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Sarah became a very popular name in England following the Protestant Reformation. Throughout the 20th century, the baby name Sarah was consistently popular within the English-speaking world. In the United States, Sarah has been quite prominent in the top 100 names over the last 20 years.

Meaning of the Name Sarah

Hebrew. Sarah comes from the Hebrew “sarah” which translates to “princess”. In the Bible, at age 90 God changed the name of Sarai (Old Testament) to Sarah and blessed her with a son.

Sarah translates to “princess” and as such she gave birth to a son. She became the matriarch of the Jewish people, the “mother of nations”. She had waited so long to become a mother, her name has come to symbolize perseverance, determination, and fortitude.

Baby name Sarah


Nicknames for Sarah

The name Sarah evokes a feeling of perseverance and fortitude. For a name like Sarah, it can be a bit difficult to come up with a nickname based off the name alone. However, if you're looking for some nickname inspiration, we've created a list below of possible options:

Sarah Name Details

Style: Classic

Gender: Sarah is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: sair-AH

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Sarah

  • Sara
  • Sera

Sarah Name Popularity

According to the Social Security Administration index, Sarah was ranked as the 87th most popular girl name in 2020. It ranked fifth most popular in 2000, its highest ranking in the last 20 years.

Great Middle Names for Sarah and Their Meanings

Famous People Named Sarah

  • Sarah McLachlan (singer)
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (actor)
  • Sarah Paulson (actor)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (actor)
  • Sarha Chalke (actor)
  • Sarah Hyland (actor)
  • Sarah Silverman (actor, producer)
  • Sarah Connor (character from “Terminator” series)
  • Sarah Lynn (character in the animated series “BoJack Horseman)
  • Sarah Jane Smith (character on “Doctor Who”)
  • Sarah (character on “Ed, Edd n Eddy” cartoon series)
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