Additional information: Sara is an alternative spelling of the name Sarah. This name is first known as the wife of Abraham (Ibrahim) in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles as well as the Quran. It holds the meaning "Woman of high rank" or "princess" in the original Hebrew. In the Modern Hebrew language, it can also be used to mean "woman minister".
As previously mentioned, Sara is an alternate way of spelling the name Sarah. These are the only two spellings normally used for the name. Some variations in different countries around the world include Saara, Sera, Sarra, Kala, Sarit, Sarika, and Suri. Nicknames that are used by some women named Sara are Sarita (mostly in Spanish speaking countries), Sadie, or Sarina.
In Persian Sara has various meanings which include the following: pure, excellent, veracious/ truthful, genuine.
Popularity of the name Sara has been consistently high in many nations around the world up until 2014. In the US, the name has never been recorded below the top 200 most popular female names since 1880 and in many cases did not go below the top 150, peaking at 26th most popular in 1981 and showing at 167th most popular in 2014. Also, in 2014 the name was the most popular in Slovenia, the 2nd most popular in Galicia, the 3rd most popular in Iceland, Switzerland, and Bosnia & Herzegovina, 6th most popular in Croatia, 8th most popular in Italy, and 9th most popular in Spain with many other top 100 appearances in other areas of the world as well.
Famous people and celebrities who have the name Sara include Sara Bareilles, a singer; Sara Evans, a singer; Sara Ramirez, an actress; Sara Paxton, an actress; Sara Nuru, a model; Sara Errani, a tennis player; Sara McLachlan, a singer; and Sara McMann, an MMA fighter.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Sara for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Sara is a girl name.
The name Sara is of Hebrew origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially Danish speaking countries, English speaking countries, Hindi speaking countries, Persian speaking countries, Spanish speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Sara we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Sara Name Meaning
The meaning of Sara is “Princess”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Sara and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Sara and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Sara is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Sara Categories
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Popularity of the Name Sara
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Sara displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Sara Boy Name Popularity Chart
Sara Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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