Additional information: The name Sarah is one of the oldest names for women; in the Bible, Abraham’s wife Sarah was the eighth woman to be named. Sarah is a Hebrew name meaning ‘princess’, and because of how long it has existed in written language it has a lot of variants in various languages. The most common of these is Sara (or Zara), which is used in Germany, the Netherlands, Croatia, Denmark, and Italy, among others. The variant ‘Sarra’ can be found in both biblical Greek and biblical Latin, while ‘Suri’ is the spelling in Yiddish. Other possible spellings around the world are Сара, Kala, Saara, Saija, Salli, Sára, Sari, Sárika, Sarka, Sarolta, Sasa, Sasita, and Sassa. Diminutives of Sarah include Sally (which is now considered an independent name in its own right) and Sadie.
Sarah has never fallen lower than the 120th most popular name for girls since 1880, with particularly high popularity as a name from 1978 to 2002, never falling out of the top ten names in those years. Since 2002, however, the name Sarah has fallen in popularity – in 2014, it was fiftieth on the list. From 1978 to 1989, the name Sarah, traditionally a female name, saw a rise in popularity for baby boys in the USA, and was recorded in the top 1000 names for boys in all of those years except for 1988.
In West Australia, there is a legend surrounding the grave of Sarah Marshall (buried as Sarah Simpson), who was murdered by a group of male stalkers. The legend says that Sarah continues to haunt young men from beyond the grave, with many young women claiming to have seen her ghost in the trees.
Famous people named Sarah include Sarah Palin (politician), Sarah McLachlan (musician), Sarah Jessica Parker (actress), and Sarah Ferguson (Duchess of York).
The first thing you should know if you are considering Sarah for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Sarah is a girl name.
The name Sarah is of Hebrew origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, French speaking countries, German speaking countries, Hebrew speaking countries, Norwegian speaking countries, Swedish speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Sarah 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.
Sarah Name Meaning
The meaning of Sarah 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 Sarah and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Sarah 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 Sarah 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 Sarah Categories
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Popularity of the Name Sarah
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Sarah 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.
Sarah Boy Name Popularity Chart
Sarah 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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