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This name is pronounced sah-rah in Hebrew.
-- Miss Claire  12/5/2004
In English Sarah is indeed SER-ah (which may be also be written SAIR-ah). As far as I know, virtually no one says Sarah like SAH-rah here in Canada or the US.
-- Randee15  12/25/2004
In Ireland I have never heard Sarah pronounced as SAH RAH! I have heard the name Sara (no 'h') pronounced SAH RAH. It can also be spelled Saragh (apparently Old Irish).
-- sally  2/11/2005
In Holland we do use the SAH-rah pronunciation.
-- GLynElisabeth  3/15/2005
In German this name is pronounced sah-rah.
-- Maya  4/7/2005
My name is Sarah and you pronounce it SAR-RA.
-- stargirl431  4/9/2005
It's a name used in Hollywood films.
-- Teorias  1/27/2005
My name is spelled Sara yet pronounced Sair-ah. it makes for all sorts of confusion. I think it's just one of those things left over from the days when people spelled and pronounced their names whichever way they felt like at the time.
-- Anonymous User  4/17/2005
I pronounce it Sair-a. And you have to remember: names don't always follow the rules (i.e., Sean is pronounced 'sHawn'.) You can also spell the name (Sara, Sarah,) Cera. I think it's cute.
-- Tbird  6/25/2005
Although it's common, espescially at Church, I think it's pretty and it's very lady-like. This name has been in my family for a long time (around the time the Revolutionary War ended). My ancestor, Fredrick, married a girl named Sarah.
-- Anonymous User  8/2/2005
This name in my opinion has always been a bit plain. Then again though, people have not always favored their birth names.
-- echo_of_the_past  8/2/2005
I love the name Sarah. Although I’ve heard it pronounced a variety of ways I still prefer the SAH-RAH way of saying it. With the name Sarah it sounds as if you’re destined to make a difference big or small. Sarah is a name of royalty and class, sophistication. In my experience Sarah is a very common name. In my graduating class alone there are about 5 Sarahs. All Sarahs should be proud with their name and flaunt it like a priceless diamond.
-- princessofkings  8/4/2005
My mother couldn't decide who to name me after, so I am lucky enough to have the first name of Sarah Emm (short for Emma). It has set me apart from all of the other Sara(h)s I have ever known. And all together it means Universal Princess. (not TOO much of a power trip for a little girl, now is it?)
-- mcchesher  9/16/2005
It's a very classy name, I think.
-- Phoenix Flower  10/1/2005
I like the name Sarah. It is a nice Biblical name, and it means a lot to me. It means peace, love joy, and how to make a difference. It is my name, but it describes me. It makes me who I am.
-- Sori  10/12/2005
My name is Sarah. I like it better than I did when I was younger. I have always liked the meaning "princess".
-- Anonymous User  10/29/2005
Sarah came from Sarah in the bible who's name was originally Sarai. Sarai means "my princess" (denotes belonging) wheras Sarah means basically "princess in her own right" i.e. she needs no kingdom to be a princess, she is one by nature. Some people believe that as Abraham (formerly Abraam) was given the extra letter 'h' in his name, so was Sarah. The 'h' comes from part of God's name Yahweh. And to my mind brings to mind the breath or spirit of God.
-- Amatire  11/4/2005
In Gone with the Wind, Aunt Pittypat's real name is Sarah Jane.
-- Anonymous User  11/7/2005
I think Sarah is the most beautiful of names. I like the sound of it and the spelling is unique.
-- Anonymous User  11/16/2005
I don't think Sarah is too common, but if you shout it out in a crowded place there are bound to at least be 20 heads that will turn.
-- Dogsy  11/20/2005
I think it's really cool and pretty.
-- MusicRat  12/20/2005
Sarah is the real name of Fergie - the Duchess of York.
-- Anonymous User  12/21/2005
"Sarah" sounds beautiful and has a lovely meaning. It's a classic name that never seems to go out of style and although it's annoying to constantly have to specify the spelling, I've never regretted having it.

It's fun to meet another Sarah or Sara and it's helped me to made friends in unlikely and helpful places - sharing a name gives you an instant connection.
-- Aranel  12/29/2005
My sister's name is Sarah. It fits her well. I think the person has to be somewhat soft and sweet to carry the name.
-- bas  1/5/2006
Sarah is the name of the fictional character Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie in JAG.
-- ctjj.stevenson  1/17/2006
I think this name is nice. It is my name.
-- Anonymous User  1/26/2006
I totally despise this name with a passion. Not only is it too overused, it gives me the vision of a rich snobby stuck-up cheerleader.
-- Anonymous User  1/27/2006
My impression: not very girly, despite meaning "Sarah." I know 2 Sarah's. One is a tomboy, the other is gothic. So, yeah. None of my friends fit their name at all.
-- Tiffany Twisted  3/1/2006
This is my name and I love it! I'm so glad my mother named me this. I have never known many other Sarah's, every friend I have is named Ashley!
-- izzie4  3/3/2006
Booorrriiing.
-- lindamaree  3/8/2006
Sarah is a very lovely name and for those who don't like it that's not my fault. It's better than most of the names I've seen and or heard.
-- LadySarah37  3/20/2006
Famous bearer is Sarah Michelle Gellar, an American actress.
-- Anonymous User  3/24/2006
Famous bearer is Sarah Hughes, an American figure skater. She won the gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
-- Anonymous User  3/25/2006
Sarah was the name of that stuck-up lady who had those annoying Siamese cats in Lady and the Tramp. Aunt Sarah...brrrr!
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2006
I like Sarah much better than Sara. Of the Sara(h)s I know (and there are a lot), many have the middle name Elizabeth, which I think flows really well.
-- kerrilouise  4/14/2006
I love the name Sarah, it is pretty and delicate, very feminine. It is a timeless classic, no wonder this name has remained popular for so many years.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Not a while ago, I met a Sarah. She wasn't one of my favorite girls. But it dosn't mean that I can't love the name, can't it? I just hate it when people say that if they hate a person, they hate there name too. It just bugs me. The name Sarah makes me think about nature, I really don't know why though. It is a beautiful name and when I was little and playing princess, I would be named Sarah. Its an elegant name but at the same time a strong one too.
-- simple_plan_luver  4/28/2006
Sarah Brightman is a British singer.
-- Anonymous User  5/2/2006
A nice name. Pretty, not too flashy, common in many countries and cultures, a classic. It'll sound just as nice when she's a little girl as when she's older. My mother's cousin's daughter (so that would make her my uh...second or third cousin?) bears this name. She pronounces it SAH-RAH, but it sounds nice however you pronounce it. I like the spelling Sara, too.
-- websurfer  5/8/2006
My name is Sarah, and when I was younger I was quite pleased with the meaning "holy princess". Now, I've realized how common the name is. There were four Sarah's, just in my science class in the 7th grade. FOUR! Sarah S, Sara S, Sarah I, and Sarah P. I'm an individual, it drives me nuts when teachers and strangers say, "Oh, yet another Sarah!" when they meet me. I never thought of using a different name in class (kids often go by their middle names or nicknames) because my middle name is also common (Kaitlin). I don't have any appropriate nicknames. I've grown up being called Sarah, and when I meet people with more unique names that seem appealing (Jadyn, Morgan, Keylan), I can't help but feel jealous. I've taken to changing the spelling to get people to remember me as an individual instead of yet another Sarah. I now spell it "Sarha", 'h' being silent. I pronounce it "sair-uh", not "SAH-RAH", which sounds nasally and annoying. I'm in the 9th grade, it's impossible to get people to start calling me by my last name, but when I start college I'm just going to go by my last name.

If you want your daughter to be unique, feel unique, and come off to others as unique, the biggest mistake you could make is naming her "Sarah". It's a beautiful name, but sadly overused.
-- kaistuck  5/13/2006
My name is Sarah, and I like it, but there are too many Sarahs, and I'd like to be more unique.
I'm bilingual, and in German they call me SAH-RAH, but in English it's SAIR-AH. I can't stand being written Sahra.
-- swisssugar  5/21/2006
When I hear "Sarah" I think of a very sporty girl but that might very well be from my experiences with Sarahs. My cousin's name is Sara and I think that Sara is a good twist on it, more uncommon than Sarah.
-- Anonymous User  6/12/2006
I also have this name. And I disagree that the name sounds like "a snobby cheerleader", because it is just a name, and a name does not necessarily make a person. I do agree it is very overused these days, and I prefered when it wasn't. But I am also glad to hear people comment about my name and how beautiful and lucky I am to hear it, and it is my name, so it makes me proud. I was named after a character from Wind In The Willows however, and not a princess - haha.
-- starryeyedsurprise  6/22/2006
Pretty, sweet and lively.
-- Anonymous User  6/24/2006
My younger sister is called Sarah and I think it's a beautiful name. It's feminine, classic, and charming. Sarah sounds great for a person of any age, I really like it.
-- jml92  6/27/2006
Sarah is a refined name. It's popular here in England but it's not as common as say, Emily and Laura. We tend not to use 'Sara'. Apart from my sister's name *Claire* I think Sarah is the prettiest.
-- S.West  7/11/2006
I like the name Sarah but it's overused. Otherwise I would use it, perhaps!
-- pindaprincess  7/13/2006
A very beautiful classic name. I have only known of 2 girls named Sarah, none in my boys' classes at school.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2006
In Spanish, this name is pronounced SAH-rah.
-- Anonymous User  7/19/2006
There is a book titled "Sarah, Plain and Tall." There is also a set of movies based on the book.
-- Anonymous User  7/19/2006
A famous bearer of this name is Sarah Jessica Parker. SJP.
-- Anonymous User  7/27/2006
I think the name Sarah is too plain. It has a nice history and meaning, but I know way too many Sarahs.
-- ekatz7  8/1/2006
My name is Sarah and I think my parents were waaaay too boring with the names they named my siblings and I. The girl next to me in lockers is named Sarah too and things get very confusing when someone's trying to get our attention. I would advise all of you parents to pick a different name. Yes it is classy, timeless, or whatever but it's so sfe. Pick something unique or something different for you daughter. Trust me she will be glad you did.
-- sarah11  8/9/2006
In my opinion this name is rather plain and too popular.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2006
British fashion guru Trinny Woodall was born Sarah-Jane Woodall, but adopted the name Trinny at school.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2006
Sarah Beeny is a successful British property developer who presents the TV shows Property Ladder and Streets Ahead.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2006
This is my big sister's name and I really like it. I agree about it being common and being used in loads of big films like The Terminator but I really like it and suits my sister very well.
-- corrielover  8/10/2006
Too popular!
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2006
I like the name Sarah, but I think spelling it Sara and pronouncung it sair-ah is prettier. It's common yes, but after reading A Little Proncess, I would use Sara. Definitely. I have a little 7 year old friend named Sarah, and she's so adorable!
-- stormy_lovegood  8/12/2006
Well I do think the name is very pretty, but sometimes too popular. My name is Sarah and so is my best friend's AND my sister-in-law (oh boy! haha). Whenever people call our name we both look so it gets really confusing which is why I'm starting to put down my real name anymore which is Sarahjean.
-- Ankoku  8/16/2006
I've always thought Sarah was a bit boring and goody goody sounding. Although it is a sophisticated name, I don't favor it much.
-- Anonymous User  8/17/2006
Don't like this name, it's so boring! My impression of Sarah would be this boring plain girl that nobody likes.
-- Anonymous User  8/18/2006
During the Salem witch trials of 1692 a number of women with the name Sarah were accused of witchcraft. Among them were Sarah Osbourne, Sarah Cloyce, Sarah Wilde, Sarah Bishop, and Sarah Goode.
-- seanh  8/19/2006
My best friend's name is Sarah so I like it a lot and I don't think it is boring. All the Sarahs I know are all funny and crazy like me.
-- coffe  8/20/2006
Beautiful model Sarah O'Hare is a famous bearer.
-- audreyhubley  8/28/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Sarah here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
It's a beautiful name, but sadly overused.
-- xKatiex  9/14/2006
Sarah has been on the top 1000 list since the 1880's. Its most popular years were the 1980's and 1990's where it ranked 5.
-- Anonymous User  9/25/2006
The girl's name Seren, which means "star" in Welsh, could be an alternative if you like Sarah but want a name that is more unique.
-- Anonymous User  9/26/2006
As a "Sarah" myself, I think this name is just wonderful. It's used in almost every language and sounds good in all of them. The different accents always make the name seem more flavourable, lol. That's how I see it.

Two of my best friends are Sarah's and one of them doesn't really like the name because of it's popularity. I told her that that's what makes it more attractive for me.

So what if it's very common to the extent that when you turn around to face the person who called you, you realize he/she is looking at some other Sarah. I don't get annoyed or feel confused in these situations. I think it's highly amusing especially when some mom behind you is yelling and scolding her daughter (who, of course is also called Sarah).

That's what makes the name not boring and plain. I mean, how many people have their name used in some services and on some products? (okay, maybe there's many, but still). Also, those "confusing" incidents can sometimes make your day more interesting (which is not boring).

Ironically, the popularity of the name Sarah actually makes it unique. As if you're in a special organization or have a VIP card. Even though that may sound immature and insane, that's how I feel about it. The only annoying thing about the name is that it can get your hopes up. For example, you're waiting for the host to call out the winner of the prize: "And the winner is Sarah..." But then he says her last name and you know it's not you.

Anyways, I guess my rambling shows how much I like...love this name.
-- Swarrah  9/29/2006
I love this name. It is biblical, and has a wonderful meaning.
-- Emma McHnery  10/18/2006
Sarah Williams, played by Jennifer Connelly, is the main female protagonist of the 1986 Jim Henson movie Labyrinth. After wishing away her younger half-brother, Toby, Sarah must make her way through a complicated labyrinth to take him back from the Goblin King.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  10/21/2006
I love the name Sarah-Jane, it's the best name for a girl! I've only known 2 Sarahs in my life, one spelt her name Sara the other Sarah, but I think with the h it is nicer!
-- Anonymous User  11/4/2006
Sarah Sadler is a Christian music artist.
-- Anonymous User  11/11/2006
There is an author named Sarah Lovett.
-- Anonymous User  11/28/2006
I like this name. It sounds delicate. My best friend's name is Sarah so this name has a whole new meaning for me. I pronounce it sair-uh. It looks better with the "h".
-- Anonymous User  12/23/2006
A friend of mine was named Sarah, naturally, after the famous 80's song 'Sara Smile' by pop/rock duo Hall & Oates. She hates every mention of the song because she was constantly tormented by it growing up. For me, however, it's one of my favorite songs by the group, and I was almost named after it myself (before the decision was changed to Olivia by my mother at the last minute).

