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Gender: F Meaning of Sara: "princess" Origin of Sara: Variation of Sarah Sara's Popularity in 2013: #154

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Sara, the streamlined form of Sarah, makes this ancient name feel more modern, but perhaps a bit lighter weight. Some Old Testament sources give Sara as a variation of Sarai, the Biblical personage's original name, and some give it as the authentic form of the new name of Isaac's 90-year-old mother. But most sources authenticate Sarah as the Biblical classic and Sara as the variation.

Nameberry visitors have debated whether Sara is pronounced differently from Sarah. In the US, the answer is, usually not, but in some countries, Sara is sah-rah while Sarah's first syllable rhymes with hair.

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Sara Carter, member of country music's Carter Family
Sara Coleridge, English author, daughter of Samuel Coleridge
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Sara Khan, Indian model and actress
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Pop Culture References for the Name Sara

Sara Crewe, main character in book/movie "A Little Princess"
Sara Yarnell, main character on TV's "Sara"
Sara Tancredi, character on TV's "Prison Break"
Sara Graiman, character from 2008 TV series "Knight Rider"
Sara Fitzgerald, character from Jodi Picoult's novel "My Sister's Keeper"
Sara Sidle, character on TV's "CSI: Las Vegas"
Sara, main character in movie "Race to Witch Mountain"
Sara Pezzini from the comic book series "Witchblade"
Sara Kingdom, character on TV's "Doctor Who"
Sara De Roose, main character on Belgian soap "Sara"
Sara Evans, character on TV's "One Tree Hill"
Sara Spooner, character on TV's "King of Queens"
Sara Warrington, character on British soap "Family Affairs"
"Zak and Sara," Ben Folds song
"Sara," Fleetwood Mac song
"Sara," Starship song
Sara Lee Bakery