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Gender: Female Meaning of Sara: "princess" Origin of Sara: Variation of Sarah Sara's Popularity in 2017: #158

The name Sara is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "princess". Sara is ranked #158 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like English Names with International Style and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".

From the experts:

Sara, the streamlined form of Sarah, makes this ancient name feel more modern, but perhaps a bit lighter weight. Some Old Testament sources give Sara as a variation of Sarai, the Biblical personage's original name, and some give it as the authentic form of the new name of Isaac's 90-year-old mother. But most sources authenticate Sarah as the Biblical classic and Sara as the variation.

Nameberry visitors have debated whether Sara is pronounced differently from Sarah. In the US, the answer is, usually not, but in some countries, Sara is sah-rah while Sarah's first syllable rhymes with hair.

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Famous People Named Sara

Sara Gilbert (born Sara Rebecca Abeles), American actress
Sara Ullrika Watkins, American singer-songwriter
Sara Edwards, Welsh television presenter
Sara Trevor Teasdale, American poet
Sara Elena Ramirez, Mexican-American actress
Sara Sothern (born Sara Viola Warmbrodt), American actress
Sara Sampaio, Portuguese model
Sara Beth Bareilles, American singer-songwriter
Sara Quin, Canadian musician
Sara Pennypacker, American novelist
Sara Shepherd, American novelist
Sara Errani, Italian tennis player
Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt, mother of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Sara Elizabeth Dallin, English singer
Sara Allgood, Irish actress
Sara Sheen, English actress
Sara Carter, American singer
Sara Coleridge, English novelist
Sara Helena Lumholdt, Swedish singer
Sara Khan, Indian model and actress
Sara Arjun, Indian actress
Sara Miller McCune, executive chairman and founder of Sage Publications
Sara Waisglass, Canadian actress
Sara Llana Garcia, Spanish rhythmic gymnast
Sara ElizabethLizzyTanner, daughter of youtube stars Johnny and Sara Tanner, part of Tannerites & Yawi Vlogs

Pop Culture References for the name Sara

Sara Crewe, main character in book/movie "A Little Princess"
Sara Stanley, main character in L.M. Montgomery's "The Story Girl" and "The Golden Road"
Sara Yarnell, main character on TV's "Sara"
Sara Tancredi, character on TV's "Prison Break"
Sara Graiman, character on TV's "Knight Rider"
Sara Fitzgerald, character in Jodi Picoult's "My Sister's Keeper"
Sara Sidle, character on TV's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
Sara, main character in movie "Race to Witch Mountain"
Sara Pezzini, character in comic book series "Witchblade"
Sara Kingdom, character on TV's "Doctor Who"
Sara De Roose, main character on Belgian soap "Sara"
Sara Evans, character on TV's "One Tree Hill"
Sara Spooner, character on TV's "King of Queens"
Sara Warrington, character on British soap "Family Affairs"
Sara Kingsley, character on "Grandfathered"
Sara Moore, character in "Mindhunters"
Sara Taylor, character in "Penthouse North"
Sara Harvey, reoccurring character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Sara Rice, character on Netflix's original series "Orange Is the New Black"
Sara Lance aka White Canary, character in DC Universe and in "Legends of Tomorrow" and "Arrow"
Sara Smolinsky, character from Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska
Sara Ryder, character in the game "Mass Effect: Andromeda"
Sara, character in "Over the Garden Wall"
Sara Howard, character in "The Alienist"
"Sara", Bob Dylan song
"Zak and Sara," Ben Folds song
"Sara," Fleetwood Mac song
"Sara," Starship song
Sara Lee, food company
Sara, a character in the anime/mange Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch