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An under-used variation of the popular American name Sarah.
-- Anonymous User  6/14/2005
This is the most beautiful version of the name's spelling. It's the Greek form of "Sarah". The name represents royalty, being that is was the name of the mother of "nations" and "kings of people" (Gen. 17:15). I am most honored to personally know a Princess by this name.
-- brassman  6/15/2005
I have never heard of this name before I met my future husband, his sister's name is Saralyn. Quite an unusual variation of Sara(h) I thought. Pronounced all in one word as Saralyn, not Sara Lyn.
-- theoldboot65  11/25/2005
A famous bearer is actress Sara Gilbert (born Sara Rebecca Abeles on January 29, 1975). From 1988 to 1997, she played Darlene Conner-Healy on the comedy "Roseanne", and currently stars on the WB sitcom "Twins" as Mitchee. She is also the half-sister of Melissa Gilbert.
-- AndrewJKD  12/21/2005
In Switzerland we write Sara(h) almost ever without a H.
-- Hermione_Michelle  12/31/2005
This is the first name of Jorja Fox's character,'Sara Sidle', on the US hit TV serie "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation".
-- Charlie1977  1/14/2006
Sara Crewe is the main character in Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's book, A Little Princess. She starts out a rich, kind little girl before poverty strikes her and she is forced to work as a servant at the school in which she used to be a student. Shirley Temple played her in the 1939 film adaptation, while Liesel Matthews was Sara in the 1995 version.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  2/21/2006
Sara is also a Polish name. [noted -ed]
-- ania24  3/31/2006
I love this spelling.
-- websurfer  5/8/2006
My daughter is Sara without the 'h' and I had to battle with my family who used to pronounce it in the English way! We are Italian so 'SARA' it is!
-- jlcross  5/25/2006
I love this name. Although in my own language Japanese, Sara means "dish" or "new" (but in that case, it is pronounced Sah-ra), it is used for Japanese girls.
-- pocho-mole  6/20/2006
Sára Saudková is famous photographer, with Samuel Saudek has daughter Sára.
-- Maggie_Simpson  7/29/2006
My name is Sara, and I pronounce it literally as it is spelt "sa-ra", not like the version with the -h, but still loads of people try to call me Sarah. Both mean princess and there are quite a few people with this name. It is actually a Welsh name as well.
-- SaraFeodorovna  7/31/2006
As previously mentioned, this is also the Welsh form of the name.
-- Anonymous User  12/24/2010
I don't like this name, I know a girl who has it. Anyway, I think Sarah is better. Here we pronounce it Sa-ra. But it's not the same 'r' as the English use.
-- Anonymous User  8/24/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Sara here:
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
English should be listed as well.
-- FairyGirl  9/14/2006
My friend Sara kills people when they spell her name wrong, she says they always want to spell it Sarah and she says if it was spelled that way then it would be pronounced S-air-ah-ha.
-- Holdmecloser2u13  10/5/2006
I love this name. It is biblical, but it is modern as well. I must say that I prefer this spelling to Sarah. The meaning is great too.
-- Emma McHnery  10/8/2006
A famous bearer of the name is country singer Sara Evans, who is currently a celebrity dancer on the show "Dancing with the Stars".
-- Diamante04  10/9/2006
I think it's much prettier without the extra 'h' at the end.
-- ml1muse  10/15/2006
Sara Lownds is a former model and ex-wife of Bob Dylan.
-- Anonymous User  10/29/2006
Sara Groves is a Christian music artist.
-- Anonymous User  11/11/2006
A famous bearer is the UK radio presenter, Sara Cox. I have heard her name pronounced like SAH-rah, and like SAIR-ah, so I think there is some confusion.
-- The Little Hyphen  11/17/2006
Sara Paxton is someone who has this name. She's an actor on Darcy's Wild Life.
-- kwebberag  12/1/2006
It's of Arabic/Middle Eastern origin too, and in Urdu (sah-rah) it means "everything". It's probably something different in Arabic! Either way I love this name! It's really pretty! And has MANY different great meanings!
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2006
It annoys me to no end when people pronounce Sara and Sarah the same! I think it's just an American tradition but in other countries Sara is "SAR-ra" and Sarah is "SAIR-uh". They are different!
-- Anonymous User  1/23/2007
Sara is beautiful but I much prefer the spelling "Sarah". (No offense)
-- melinda1  1/26/2007
How you pronounce it depends on your country of origin, and has very little to do with the origin of the name itself.

If you are using it based on its English history then Sair-uh is an entirely appropriate way to say it. If you are going with a Romance language for its origin it should be Sahr-uh. Different strokes for different folks, and no need to throw stones. My best friend in first grade had this name and pronounced it Sair-uh.

