"prickly pear"

Sabra Origin and Meaning

The name Sabra is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "prickly pear".

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.

# 986 in the US

Sabra Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Sabra

  • Sabra LaneAustralian political journalist
  • Sabra Elise JohnsonAmerican dancer, winner of season 3 of "So You Think You Can Dance"

Sabra in Pop Culture

  • SabraSaracen princess whom St. George rescues from sacrifice to a dragon in the 13th,century 'Golden Legend'
  • The Marriage of St George and Princess Sabra1857 painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (with Jane Burden as Sabra)
  • Sabra Cravatcharacter in Edna Ferber's 'Cimarron' (1929)
  • Sabra aka Ruth BatSeraph, Marvel Comics character
  • "Sabra Girl" song by Nickel Creek
  • Sabrabrand of hummus