Each Sarah I've known has always been a good friend to me. All of them try to understand any issues I have and want to help me through them.
-- Daisee  1/3/2007
I've already commented on this name. I have this name and I despise it with a fiery passion. DO NOT NAME YOUR CHILD SARAH if you want her to feel like an individual. I'm officially going by a variety of nicknames at the moment, my favorites being "Mo" and my last name. Sarah is a beautiful name, but extremely overused. I can't believe my parents stuck me with such a horrible name!
-- kaistuck  1/20/2007
My name is Sarah, and I am acquainted with a girl named Sara. One day she said to me, "Do you spell your name the right way?" I, not knowing how she spelled hers, answered in the affirmative. "Without the 'H'?" she asked. I laughed and answered that no, mine was spelt with the 'H'. I thought it was amusing that we both thought our name was spelled the "right way". Really, though, since this name is from Hewbrew, which uses an entirely different alphabet, there is no "right way", even if you want to name your child after Sarah in the Bible.
-- Anonymous User  1/30/2007
My name is Sarah and I pronounce it s-air-rah.
-- sazza  2/15/2007
I have a neighbor named Sarah, and she looks very delicate, and I think the name suits her. I also know someone else named Sarah, and she neither likes nor dislikes her name. She doesn't care. That's the smartest way to go. Ok. Ramblings over. Good name 9/10.
-- stormy_lovegood  2/17/2007
I love the name Sarah, with an H, sounded out Saira. It is my favorite name. I have known people or observed people named Sarah--some have been more feminine, others tomboys. I identify the name more with tomboys. I've also seen Sarah's who are hyper, or Sarah's who are gentle. My favorite combo is Sarah Leanne, named after my friend Sarah Leanne, who is an example of the tomboy version of my connotation of the name. She can be both hyper and gentle. I like this name so much that I am using it in my novel in progress.
-- a_lovers_charm  3/8/2007
This name may be very popular in many countries, but in modern day Israel it's considered old fashioned. Outside the orthodox or religious community, it's very rare to find little girls named this way. Other versions like Sarit or Sarai are more common - there's a famous case of a popular singer who was originally called Sarah Hudadov, but changed it to the more attractive and modern-sounding Sarit Hadad.
-- LilyFair  3/10/2007
I think it's a horrible name. It is so wierd. I don't know why it's popular. I've always related that name to girls who, let's just say, I don't get along with or a VERY annoying.
-- Anonymous User  3/23/2007
Here in New Zealand a very famous bearer is Sarah Ulmer, a Gold medalist at cycling.
-- Koolgal  3/30/2007
It's a nice enough name, but I guess I was just turned off this name because I knew a really mean Sarah.
-- Brunette23  4/1/2007
I like this name, but I didn't realise how popular it is until recently. I go to school with probably a dozen Sara(h)s.
-- Anonymous User  4/2/2007
Sarah (in my opinion) is pronounced Sair-ah. Sah-rah (in my opinion) is spelt Sara.
-- Clodagh  4/9/2007
I think Sarah's a nice sounding name and it has a timeless quality about it. I like the name Sarah and I plan on using it for a book I'm writing.
-- lisa_7  4/11/2007
The name (no offense) is way too overused and way boring. I prefer Emily or Olivia or something. If you are going to have a girl, don't name it Sarah. It's too boring, simple, and overused.
-- spaz123  4/15/2007
My sister's name is Sarah. I think this name is way too common. I also have a cousin named Sarah. My boss is named Sarah. Another one of my manager's name is Sarah. The AP officer is named Sarah. Do you get what I mean? Too common.
-- moonfoot  4/16/2007
Did you ever think that maybe the name is so common because it appeals to a lot of people for its beauty and unique meaning? Sara no matter how you spell it is a classic name and has always been popular. Every little girl dreams about princesses, so it strikes a cord with women especially. Just look at how many comments the name has! It's a good name. By the way, Emily is a really popular name too so if you were looking for an alternative that might not be the best one, but I do like that name too.
-- BeeBee  4/17/2007
I don't get how this name is overused and boring. In my life I have only met one Sarah and I am nineteen years old. I have met so many Emily's and Olivia's though, way more than Sarah.
Also how is this name boring? It has a nice, pretty sound to it and it may not be elaborate and so unique but Emily isn't either. I could say Emily is boring since it is the top of the list almost everywhere.
-- Anonymous User  4/21/2007
I don't care about how beautiful this name is. I don't like it, because I think it's too common. It's my opinion. I don't like it because I've known way more Sarahs in my life than Emilys or Marys or whatever else and I've never had a good experience with them, including my own sister and cousin.
-- moonfoot  4/26/2007
I think this name is very pretty. It is much prettier with an 'h' at the end.
-- CharlieRob  5/5/2007
When I was younger I never really cared for this name but now I love it. It's pretty, sophisticated and has a great meaning 'princess', quite a lot of girls in their twenties and thirties have it but not so many little girls now and it's a name that lasts. Sarah is the name of my lead character in a story I have written and ever since then I just love the name!
-- Poet kc  5/11/2007
My sister's name is Sarah. And I think it suits her well. She is a modern woman with classical style. She is proud, yet gentle. A thinker. A great big sister, mom, and teacher. When she was born everyone asked why our parents used an "old grandma's name." I realize there are many with the same name, but if you look at the world around you there aren't too many names that are not overused. Honestly, I think it is a perfect name, for a wonderful sister. I highly recommend using it.
-- Anonymous User  5/30/2007
I think Biblical names should make a standout in their own right. Sarah is a lovely name and has a great history. I like the meaning and I'd name someone (a daughter or niece maybe) this one day. :-)
-- Loni_maryrose  6/3/2007
My name is Sarah. I like the name abstractly- I mean, I think it's a pretty name- but do not like having it at all. I dislike how common it is, and sharing it with two girls who are in most of my classes. When I was young, I hated the meaning "princess", feeling it did not suit me at all. I've tried various ways of changing my name (spelling it Cera as in triCERAtops, which got me teased and I wound up hating, being called by my last name), but never really liked any of them. I might wind up legally changing it to something completly different.

On the other hand, with the recent trends of kr8tiff spellings (such as my third-grade Cera, but give me a break. I was in third grade) and cute-pie names that won't age well, I'm starting to become less annoyed with my name. I would rather be a Sarah than a Kaeleigh! (No offence to anyone named Kaeleigh, I don't want to start a fight. Having the name just would frustrate me.)
-- Spider from Mars  6/10/2007
I love this name! Simple and pretty. It is kinda common, but it still sounds nice.
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2007
Also a unusual feminine name in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/2/2007
Sara is far more popular in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/2/2007
A Slovene name? The Slovene nation will break out by using such horrible foreign names.
-- Anonymous User  1/20/2008
I found this website that lists Bible verses in association with each name. The actual denotation of each name is generally nowhere near as accurate as
BTN, but I thought the verse thing was cool. Verse for Sarah is Isaiah 62:3. See result by searching for Sarah at
http://www.homesteaddesigns.com/name_meaning_search.htm
or, for an easier translation of the Bible verse, search for Isaiah 62 on
http://www.biblegateway.com.
-- a_lovers_charm  7/19/2007
I think that Sarah is a lovely name, no matter its pronunciation. It has an air of sophistication and beauty. Although many people share this name, it isn't really what you would call a 'common' name.
-- Thepowerofthree  8/12/2007
I think it's becoming too common but it's a pretty name.
-- Anonymous User  8/24/2007
Too Jewish or alternately, too Puritan American. Sarah Plain and Tall? Well, plain anyway.
-- johann14  9/25/2007
When I was pregnant with my daughter twenty-five years ago, it never occurred to me to name her Sarah, although it is a pretty name. I'm so glad I didn't because I've never in my life known so many people with any one name as Sarah! And they are all in their mid-twenties. It's the only instance I can think of in which meeting so many people with one name has actually caused me to hate the sound of it! But, objectively speaking, I admit that it's pretty sounding and it is a classic.
By the way, Swarrah, saying "the popularity of the name Sarah actually makes it unique" makes no sense and is a complete oxymoron. The meaning of "unique" is "one of a kind". People misuse this word on these boards all the time, employing it when what they really mean is "fairly or somewhat unusual." I'm sorry, I'm just a stickler for the English language.
-- queenv  9/28/2007
Can also be spelled Serah. Serah bat Asher was the first person to point out that Moses would be the redeemer and was the only one who knew where Joseph was buried so they could take his remains out of Egypt. According to the Talmud, she did not die but like Enoch and Elijah she was taken to heaven without death.
-- ElizainEngland  10/22/2007
I think the meaning is more 'dutchess' than 'princess', dunnow, in English they might be the same thing. My impression is that 'princess' is someone young and pretty and 'dutchess' sort of more mature character.
-- Anonymous User  11/8/2007
Well my name is pronounced Sair-a and is therefore spelt Saira! Nice thinking on my parents' part. :-) But people get confused sometimes. I've had sah-ra and sah-ria and sye-rah. My friends and I put bets on when we have substitute teachers who attempt to pronounce it.
-- sairalouise  11/10/2007
Sarah is a pretty name. I don't think of it as plain or boring and the meaning is gorgeous. Too many Sarahs out there, that's true, but I still like it.
-- Anonymous User  11/20/2007
A classic biblical name that will never go out of style. Not too trendy, yet not thought of as an old lady name, either. A great name to go with, and one that will leave you content with your choice.
-- Rowanne  12/4/2007
A famous bearer is Australian House DJ Sarah Main.
-- Maggie_Simpson  12/8/2007
Arabic should definitely be added to the usage list of this name. It is a common name amongst Arabs and Muslims elsewhere. In Arabic script, it is written as سارة. [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  1/3/2008
I love the name Sarah. My daughter just had her second child and named her Sarah. It took the 7 years to conceive Sarah. I think it is very becoming that she named this child Sarah because, as in the Bible, Sarah had faith that God would allow her to conceive and she did while very much up in age. I believe that we should appreciate our birth names because they may very well hold a great significance to who we are and who we become. God does say that He knows us even in the womb so He has to know what names we would bare, right?
-- mawmaw90910007  1/4/2008
My parents chose to call me Sarah because it's a name that never seems to go out of fashion etc. And I didn't mind it when I was very young. But I grew up to dislike it more and more, not helped by going all through my school years with at least one other Sarah in my classes! To make things even worse I have a horribly common surname as well, one that many Sarah's seem to have.

