Sara Origin and Meaning

The name Sara is girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "princess".
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

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  • Sara Trevor TeasdaleAmerican poet
  • Sara Elena RamirezMexican,American actress
  • Sara Sothern (born Sara Viola Warmbrodt)American actress
  • Sara SampaioPortuguese model
  • Sara Beth BareillesAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Sara QuinCanadian musician
  • Sara PennypackerAmerican novelist
  • Sara ShepherdAmerican novelist
  • Sara ErraniItalian tennis player
  • Sara Ann Delano Rooseveltmother of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Sara Elizabeth DallinEnglish singer
  • Sara AllgoodIrish actress
  • Sara SheenEnglish actress
  • Sara CarterAmerican singer
  • Sara ColeridgeEnglish novelist
  • Sara Helena LumholdtSwedish singer
  • Sara KhanIndian model and actress
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  • Sara WaisglassCanadian actress
  • Sara Llana GarciaSpanish rhythmic gymnast
  • Sara Elizabeth “Lizzy” Tannerdaughter of youtube stars Johnny and Sara Tanner, part of Tannerites & Yawi Vlogs
  • Sara Jean Underwood (b.1984) American ModelPlayboy Magazine Playmate of the Year for 2007
  • Sara Natividad LongSpanish American Model , also goes by the name Sarita

Sara in Pop Culture

  • Sara Crewemain character in book/movie "A Little Princess"
  • Sara Stanleymain character in L.M. Montgomery's "The Story Girl" and "The Golden Road"
  • Sara Yarnellmain character on TV's "Sara"
  • Sara Tancredicharacter on TV's "Prison Break"
  • Sara Graimancharacter on TV's "Knight Rider"
  • Sara Fitzgeraldcharacter in Jodi Picoult's "My Sister's Keeper"
  • Sara Sidlecharacter on TV's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
  • Saramain character in movie "Race to Witch Mountain"
  • Sara Pezzinicharacter in comic book series "Witchblade"
  • Sara Kingdomcharacter on TV's "Doctor Who"
  • Sara De Roosemain character on Belgian soap "Sara"
  • Sara Evanscharacter on TV's "One Tree Hill"
  • Sara Spoonercharacter on TV's "King of Queens"
  • Sara Warringtoncharacter on British soap "Family Affairs"
  • Sara Kingsleycharacter on "Grandfathered"
  • Sara Moorecharacter in "Mindhunters"
  • Sara Taylorcharacter in "Penthouse North"
  • Sara Harveyreoccurring character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Sara Ricecharacter on Netflix's original series "Orange Is the New Black"
  • Sara Lance aka White Canarycharacter in DC Universe and in "Legends of Tomorrow" and "Arrow"
  • Sara Smolinskycharacter from Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska
  • Sara Rydercharacter in the game "Mass Effect: Andromeda"
  • Saracharacter in "Over the Garden Wall"
  • Sara Howardcharacter in "The Alienist"
  • "Sara"Bob Dylan song
  • "Zak and Sara" Ben Folds song
  • "Sara" Fleetwood Mac song
  • "Sara" Starship song
  • "Sara Smile"Daryl Hall and John Oates song
  • Sara Leefood company
  • Saraa character in the anime/mange Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch