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Gender: F Meaning of Sara: "princess" Origin of Sara: Variation of Sarah Sara's Popularity in 2014: #167

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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Famous People Named Sara

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Sara Beth Bareilles, American singer-songwriter
Sara Quin, Canadian musician
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Sara Shepherd, American novelist
Sara Errani, Italian tennis player
Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt, mother of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Sara Elizabeth Dallin, English singer
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Sara Carter, American singer
Sara Coleridge, English novelist
Sara Helena Lumholdt, Swedish singer
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Sara Miller McCune, executive chairman and founder of Sage Publications

Pop Culture References for the Name Sara

Sara Crewe, main character in book/movie "A Little Princess"
Sara Stanley, main character in L.M. Montgomery's "The Story Girl" and "The Golden Road"
Sara Yarnell, main character on TV's "Sara"
Sara Tancredi, character on TV's "Prison Break"
Sara Graiman, character on TV's "Knight Rider"
Sara Fitzgerald, character in Jodi Picoult's "My Sister's Keeper"
Sara Sidle, character on TV's "CSI: Las Vegas"
Sara, main character in movie "Race to Witch Mountain"
Sara Pezzini, character in 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, food company

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