Sarah Origin and Meaning

The name Sarah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "princess".

Sarah was derived from the Hebrew word sarah, meaning "princess." Sarah is an Old Testament name—she was the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. According to the Book of Genesis, Sarah was originally called Sarai, but had her name changed by God to the more auspicious Sarah when she was ninety years old.

Sarah 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.

Sarah was a Top 10 name from 1978 to 2002, and though it has slipped in popularity, it's still one of the most widely used names that start with S. 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

  • SarahBiblical wife of Abraham
  • Sarah Childress PolkUS First Lady wife of 11th President James Knox Polk.
  • Sarahdaughter of Asher, granddaughter of Israel
  • Sarah ChurchillDuchess of Marlborough; favorite of Britain's Queen Anne
  • Rosine "Sarah" BernhardtFrench actress
  • Sarah BrightmanEnglish singer,songwriter and actress
  • Sarah Margaret FergusonDuchess of York
  • Sarah Lee BolgerIrish actress
  • Sarah Anne Wayne CalliesAmerican actress
  • Sarah Louise Christine (Cassandra) ChalkeCanadian actress
  • Sarah ChenTaiwanese singer
  • Sarah ClarkeAmerican actress
  • Sarah DessenAmerican writer
  • Sarah Michelle GellarAmerican actress
  • Sarah HadlandBritish actress
  • Sarah Nicole HardingEnglish singer
  • Sarah GordenAmerican soccer player
  • Sarah Elizabeth HughesAmerican figure skater
  • Sarah Jane HylandAmerican actress
  • Sarah JonesAmerican actress
  • Sarah Ann McLachlanCanadian singer
  • Sarah MurdochAustralian model
  • Sarah Louise PalinAmerican politician, 9th governor of Alaska
  • Sarah Jessica ParkerAmerican actress
  • Sarah Catharine PaulsonAmerican actress
  • Sarah E. PolleyCanadian actress
  • Sarah Kate SilvermanAmerican actress and comedian
  • Sarah Lois VaughanAmerican singer
  • Sarah Fay WrightAmerican actress
  • Sarah Jane MillicanEnglish comedian
  • Sarah TrimmerEnglish writer
  • Sarah FisherCanadian actress
  • Sarah GilmanAmerican actress
  • Sarah BeenyBritish TV presenter
  • Sarah Fredrika SjöströmSwedish swimmer
  • Sarah GossNew Zealand rugby player
  • Sarah AndersenAmerican artist
  • Sarah Brianna Stanley (b. 2009)daughter American musician Paul Stanley
  • Sarah Huckabee SandersWhite House press secretary, daughter of Mike Huckabee
  • Sarah CloseEnglish singer,songwriter and YouTube personality
  • Sarah Lemkusvegan lifestyle YouTuber from New Zealand
  • Sarah MorganEnglish author
  • Sarah Lacinacontestant and winner of reality tv series Survivor
  • Sarah KennedyBritish radio and television presenter
  • Sarah GordenAmerican soccer player
  • Sarah Janet MaasAmerican author

Sarah in Pop Culture

  • Sarah Sandersoncharacter in Disney's "Hocus Pocus."
  • "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" 2008 film
  • "Jack and Sarah" 1995 film
  • Sarah Blakecharacter on TV's "Supernatural"
  • Sarah Nelson (born Sarah Salvatore)character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
  • Sarah Connorcharacter in "The Terminator" series
  • Sarah O'Briencharacter on TV's "Downton Abbey"
  • Sarah Sawyercharacter on TV's "Sherlock"
  • Sarah Browncharacter in musical "Guys and Dolls"
  • SarahCharlotte Sherwood, character in "The Face on the Milk Carton" by Caroline B. Cooney
  • Sarah Jane Smithcharacter on TVs "Doctor Who"
  • Sarahcharacter in "Beautiful" by Amy Reed
  • Sarahcharacter in film "Children Of The Corn"
  • Sarah Williamscharacter on TV's "Veronica Mars"
  • Sarahcharacter in "The Last of Us" video game
  • Sarah Wittingmain character in Patricia McLachlan's "Sarah Plain and Tall"
  • Sarah Foxmain character in film"My Babysitter's a Vampire"
  • Sarah Manningmain character on TV's "Orphan Black"
  • Sarah Hardingcharacter in "Jurassic Park" series
  • Sarah 'Sary' Williamsoncharacter in "A Woman called Fancy" by Frank Yerby
  • Sarah Williamscharacter in 1986 film "Labyrinth"
  • Sarah Jane "Pittypat" Hamiltoncharacter in "Gone with the Wind"
  • Sarah Essencharacter in "Batman" series
  • Sister Sarahcharacter in "The Polar Express"
  • "Sarah" novel by Laura Albert aka JT LeRoy
  • "Sarah"song by Eskimo Joe
  • "Sarah Smiles"song by Panic! at the Disco"
  • "Sarah" Song by Thin Lizzy
  • Sarahantagonist in the Line Webtoon, Winter Woods
  • Sarahcharacter on Ed, Edd n Eddy
  • Aunt Sarah Reedthe cruel aunt of Jane Eyre, also a character in Jane Eyre
  • Sarah Kerrigancharacter in the Starcraft series
  • Sarah Lynncharacter in "Bojack Horseman" series
  • Sarah Cameroncharacter in Netflix's "Outer Banks"
  • Sarah RogersSteve Rogers mother and the name of his future daughter

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