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Gender: Female Meaning of Sahara: "desert" Origin of Sahara: Arabic

The name Sahara is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "desert". Sahara and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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A beautiful and evocative place-name that deserves wider use.

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Pop Culture References for the name Sahara

Sahara Jones, narrator of the middle-grade novel "Sahara Special" by Esme Raji Cordell

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rubylark Says:


I knew a girl named Sahara, but she pronounced it how it's spelled (not Sa-hair-a). I like it better that way!

amani ahmad Says:


LOVE IT!!!!!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


A unique and beautiful alternative to common names such as Sarah and Savannah.

ffwalcott Says:


Such a beautiful name. Its not for the narrow minded though obviously. But i accept anything im comfortable with as long as it pretty enough or something

wavygirl Says:


luv thisname... my name is Samara and I also like the name Salara.