Someone mentioned about Elizabeth seeming to be quite a popular middle name to go with Sarah - I'm one of them, though I prefer Elizbeth as a name.

Interestingly, I do like the name Isaac and would seriously consider it for my first son - and that was before reading the info in the entry for Sarah on here!
-- Anonymous User  1/7/2008
I was named Sarah Elizabeth. This has already been said to be a very popular conjunction. I'm from the south so they put the names together for the double name effect. I've always been known as Sarahbeth. I love this because it makes me special, unique. All the other Sarah's were just Sarah.
-- Sarahbeth816  1/18/2008
To me, it has always seemed that Sarah was a name you could never go wrong with. It's classic, elegant, and beautiful.
-- Mel_13  2/1/2008
My parents named me Sarah-Louise but started to call me just Sarah after people started calling me Sarah-Lou which put them off the Louise part. I'm from Ireland and I pronounce it SAIR-ah and I have never had someone call me SAH-ah. I think the name is lovely, it's a classic but sadly overused which really annoys me. There are 7 Sarahs in my school year alone! I would like to change my name someday in the future but I wouldn't know what to change it to! Or I'd like to be known as Sarah-Louise again!
-- sarahlouise9215  2/4/2008
My name is Sarah, and I don't like my name too much, it's too lady like for me (I'm a total tomboy), so my riends call me Aranel. It means 'Sarah" in Elvish (JRR Tolkien's language).
-- dreamflower  2/7/2008
I can't stand this name. Not only because I just don't like it, but every time you meet some one and ask her her name and it's Sarah, you say, "What's your middle name?"
"Grace." UGGHH! I know 4 Sarahs. 2 Sarah Graces. But my children all know about 3 different Sarahs and most of them are Sarah Graces. It's starting to get on my nerves.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/17/2008
I love the name Sarah and I plan on using it as a middle name for my second daughter. I live in Holland and Sarah isn't as popular here as it seems to be in America, so I don't think it's boring at all. I think a little girly-girl named Sarah would be really pleased when she found out her name means princess. I prefer the spelling Sarah over Sara because without the h it just doesn't seem complete to me.
-- renee06  2/29/2008
Too common and blah for me. I know probably about 10 Sarahs.
-- jasmineenimsaj  3/2/2008
Sarah Lancashire is an English actress who played Raquel Watts on Coronation Street.
-- Mtbridge  3/11/2008
Actress/comedian Sarah Silverman.
-- FMRadio  3/15/2008
My name is Sarah, it is an okay name, but I would rather be named something more unique.
-- sarah13  3/16/2008
Sarah Bolger - the older sister of Emma Bolger - is an Irish actress and was in "In America" just like her sister.
-- Dianna475  3/26/2008
I personally really dislike my name. When I hear other people with more unique names, I get extremely jealous. And wherever I'm going, one second, I hear someone call "Sarah" and I turn around, and they're not even calling me! It is extremely annoying. I think I'm just going to go by my last name when I get to college.
-- Anonymous User  4/10/2008
Sarah also means "pure, happy" in Sindhi, a famous fictional bearer of this name is Sarah-Jane Smith, who was a companion in Doctor Who, and also had a TV series on CBBC, called The Sarah-Jane Adventures.
-- JewellPhoenix  4/30/2008
Bah, this name is SO overused! It's not a bad name, but classical and overly common names like this often make me think that many people who bear them just weren't wanted children. Now, don't get me wrong, I know that some people are named after relatives and famous people, but even that can be a way of not bothering much. Then there are the people who did want the child very much, but just got lazy with the name choice. On a positive note, the name doesn't sound like a ghetto or trailer trash name, and it doesn't sound infantile either.
-- slight night shiver  5/5/2008
I used to hate this name because it's fairly common and a lot of people used to call me Sarah (I'm a Rachel) because I just 'look like a Sarah'. Which, obviously, bothered me.

I'm quite fond of this name now, I know a lot of nice Sarah's that have made me like it these days. In Australia it is pronounced Ser-ah, generally speaking.