Why is anyone offended by how someone else pronounces a name? If you name the kid, you can pronounce it any way you want.
-- Annabeau  2/15/2007
It's pronounced sa-rah in Italian, too. My Italian teacher is from Italy and there's a girl named Sarah in my class. We think it's funny, because he says Sarah the Italian way.
-- xKatiex  3/13/2007
My best friend's name is Sara. I definitely like the name better without an "H".
-- odiebob901  3/22/2007
I like Sara but prefer Sarah. When one is accustomed to seeing names with 'h's on the end, they just look incomplete without them.
-- Anonymous User  3/30/2007
I love this name! It is the name of my best friend and to me it is the correct spelling. I personally think it looks kind of strange with the "h" at the end.
-- allie morman  4/25/2007
I'm sorry but I don't really like this spelling. I think when it is spelled with the 'h' it is prettier.
-- CharlieRob  5/6/2007
Also means "Queen" in Scottish.
-- emoly93  5/21/2007
My name is Sara and I used to not like it but I'm starting to like it more, though I only know one other Sara but quite a few Sarahs.

Something people may not know about the name:
One of the Nuremberg Laws created by the NAZI's was that Jews without "Jewish sounding" names had to use the middle name Sara(h) for women and Israel for men.
-- SMHRS  5/28/2007
I love this version of the name, Sara.
-- Anonymous User  6/19/2007
Sara Quin is from the band Tegan and Sara.
Sara Bareilles is a musical artist.
Sara Lumholdt was in the A*Teens and now goes by the name Sara Love for her solo career.
-- Anonymous User  7/4/2007
All my favorite "Sarahs" are "Saras." =)
-- KennaIsADroid  7/4/2007
My boyfriend's sister is named Sara. They live in Morocco. I admit it was funny to hear such a familiar name to my American ears, after meeting Khadija, Fatima, Aicha, Zohara.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2007
I have a friend named Sara. She pronounces it SER-ah. I have another friend in New York named Sara, but she pronounces it SAH-rah. I think it depends on where you're from to pronounce your name, because they get angry if you pronounce it the other way. And it is a beautiful name. Bless all that bear it.
-- SingingDove114  8/17/2007
This is nowadays a common little girls' name in Finland, probably top 10 or something like that. The traditional form here is Saara, Sara is more a newcomer. The word also means a kind of hay-looking plant.
-- jumis  9/18/2007
I love this name, but I would pronounce it Sah - rah, because if there is a name with an h, why steal another! I think Sah - rah is very pretty and I love the book A Little Princess.
-- rhiannon4  10/10/2007
I knew so many Sara/Sarahs growing up, probably because I knew a lot of Christian families. I like this name a lot more than I used to, and maybe it's because I hear it less these days. (The 'h' is a must. It completes the name.)
-- edenrowe  12/30/2007
One of my best friends is called Sara. She is the only person I have ever met who had her name spelled without the h in the ending. It's a lovely name and I like it the best without the h which in my eyes is unnecessary.
-- Katrine  2/27/2008
Sara Stanley was a character from the "Avonlea" tv series, and she was played by actress Sarah Polley.
-- Martha Gold  3/2/2008
In my opinion the way you spell the name has a lot to do with which country or language you are planning to use the name in.
I'm from Norway and I prefer the spelling Sara here, that's the most used spelling, however in English I would have prefered the spelling Sarah.
-- Anonymous User  3/18/2008
This name is also used in Hebrew, common among French-Israeli's. It's pronounced Sah-rah. Stress on the first a.
-- Anonymous User  7/19/2008
Actress Marlee Matlin and Kevin Grandalski have a daughter Sara Grandalska, born 19th January, 1996.
-- Emilie007  9/24/2008
I pronounce it more like Cara or Tara than Sarah.
-- Hushpuppy  10/12/2008
Sara is pronunced both "SER-ə" and "SAR-ə". The pronunciation is simply determined by which country you're in or the origin, the spelling has in most cases nothing to do with it.

