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Gender: Female Meaning of Sarah: "princess" Origin of Sarah: Hebrew Sarah's Popularity in 2017: #62

The name Sarah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "princess". Sarah is ranked #62 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Middle name for a First name!".

From the experts:

Sarah is an Old Testament name—she was the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac—that 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.

According to the Book of Genesis, Sarah was originally called Sarai, but had her name changed by God to the more auspicious Sarah, meaning princess, when she was ninety years old.

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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Famous People Named Sarah

Sarah, Biblical wife of Abraham
Sarah, daughter of Asher, granddaughter of Israel
Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
Rosine "Sarah" Bernhardt, French actress
Sarah Brightman, English singer-songwriter and actress
Sarah Margaret Ferguson, Duchess of York
Sarah Lee Bolger, Irish actress
Sarah Anne Wayne Callies, American actress
Sarah Louise Christine (Cassandra) Chalke, Canadian actress
Sarah Chen, Taiwanese singer
Sarah Clarke, American actress
Sarah Dessen, American writer
Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress
Sarah Hadland, British actress
Sarah Nicole Harding, English singer
Sarah Elizabeth Hughes, American figure skater
Sarah Jane Hyland, American actress
Sarah Jones, American actress
Sarah Ann McLachlan, Canadian singer
Sarah Murdoch, Australian model
Sarah Louise Palin, American politician, 9th governor of Alaska
Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress
Sarah Catharine Paulson, American actress
Sarah E. Polley, Canadian actress
Sarah Kate Silverman, American actress and comedian
Sarah Lois Vaughan, American singer
Sarah Fay Wright, American actress
Sarah Jane Millican, English comedian
Sarah Trimmer, English writer
Sarah Fisher, Canadian actress
Sarah Gilman, American actress
Sarah Beeny, British TV presenter
Sarah Fredrika Sjöström, Swedish swimmer
Sarah Goss, New Zealand rugby player
Sarah Andersen, American artist
Sarah Brianna Stanley (b. 2009), daughter American musician Paul Stanley
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, daughter of Mike Huckabee
Sarah Close, English singer-songwriter and YouTube personality
Sarah Lemkus, vegan lifestyle YouTuber from New Zealand
Sarah Morgan, English author
Sarah Lacina, contestant and winner of reality tv series Survivor
Sarah Wayne Callies, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Sarah

Sarah Sanderson, character in Disney's "Hocus Pocus."
"Forgetting Sarah Marshall," 2008 film
"Jack and Sarah," 1995 film
Sarah Blake, character on TV's "Supernatural"
Sarah Nelson (born Sarah Salvatore), character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
Sarah Connor, character in "The Terminator" series
Sarah O'Brien, character on TV's "Downton Abbey"
Sarah Sawyer, character on TV's "Sherlock"
Sarah Brown, character in musical "Guys and Dolls"
Sarah-Charlotte Sherwood, character in "The Face on the Milk Carton" by Caroline B. Cooney
Sarah Jane Smith, character on TVs "Doctor Who"
Sarah, character in "Beautiful" by Amy Reed
Sarah, character in film "Children Of The Corn"
Sarah Williams, character on TV's "Veronica Mars"
Sarah, character in "The Last of Us" video game
Sarah Witting, main character in Patricia McLachlan's "Sarah Plain and Tall"
Sarah Fox, main character in film"My Babysitter's a Vampire"
Sarah Manning, main character on TV's "Orphan Black"
Sarah Harding, character in "Jurassic Park" series
Sarah 'Sary' Williamson, character in "A Woman called Fancy" by Frank Yerby
Sarah Williams, character in 1986 film "Labyrinth"
Sarah Jane "Pittypat" Hamilton, character in "Gone with the Wind"
Sarah Essen, character in "Batman" series
"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
Sarah, antagonist in the Line Webtoon, Winter Woods
Sarah, character on Ed, Edd n Eddy
Aunt Sarah Reed, the cruel aunt of Jane Eyre, also a character in Jane Eyre
Sarah Kerrigan, character in the Starcraft series

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) Salcia (Polish) Sarika, Sarolta (Hungarian) Sarit, Sarita (Israeli) Sasa, Sari, Zsazsa (Eastern European) Kala (Hawaiian) Sarice (Swiss)