But in my year at school we had two Sara's, one pronounced it like Sarah the other Sar-ah. So that was interesting for the poor teachers!
-- Miss-Rory  5/23/2008
On June 15, 1905, Triplet sisters Annis, Sarah and Frances Waggoner are born in the United States. The three sisters each celebrate their 93rd birthdays in 1998 to earn the honors of oldest living triplets in the U.S. Sarah passes away on January 24, 1999 at 93 years, 223 days.
-- Patricia Underwood  5/28/2008
I am a Sarah, proud of it! Although, to be more original, my parents ended up naming me Sarah-Marie Elizabeth. Which is a little weird, to use three VERY common names together, but while I've met other Sarah Marie's, and Sarah Elizabeth's, I've never met another Sarah-Marie Elizabeth!

Growing up, I went by just Sarah, usually having to be Sarah S. With my last name, because of the multitude of Sarah's I've gone to school with. In high school, people tended to just call me by my last name, Storm, because it was so unique, and everyone knew who they were talking about that way. I got tired though, of being referred to as Storm, or Sarah Storm, so in college I've started going by Sarah-Marie, which sets me apart a bit!

Still, beautiful name! I love having it! It's actually kind of cool to share the name with other people, especially if you become good friends, it becomes part of the bond. In my church actually, there are the "four stages of Sarah" because there is a Sarah that is in her late 20s and married, there is me, the college-aged Sarah, there is a middle school Sarah, and a baby named Sarah. It's all kind of cool! :)
-- stormy7  6/4/2008
This name is extremely common, true, but I love it. I can't help it. It's a beautiful name. As a child I always wished I was called Sarah, because I grew up with a name that is pretty unusual for my age group (Susanna), and wanted a common, but pretty name. Now I've come to appreciate unusual names, and actually like my own, but I still named my first daughter Sarah. She's 16 now, and rather fond of her name.
-- Anonymous User  6/12/2008
Sarah is way too over-used.
-- liver  6/24/2008
I have four bothers and no sisters, I am a Sara(h)the fact that the name means princes is not exactly a good thing- people already accuse me of being the princes seeing as I am the only girl.
I think the name is way too overused! It is however a very pretty name and I do like being named Sarah because it is such a timeless name. It is always fun when I meet anther Sarah (no matter their age) and ask- do you spell your name with or without the H?. It is a good choice overall.
-- Anonymous User  6/27/2008
It's a pretty name, regardless whether or not it has an H in it, but it's too common for my liking.
-- bananarama  7/30/2008
A noteworthy bearer was British actress Sarah Siddons (July 5, 1755 – June 8, 1831), well-known for her portrayal of Lady MacBeth in Shakespeare's "Macbeth", as well as other Shakespearean plays including "Othello", "As You Like It", "Hamlet", and "Coriolanus". She is remembered in the name of the Chicago, Illinois-based Sarah Siddons Society, a group that yearly awards the Sarah Siddons award for distinguished contributions to Chicago theatre.
-- AndrewJKD  8/6/2008
Ashley, Emily, Hannah, Sarah, and Tiffany all have one thing in common: overused.
-- erb816  8/22/2008
I can't resist adding Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, born in 1964 as Sarah Louise Heath.
-- Jonquil  8/30/2008
I agree with the earlier comment. You can't judge someone just because of their name. There were two Sarah's that I graduated with. I'm best friends with one and can't stand the other one, yet they have the same name. Doesn't mean they are the same person.
-- Fire1815  9/7/2008
I've always liked the name Sarah. It sounds so sweet and innocent.
-- KayeKiLa  9/14/2008
I never really cared much for this name, whenever I hear it I think of either little girls licking lollipops that just seem sickeningly sweet or I think of a real plain and boring person. I would actually kind of like it except for the fact that it's so popular, in my opinion it would make kids feel unoriginal to have the same name as millions of other people. I don't have kids yet but when I do there is no way I'm going to name any one of them anything popular, I want them to have unique names that only they would really have. Although I don't want to give them a name that they would get teased about.
-- Anonymous User  9/24/2008
A very pretty, classic name. However I've started to associate it with Sarah Palin, defender of Alaska from Putin and other Russians who want to "sneak in" and it is extremely popular. Still a pretty name though.
-- CheandTrig  10/1/2008
I really like this name. It's short and sweet. But I know so many Sarahs/Saras/etc., I've lost count and it's quite frustrating.
-- CanadianChibi  11/20/2008
John Connor's mother is called Sarah in the Terminator films. I don't really like the films, but she is quite a cool character.
-- Saffine Grace  12/2/2008
A famous bearer; author, essayist, historian, and radio personality Sarah Vowell.
-- shn8698  12/16/2008
I think the H is quite unnecessary. The spelling Sara is much prettier.
-- Anonymous User  1/9/2009
Well, Sarah's popularity depends on the decade. Some decades, it's more popular than others. The thing about Sarah, is that it's Biblical and classic. Besides, you can pair Sarah up with a not so common middle name if you're worried about popularity, but still want to use it. Popularity shouldn't deter you from using a name. I agree with whoever said to think about Emily. It's popular, and yet, still gets used. I'm trying to pick a name I think everyone can agree on and that my cousins aren't likely to use. Sarah is a good name that everyone in my family can agree on.
-- Lumiereslove  1/14/2009
Who cares if it is overused? It's a wonderful name! And I like the spelling of Sarah better than Sara.
-- Anonymous User  2/20/2009
It's taken me a long time to appreciate my name, which is Sarah and we pronounce it "S'air-Rah": but I really don't mind when people pronounce it Sah-rah. I think that Sarah is one of those names that can just hold so many meanings for people, and for me in particular.

My mum liked the name as soon as she heard it, and it held family significance. She also was rather fond of its meaning - "princess".

My Dad's Italian so sometimes he'll pronounce it as Sah-rah or even drop the h at the end when he writes to me. In Italian, to pronounce it as S'air-Rah is the same as the Italian word 'sera' which means "evening/night". When he first wrote my name in a photo album he spelt it as Sera, accidentally or intentionally I'm not sure. He had an Aunty Serafina and sometimes I get that too.

