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:
Origin 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.
Symbolism of the name Sarah:
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.
Style of the name Sarah:
Gender of the name Sarah:
Female – Sarah has traditionally been a baby girl name.
Pronunciation of the name Sarah:
Syllables in the name Sarah:
Emotion evoked from the name Sarah:
The name Sarah evokes a feeling of perseverance and fortitude.
Alternative spellings for the name Sarah:
Sara, Sera, Sarrha
Nicknames for the name Sarah:
Ara, Sara, Sari, Sadie, Sally, Rah
Popularity of the name Sarah:
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.
Related names for the name Sarah:
Sara, Sarai, Saira, Sareen, Sari, Sarina, Sarine
Great middle names for Sarah and their meanings:
- Anne (grace)
- Belle (beautiful)
- Grace (charm, goodness, generosity)
- Jane (God is gracious)
- Kate (pure)
- Mae (the fifth month)
- Rose (rose flower)
Famous people with the name 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 in movies/pop culture:
- 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)