Gender: Female Meaning of Sarah: "princess" Origin of Sarah: Hebrew Sarah's Popularity in 2019: #81

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 a widely used name. 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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Rank in US: #81

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Famous People Named Sarah

Pop Culture References for the name Sarah

Sara, Zaria, Sariah, Zahra, Sadie, Zara, Saray, Sarahi, Sarahann, Salley, Sallee, Sallie, Serach, Saraha, Sayra, Sahra,

Sarah's International Variations

Saretta, Zarita, Charita, Chara (Spanish) Sassa (Swedish) Saara, Salli (Finnish) Saraqa (Persian) Sarra, Sarka (Russian) Sarette, Zaidee, Sarotte (French) Saraid, Sarai, Sorcha (Irish)


kdajani5 Says:


Sarah is an awesome name. It has a beautiful meaning and sounds great and suits a baby, young girl, adult women of any age. International and universal, truly a classic

Isabella_188 Says:


Sarah isn't an ugly name, just boring and overused.

Isabella_188 Says:


Sara and Sarah can be pronounced both ways.

Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


Extremely plain. I prefer Saara, Sadie and even Zaidee.

QueenieGuldbaek Says:


The Terminator killed 2 Sarah Connor's before he found the right one. Nuff said.

kankhen Says:


Just met a girl whose name is Sarine, which is apparently a variation of Sarah, and I love it! Kinda makes me think of the French word for flour but it's still a beautiful name

LoveLoop Says:


I really want to use this name but I already know 3 Sarah's and my whole family hates this name.

SarahMarie14 Says:


I never really thought much about my name, but I’ve just gotten so tired of there always being at least 2 Sarah’s in my class all the time. I also hate my last name and I hate the first letter of it as well. It’s also horrible how many times someone has called my name and it was for someone else, then that person looks at you like your mental. It’s not an ugly name, just boring and has no character. I didn’t think there was any way to escape the sarah spectrum but I went looking for nicknames or short forms, and I found the name Sadie as a nickname for Sarah! I love it! Now I have my heart set on going by Sadie when I start university.

I'm a Banana Says:


It's pretty but too common.

Daiseymae Says:


I love this name! It is beautiful and delicate.

Ella Says:


I know like 8 Sarah’s,sooo... I’d avoid this.

slooming Says:


lol ok

paulapuddephatt Says:


I agree about Claire, but I guess we'll have to agree to differ on Sarah. I still like it, but it's just personal taste. It does take away from any name when it's over-used, though.

Tammy Tim-Tam (Timmy Tammy) Says:


Yeah, I agree on you with that, but Claire is actually a beautiful name. Sarah just sounds kind of plain to me, but that is just my opinion.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I really like Sarah. The only thing I dislike is people insisting that Sara is pronounced Sarah, when it is not, at least not where I come from. Sara rhymes with Cara, Lara, Tara, Zara, etc. I like Sarah though, and Sara too, when pronounced correctly. One of the main characters in my novel is called Sarah, and she's lovely. I must admit, the name has been super popular for a very long time, though - but so have names like Claire and Catherine.

Tammy Tim-Tam (Timmy Tammy) Says:


This is what you name your daughter when you want to be boring and unoriginal. I have met a countless amount of Sarahs over the years and at this point I am just done with the name! I'm sorry, but it's true!

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love Sarah, but we all have some really popular names we don't like. It's personal taste.

Piteco Says:


I'm unable to explain why, but I don't like that name. It's such a boring name for me. Sarah is that one Popular name which everybody loves but which I don't like..........

Myanover Says:


Sarah is my cousins name and I love it!$!

paulapuddephatt Says:


Beautiful and classic, consistently popular for good reason - love Sally and Sadie, also.

mom Says:


it's my name... in Grade 4, my class read the book "Sarah Plain and Tall". I am 5'10"... so you can imagine that I wasn't a short child either.

Yessica Says:


I hated someone named Sarah so nope nope nope.

LostKid Says:


Not a fan. It seems really generic, and there's three Sarahs on my street, four in my grade, and I've met many more.

eveyalecia Says:


I love Sarah. I know it's common, but it's so pretty. I think of Sarah from A Little Princess (although her name is spelled Sara, I like this spelling better).

SarahBiehl Says:


Growing up I despised my name, but I've grown to love it. It's classic, easy to pronounce and feminine. I consider myself lucky to be a Sarah.

Yessica Says:


Hate it.

Catastroffy Says:


I know four Sarahs and three Saras.

headintheclouds Says:


Sarah's a perfectly nice name, and I know my feelings about it are unfair since I like/love a great many classic names others would deem overused, boring, unimaginative, stale. But that's rather how I feel about Sarah. To me, it's the ultimate name where the parents don't have any ideas, and decide to go with the safest, most unobjectionable name they could find. I don't find Sarah plain at all, just uninspired. Plus I typically don't like the -h ending on girl's names- Hanna>Hannah, Nora> Norah, and I do like Sara better than Sarah, and I find it slightly less meh.

scblovesnames Says:


that's my name. I hate that it's common but in the end it's my name. My last name makes up for the commonality ofor my first.

ThistleThorn Says:


I used to think that was really boring but, it's so pretty. This just looks so much nicer than Sara, too.

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


Not my favorite name. I like Clara and Zara better. But it is all opinion.

CatherineAnn Says:


Love this name! Beautiful, simple and a nice meaning.

Leah3456 Says:


My favorite girl name! I love the meaning "princess"!

vasilisa Says:


It's my name and I have to agree about the stale and boring part. Dang it, my parents considered Ursula, which would have suited me so much better!

flora_kate Says:


It's a nice name and all, but I've met so many Sarah/Sara's lately that it feels stale and boring to me.

Netta5187 Says:


A bit too overused and plain for my taste.

jasminegarden Says:


when I was little I was convinced I would have a daughter named Sarah :) I would still use it, as a tribute to Sarah Michelle Gellar