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Gender: F Meaning of Sabra: "prickly pear" Origin of Sabra: Hebrew

Term for a native-born Israeli, first brought to notice in Edna Ferber's 1929 novel Cimarron. Prickly pear has neen interpreted to mean tough on the outside, soft and sweet within.

Famous People Named Sabra

Sabra Elise Johnson, American dancer, winner of season 3 of "So You Think You Can Dance"

Pop Culture References for the name Sabra

Sabra, Saracen princess whom St. George rescues from sacrifice to a dragon in the 13th-century 'Golden Legend'
Sabra Cravat, character in Edna Ferber's 'Cimarron' (1929)
Sabra aka Ruth Bat-Seraph, Marvel Comics character
'Sabra Girl', song by Nickel Creek
Sabra, brand of hummus
Usual English pronunciation: SAY-bra
Related: the Hebrew Tsabar/Tzabar (unisex)