The origin of the name Sarah is religious, and because my Dad's parents are Christians they particularly like it. My Nonno (grandfather) also gives me the nickname "principessa" (pronounced Prin-chee-pess-sah) which keeps in with the name's meaning.

This is one of the beauties of the Sarah/Sara name and how it can be pronounced. It holds so many meanings to so many people, and when its combined with other names (eg: Sarah-Jane) its meaning expands.
-- sarah-grrrl  4/18/2009
I love this name! Loads of people have said this name is very common, but for me I've only known one Sarah. This is a lovely, sophisticated name for me and I would love to name a future daughter this, then again I say that about most names, but I have loved this name since I was young so this one might stick!
-- Anonymous User  4/24/2009
I prefer Sara. It looks much better.
-- Anonymous User  5/13/2009
My littlest sister's name. Very pretty and feminine. She pronounces it "SAI-rah".
-- Gothiclovesick  5/13/2009
Sarah is graceful and pretty I think of a koi pond with fish in it when I hear this name. I get a good vibe from I girl that I know, named Sarah, around her.
-- Gods.daughter  5/13/2009
I like the meaning behind the name and the Biblical association but it is way too common.
-- shananana  6/21/2009
Sara was also the name of the main character in the Andean maize legend. Sara Chojllu was a young woman who died due to a battle, but gave life to the maize plant from her heart watered by his husband's tears.

A little summary of this legend can be found here:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/robert_beer/english_summaries.htm#Sara%20Chojllu

It's a beautiful name.
-- ren91  7/1/2009
In The Netherlands is it custom to call someone's 50th birthday Sarah for a woman and Abraham for a man.
-- Kaat5  10/4/2009
I know like a zillion Sarahs (and no I am NOT kidding). It is annoying. I yell out "Sarah!" at school like 3 girls turn around. It is annoying I hear this name way too much. Be more original parents!
-- italiannames  10/4/2009
I'm sorry, I just don't like this name. The meaning is okay, but not very real. Everyday girls aren't princesses, they should have more unique names with better meanings, meanings that actually mean something that isn't stuck up like 'princess'. And I know people can name their kids whatever they want and all that blah, it's just frustrating. Sarah just really does sound plain and boring to me, and in America, if you yell 'Sarah!' anywhere (especially at school) probably 5 or more heads will turn around. I agree with the comment 'Sarah Plain and Tall', because it really does sound just like a plain, normal girl with no ambition, and parents, naming your daughter Sarah doesn't really seem to me like someone who wants their child to succeed, it just seems like they had to other name options and are unoriginal. I think there are much better, much more prettier names with more unique meanings than 'Sarah'. Uggggh. And I understand wanting to name your child something biblical, but really? Sarah? Again, even with biblical names there are more unique names than 'Sarah'.
-- Anonymous User  10/18/2009
You must really, really hate this name. I mean, yes, Sarah is dull, but you are saying that my parents didn't want me to succeed because they named me Sarah, a name they absolutely loved. It meant a lot to my parents. But what do you care? And somehow my name makes me have no ambition. How does that even work? I totally understand that people doesn't like this name because it's sooo common (I'm not so fond of it either - my taste in names are very different from my parents'), but you're just plain rude.
-- Anonymous User  3/9/2010
This name is nice and simple but a little plain. However, you can't go wrong with this name.
-- starz26  4/15/2010
It's a beautiful name. It makes me think of a pretty young girl who works towards her dreams and encourages others to do the same. It's a little too common, but it really is a good choice for a daughter.
-- Black_X  5/9/2010
Sarah is one of my least favourite names. It's plain, completely overrated and sounds strange. I don't understand why so many people like it.
-- Anonymous User  5/25/2010
Ugly, ugly name. Call me strange, but for some reason it reminds me of vomit in hair.
-- Anonymous User  6/20/2010
Sarah Patterson is an actress that is best known for playing Rosaleen in Neil Jordon's 'The Company of Wolves'.
-- Antique_Cherub  7/9/2010
I really dislike this name. It is WAY too popular these days. I also know too many trashy, snobbish, annoying, unpleasant people named Sarah. Would have been a good name pre-1980, but all of the revolting Sarahs I know are younger than this. "Princess" indeed!
-- Anonymous User  7/13/2010
I think it's nice! It can fit any sort of person, and it's not trendy nor dated.
-- Chrila96  8/19/2010
I commented a long time ago that I thought Sarah was overused, and I left it at that. Do I still think it's overused? Yes, to an extent. It has never really fallen out of fashion, and I know *several* girls of my generation named Sarah. However (like Emily in a way), I can understand the popularity very well: it's a beautiful name, yet simple enough for everyday use.

I used to prefer the spelling Sara over Sarah, but I now find Sara kind of incomplete. I now want the 'h' at the end.