Because in some countries they pronunce it "SAR-ə" even though it has a H in the end.
-- Anonymous User  10/13/2008
Dr. Sara Tancredi, a character in the TV series "Prison Break".
-- Anonymous User  10/13/2008
I like the name in general, but as an American name I like it better with the "H" because I know more people with it spelled like that.
-- baileymarissa  12/8/2008
Sara Fielding is the heroine of Lisa Kelypas's novel "Dreaming of You." It is often considered the pinnacle of her literary career.
-- erb816  1/5/2009
This name shouldn't be listed as a cognate when it is just a matter of spelling. [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  1/9/2009
To me Sara is pronounced differently to Sarah;
Sara = Sah-rah
Sarah = Sair-ruh
Just from experience with people I've met named Sara or Sarah.
-- lilmissodd  3/22/2009
My name is Sara (pronounced like SAIR-uh) and I've only met one other person with this name and they had the H at the end. I quite like it like that, though Sara without the H seems a bit more modern? I've no idea.
-- Laytonmobile  5/2/2009
I think this spelling is MUCH prettier than "Sarah". I think the H makes it ugly (no offense).
-- Anonymous User  5/13/2009
I love this name, but it is WAY too overused. I know like eight Sara(h)s in school alone, and like another three outside of school! However, it is a really really pretty name. And it's even prettier without the "h" at the end of it! XDD
-- Anonymous User  6/7/2009
Note that in Finnish, "Sara" means plants of genus Carex, so can be considered a nature-related name as well.
-- rosetta  6/15/2009
"Sara" is the name of 3 songs of note
- a 1976 song by Bob Dylan, released on his album "Desire", as a tribute to his wife
- a 1979 Stevie Nicks-penned and sung song by Fleetwood Mac
- a 1985 song by Starship, arguably the most successful of these 3, which hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The lead singer was Mickey Thomas.
-- AndrewJKD  6/30/2009
My sister's name. She was named without the 'h' because our parents thought it looked too old-fashioned, and she loves her name and the spelling. The only possible downside it how common it is. I think it is a very pretty name, though.
-- Anonymous User  8/1/2009
I like this spelling more than the one with an H, but no matter how you spell it I love the name. It has a great meaning and a sweet, simple sound. It works on anyone from a newborn baby to an old woman. My favorite combination is Sara Violet.
-- britto08  11/27/2009
Also Croatian.
-- goricar  12/22/2009
A common name in its own right, I prefer the spelling Sara much more than the traditional Sarah, of which I know *way too many*. Despite the beauty of Sarah, it can get tiresome when you know so many people with the name. I still like Sara, though: simple, and the sound is beautiful.
-- erb816  9/4/2010
This name isn't a variation of Sarah, but vice versa. Just like Rachel (Rey-chel) originated from the biblical equivalent and Dinah originated from Dina. Sara from the Torah was actually called saRAI at first, then became saRA or SAra.
-- Anonymous User  11/17/2010
Sara Smile was a popular song by Hall and Oates.
I first heard that song in 1978-79 and fell in love with the name. In 1996, I gave the name to my daughter.
2010, I still think the name is breathtakingly beautiful.
-- Dancing_Dragonfly  1/20/2011
Although this name is commonly used (And I absolutely DO NOT like common names), I would definitely name a daughter this because of the Fleetwood Mac song!
-- Anonymous User  5/14/2011
This is my favorite spelling of Sarah! It sounds so much prettier without the H.
-- Kinola  3/11/2012
I prefer Sarah to Sara, it's easier to say, unless you pronounce it the same.
-- Hushpuppy  7/20/2012
Sara will appear on the storm naming list in 2018. It was chosen to replace Sandy, which was retired after 2012.
-- dwayne1996  4/11/2013
Sara is also the Georgian form of Sarah.

In Georgian, Sara is written as: სარა.
-- Lucille  6/6/2013
I'll never for the life of me understand why this name is so mega popular, or why it's liked. I think it's boring. So short and plain. I don't like it at all.
-- Anonymous User  10/5/2013
I don't like this name at all. It is plain and lacks anything special to me. I don't know why people like it so much. It's so common - I know a ton of Sarah's. I have an aunt Sarah (she's in her 50's), she named her daughter Sarah (who's in her 30's) and my other cousin married a 'Sara' (without the 'h'). I went to school with at least 5 Sarahs (grade school, middle school, high school) and have worked with 2 Sarah's. I have another cousin who named his daughter Sarah Alexis (she's 8) and another friend who named her daughter Sarah Daniella. This name is really, really super popular. I dislike Sarai/Sarahi and the nickname Sarita even more.

I don't like this name in the slightest.
-- Anonymous User  2/8/2014
In Arabic Sara (سارة) is pronounced "SAA-rah", sounding different from "Sare-ah". [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  5/17/2014
Sara is a fictional character in Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie.
-- Anonymous User  5/17/2014
Mostly the same as Sarah, although it can still have a bit of difference.
-- Hushpuppy  6/22/2014
To the folks who are commenting on the pronunciation of Sarah vs. Sara... what?! They are pronounced the same!
-- snj  7/11/2014
This is my name and I think it's very pretty.
-- SarahGirl1998  8/1/2014
This name isn't a favorite of mine, but I prefer this spelling to Sarah.
-- hkols  11/3/2014
I was going to be named Sara/Sarah but my parents called me Bebe instead.
-- Anonymous User  5/17/2015
The name is also rather common in Iceland. [noted -ed]
-- vadskajagtamigtill  6/14/2015
Overused name.
-- Luvbug86  11/14/2015
Sara is the name of Ed's bratty little sister from the show, Ed Edd n Eddy.
-- Whipsmart  12/22/2015
I am a Sara and honestly, I like my name very much. Sarah is a more common spelling but they both have the same meaning. I have only met one other Sara.
This spelling to me isn't extremely feminine sounding, so it suits my part tomboyish personality.
-- Anonymous User  3/5/2016

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