SARAH
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: שָׂרָה (Hebrew), سارة (Arabic)
PRONOUNCED: SER-ə (English), SAR-ə (English), ZAH-rah (German)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "lady, princess, noblewoman" in Hebrew. This is the name of the wife of Abraham in the Old Testament. She became the mother of Isaac at the age of 90. Her name was originally Sarai, but God changed it (see Genesis 17:15). In England, Sarah came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Sara, Sera (English), Sara (German), Suri (Yiddish), Sara (Arabic)
DIMINUTIVES: Sadie, Sal, Sallie, Sally, Sarina (English), Sarit (Hebrew), Tzeitel (Yiddish)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Sarra (Biblical Greek), Sarra (Biblical Latin), Sara (Bosnian), Sara (Catalan), Sara (Croatian), Sára (Czech), Sara (Danish), Sara (Dutch), Saara, Sari, Saija, Salli, Sara (Finnish), Sara (Greek), Kala (Hawaiian), Sára, Sári, Sárika (Hungarian), Sara (Italian), Sara (Macedonian), Sara (Norwegian), Sara (Persian), Sara (Polish), Sara (Portuguese), Sara (Serbian), Sára (Slovak), Sara (Slovene), Sara, Sarita (Spanish), Sara, Sassa (Swedish)
Popularity
United States  ranked #48 
England/Wales  ranked #95 
Canada (BC)  ranked #25 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #31 
Austria  ranked #4 
Belgium  ranked #24 
Bosnia and Herzegovina  ranked #29 
Denmark  - 
France  ranked #11 
Ireland  ranked #10 
Netherlands  ranked #22 
New Zealand  ranked #73 
Northern Ireland  ranked #20 
Norway  ranked #54 
Scotland  ranked #61