne, Sarah Marie, Sarahbeth, Saralee, Saralynn, Saranna, Satara.

See also the related categories, princess (queen), god, puritans, english, hebrew, mother, biblical, wife (sister), french, scandinavian, anglicized, and german.

Sarah is an all-time favorite. Currently it is still popular as a baby girl name, but to a lesser degree than it was before. The name increased in popularity from the 1950s up to the 1980s. At the peak of its usage in 1981, 1.576% of baby girls were named Sarah. It had a ranking of #4 then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #67 with a usage of only 0.202%, but it was nevertheless the most popular out of all girl names in its family. Sarah was 15% more regularly used than the 2nd most popular name, Sadie, in 2018. Sarah has in the last century been mainly given to baby girls. There were 199 times more baby girls than boys who were named Sarah in 1989.

Baby names that sound like Sarah include Sabbra, Sahra, Sara, Sayra, Searah, Serra, Ceira, Cerra, Xara, Zahra, Zahraa, Saara, Saaraah, Saarah, Saarrah, Sagirah, Sakkara, Saraya, Sarcki, and Sarckie.

† Pronunciation for Sarah: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"

Details of famous persons named Sarah:
Actress Sarah Bernhardt, born Henriette-Rosine Bernhard 26 March 1923, Paris, France.
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, born 14 April 1977, New York, New York.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, born 25 March 1965, Nelsonville, Ohio.
Figure Skater Sarah Hughes, born 2 May 1985, Great Neck, New York.
Model Sarah O'Hare, born 31 May 1972, London, England.
Singer Sarah McLachlan, born 28 January 1968, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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