Sabra

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Gender: Female Meaning of Sabra: "prickly pear" Origin of Sabra: Hebrew

The name Sabra is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "prickly pear". Sabra and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Girls' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Sabra

Sabra Lane, Australian political journalist
Sabra Elise Johnson, American dancer, winner of season 3 of "So You Think You Can Dance"

Pop Culture References for the name Sabra

Sabra, Saracen princess whom St. George rescues from sacrifice to a dragon in the 13th-century 'Golden Legend'
The Marriage of St George and Princess Sabra, 1857 painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (with Jane Burden as Sabra)
Sabra Cravat, character in Edna Ferber's 'Cimarron' (1929)
Sabra aka Ruth Bat-Seraph, Marvel Comics character
"Sabra Girl," song by Nickel Creek
Sabra, brand of hummus
Usual English pronunciation: SAY-bra
Related: the Hebrew Tsabar/Tzabar (unisex)