Sarah is an Old Testament name—she was the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac—that is a timeless classic, as perpetually stylish as it is traditional. Sarah is still widely used, but with such a range of images and variations that any child can make it her own.
According to the Book of Genesis, Sarah was originally called Sarai, but had her name changed by God to the more auspicious Sarah, meaning princess, when she was ninety years old.
Sarah was a Top 10 name from 1978 to 2002, and though it has slipped in popularity, there were still more than 4,400 little Sarahs born last year. The Sara spelling is another popular option, and diminutives Sadie and Sally are used independently.
A few of her many prominent namesakes are iconic actress Sarah Bernhardt, jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, comedian Sarah Silverman, and actress/fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker.
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