What can help spice up Sarah is an atypical middle name. Sarah Elizabeth seems to be a popular combination, but both names (while beautiful) are very common. The middle name needs to be something different... I quite like the combo Sarah Gillian.
-- erb816  11/22/2010
This name is too common and, frankly, quite boring. It sounds to me like one of those names that parents would bestow upon their child because they're too lazy to think of other names ("Oh, to hell with it! Just name her Sarah.").
-- Meadow  4/2/2011
Sarah has got to be one of the ugliest names I've ever heard of. I have no idea why it's so common.
-- Amalthea  5/27/2011
"Sarah Smiles" is a song by Panic! At the Disco.
-- guardgirl15  5/31/2011
Sarah Vida is the main character in two of Amelia Atwater-Rhodes' novels, Shattered Mirror and All Just Glass. In Shattered Mirror, she is a Witch of the Vida line, known for their Vampire-hunting prowess. In All Just Glass, she is a Vampire of Kendra's line.
-- VioletViolence  7/7/2011
Sarah Madelaine Martineau was a goldsmith.
-- Anonymous User  9/7/2011
The name is quite common and boring, but when you consider the meaning and the language it comes from, it makes you think of fantasy, like a genie princess or something.
-- Hushpuppy  9/19/2011
I can't stand the name, I think Sarah is an ugly name.
-- Missy125  10/27/2011
Sarah is the name of my older sister. And although it's quite overused I really love it, it sounds great and trendy:) xoxo
-- Grace_Scarlette  10/28/2011
I love this name. It's one of my friends' names. I love how it means "princess in her own right" like someone above me said. My favorite combinations are Sarah Charity, although it sounds pretentious and the meaning is pretentious it just flows nicely, and Sarah Maris "lady/princess of the sea" i.e. mermaid or royal mermaid. :)
-- Meapergirl  12/12/2011
I forgot to mention how I also like the Salem witch trials assosciation. My friend whose name is Sarah has the same name as one the witches! That's how I found out about the every-other-witch-was-named-Sarah thing; I googled my friend's name on a whim. This name is lovely! I personally pronounce it Sair-uh but I like all of the pronunciations.
-- Meapergirl  12/12/2011
Sar'rah in Arabic means pleasing woman.
-- DrHaiyan  1/27/2012
This is my name but I spell it Sareh sometimes. And, yes with an "e". I pronounce it "sair-rah".

I've moved a lot and wherever I go, there's a million Sarahs. I love the name, but it's WAY TOO COMMON. I went to a very small high school and there were 3 Sarahs in my class alone and at least one other Sarah in the other grades. Someone would yell Sarah and I'd turn my head and realize they weren't talking to me.
-- Sareh L.  1/29/2012
Nice name. I also like the meaning (princess).
-- Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
A variation of the name has been used for a secondary character in Final Fantasy XIII and a main character in Final Fantasy XIII-2, Serah Farron, who is the sister of Lightning and fiancee of Snow Villiers.
-- Dessa  6/29/2012
This name is just as classic and pretty as can be. I knew a few Sarahs growing up in the 80's, but I don't hear it much at all anymore.
-- nutmeg77  10/11/2012
SARAH is the "smart house" owned by Sheriff Carter in the Syfy series Eureka. SARAH is voiced by actor Neil Grayston.
-- Fray  11/20/2012
My name is Sarah (pronounced sair-a) and my middle name is Jane. I think my name is nice enough but it is too commonly used. My friends don't care and just call me Sarah but my family know I think its too common and call me Sarah-Jane as just one name. It realy annoys me when I go into a class and a new teacher does the register, they always ask is it sair-a or sah-rah. Especially when the person sat next to me is called Zara (similer to sar-rah). I get really annoyed and confused.
-- sdalton.12  1/19/2013
British actor Tom Hiddleston has an older sister named Sarah.
-- Anonymous User  2/3/2013
I don't care how common this name is, I absolutely love it! :)
-- Oohvintage  3/5/2013
In the Septimus Heap novels, Septimus' mum is called this.
-- QuillHeart  6/2/2013
I like this name but I prefer Sara.
-- MeinNameIstMelissa  6/12/2013
Such a common, boring name. It reminds me of a middle aged secretary, for some reason.
-- Anonymous User  6/29/2013
It reminds me of someone who would wear heavy jewellery, for some reason. Very metallic sounding.
-- Anonymous User  7/11/2013
Sarah is such a beautiful name. It goes well with every age and it has a cool meaning. And it's biblical which I love. Don't hate it because it's common.
-- lottie15ward  8/30/2013
Good meaning behind it but it doesn't sound very pretty. Just sort of plain and dull. But pretty in its own way.
-- Gio123  9/12/2013
This is a gorgeous name, Sara. And the meaning is good. My second name is Sara but it's not why I love this name. I just love it. It's an ancient and timeless name of a woman of faith. Ancient is just so powerful.
-- Pussy-Meow  10/13/2013
Dr. Sarah Page was a character from the British TV show Primeval. She was portrayed by Laila Rouass.
-- Fray  11/26/2013
I don't know why this name is so popular. It is plain and lacks anything special to me. It's really common too. 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. It's really, super popular.
-- Anonymous User  2/8/2014
Sarah is a good name, and has a lot of strength when you pronounce it.
-- Anonymous User  5/20/2014
I have always hated this name, but now I think it's the worst one. Sorry to write it, but that is only my opinion, and I beleive, you won't change your impressions.
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2014
Sarah is my name and I have always loved it. I chose it myself and had my name legally changed because I found it to be a great name for many reasons, including that it's classic, biblical, and the sound and spelling. Sarah was in the top ten names in popularity from '78 - '02. I was born in 1992 so I come across other Sarahs my age but don't care because I've made it my own. There are no other Sarahs in my circle of friends, however my sister in law named her daughter Sarah Marie in 2014. I was surprised since it is much less popular now, so is Marie for that matter.
-- S4acre  6/13/2014
This is my name. I love it, and it didn't matter that I always had at least one other girl in my class every year with the same name. It means princess. One book of names said Sarah was the little black dress of names, a classic. I prefer it spelled with an H at the end, but it doesn't matter if people misspell it. Almost every Sarah I meet has been very nice and we usually become very good friends.
-- Songofecho  7/5/2014
This is my name :) As a child I enjoyed meeting other little Sarah's in the playground. In my teenage years I did look for something more unique. I now go by Sar with close friends.
I think no matter what your name is, embrace it. Lots of people talk about unique names and there is a reason why they're unique. Lol.
I'm glad I'm Sarah. It's beautiful and I don't have any problems with it.
-- Sar  8/10/2014
Certainly not unique, it's a common name everywhere, but still one that people often seem to like.
-- Anonymous User  8/12/2014
Has such a lovely meaning and is so beautiful sounding! (^^)b. Sally is a sweet nickname. ♡ ☺.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  8/18/2014

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