origin: Japanese


Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: Princess

Oh, Sarah…You’re such a princess. (No, really -- that’s what the name means.) But it wasn’t always that way. In the Bible, Abraham’s wife was originally named Sarai, which means…“contentious.” Fittingly, Sarai lobbied the big guy to change her name, and she ended up as the Sarah that so many moms and dads love today. The name’s always been popular -- it’s barely been out of the top hundred for over a century -- and peaked at number three in 1993. Despite its wide usage, it’s still a classic, fashionable name. If you want something a little different though, try a variation like Sadie, Sally or, of course, the obvious fallback -- Zahara.

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 20

Famous sarah

  • Sarah - biblical wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac (at age 90!)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker - actress
  • Sarah Silverman - comedian and actress
  • Sarah Connor - heroine in Terminator
  • Sarah McLachlan - singer and songwriter

Infamous sarah

  • Sarah Zabiarov - character in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

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