If You Like Sarah, You Might Love...

Sarah is undoubtedly a classic girls' name, a favorite from the Bible. But it's been used so widely for so long you may be seeking a substitute. Here are some possible girls' names that might stand in for Sarah.

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  • Sarai

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    In the Old Testament, God changed Sarai's name to Sara, so this would make a very legitimate variation. Read More 

  • Sariah

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Sariah is the perfect compromise name for when you say Sarah, and your spouse says Mariah. It has gained some traction recently, ranking in the US Top 1000 for the past decade.

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  • Sasha

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Sasha, largely male in Russia--and also spelled Sascha and Sacha--is an energetic name that has really taken off for girls here, chosen by Jerry Seinfeld (using the alternate Sascha spelling) and... Read More 

  • Selah

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    The name is derived from the term commonly used in the Book of Psalms, which has a many Hebrew scholars in confusion over its meaning. Given its context in the Bible, Selah is likely to mean “to... Read More 

  • Sera

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Sera is a truly international variation heard in Hebrew-speaking, Spanish and Italian cultures. Sera can also spelled Serah. Sera might also be a short form of Seraphina.

    While Sera... Read More 

  • Serena

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Serena, a name used since Roman times, was given fresh life by tennis star Williams, and then again with the leading character on Gossip Girl, Serena van der Woodsen. There have also... Read More 

  • Shiloh

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Cool meets Born Again meets Brad and Angelina, who made Shiloh an instant star when they chose it for their daughter. While Shiloh has risen from obscurity thanks to its celebrity baby use, it... Read More 

  • Shoshana

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This is an exotic and lovely form of Susannah commonly heard in Israel. Shoshana Shaunbaum--nicknamed Shosh-- is the character played by Zosia Mamet on the hit HBO series Girls—a... Read More 

  • Sorcha

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    A popular Irish name virtually unknown here — with a pronunciation that's far from obvious. It's basically SOR-ca, but with a little hiccup between the 'r' and the 'c'... Read More 

  • Surya

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Graceful Indian choice that may sound feminine to the Western ear but is in fact the name of a male god. One form of worship of Surya that may be familiar to Westerners is the sun salutation in yoga.Read More 

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