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Gender: F Meaning of Sarah: "princess" Origin of Sarah: Hebrew Sarah's Popularity in 2013: #48

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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 very 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 somewhat slipped in popularity, there were still more than 4,500 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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Famous People Named Sarah

Sarah Bernhardt, French actress
Sarah Blake, American writer
Sarah Bolger, Irish actress
Sarah Wayne Callies, American actress
Sarah Chalke, Canadian actress
Sarah Chen, Chinese singer
Sarah Clarke, American actress
Sarah Dessen, American writer
Sarah Ferguson, former Duchess of York
Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress
Sarah Hadland, British actress
Sarah Harding, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Sarah Hughes, American figure skater
Sarah Hyland, American actress
Sarah Jones, American actress
Sarah Cameron Leibovitz, daughter of Annie Liebovitz
Sarah McLachlan, Canadian singer
Sarah Murdoch, Australian model and wife of Lachlan Murdoch
Sarah Palin, American politician and former Alaskan governor
Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress
Sarah Catherine Paulson, American actress
Sarah Polley, Canadian actress
Sarah Porter, American writer
Sarah Silverman, American actress and comedian
Sarah Brianna Stanley, daughter of Paul Stanley
Sarah Vaughan, jazz singer
Sarah Fay Wright, American actress
Sarah Millican, British comedian

Pop Culture References for the Name Sarah

"Sarah" Song by Irish Rock Band Thin Lizzy
"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (2008 film)
"Jack and Sarah" (1995 film)
Sarah Blake, TV character, "Supernatural", played by Taylor Cole
Sarah Connor, film character, "The Terminator", played by Linda Hamilton
Sarah O'Brien, TV character, "Downton Abbey", played by Siobhan Finneran
Sarah Sawyer, TV character, "Sherlock", played by Zoe Telford
Sarah-Charlotte Sherwood, book character, "The Face on the Milk Carton" (by Caroline B. Cooney)
Sarah Jane Smith, TV character, "Doctor Who", played by Elisabeth Sladen
Sarah, book character, "Beautiful" (by Amy Reed)
Sarah, film character, "Children Of The Corn", played by Annie Marie McEvoy
Sarah, TV character, "Veronica Mars", played by Jessica Chastain
Sarah, character in "The Last of Us" video game
"Sarah", song by Eskimo Joe
"Sarah Smiles", song by Panic! at the Disco
"Sarah Plain and Tall," book and television movie
Sarah Fox, main character from "My Babysitter's a Vampire"
Sarah Manning, main character in sci-fi thriller "Orphan Black," portrayed by Tatiana Maslany.

Sadee, Sadeila, Sadelle, Sadellia, Sadie, Sadye, Sahra, Saidee, Sal, Sallee, Salley, Sallie, Sally, Sara, Saraha, Sarahann, Sarahi, Saraia, Sarann, Saray, Sarely, Sarena, Sarha, Sariah, Sarina, Sarine, Sayra, Sera, Serach, Serah, Serita, Shara, Zahra, Zara, Zarah, Zaria

Sarah's International Variations

Sasa, Sari, Zsazsa (Eastern European) Saara, Salli (Finnish) Sarette, Zaidee, Sarotte (French) Kala (Hawaiian) Sarika, Sarolta (Hungarian) Saraid, Sarai, Sorcha (Irish) Sarit, Sarita (Israeli) Saraqa (Persian) Salcia (Polish) Sarra, Sarka (Russian) Saretta, Zarita, Charita, Chara (Spanish) Sassa (Swedish) Sarice (Swiss)