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Sarai means "you'll be" in Italian.
Pan di Stelle 95  10/7/2019
I always thought it was pronounced Sa-ray which I never really liked. But I'm happy I found out this pronunciation, it's so much prettier to me!
futuremother99  10/27/2018
This is my name. I hate my name- people always pronounce it wrong and I just hate it.
saraimeza-lopez  10/14/2017
My daughter's name is Sarai, pronounced suh-RYE. I saw it written in the bible and that's how I pronounced it, and no one corrected me. I always thought it was pretty when I was a teen, and decided that my first daughter (if I had kids) would be named Sarai.
klong0001  1/10/2017
I prefer this to the less common Sarah, as you hear it less and it still has Biblical roots and meaning. If you like Sarah, but want something less common, this is a great alternative.
ERK  10/20/2016
Also spelled "Sarae".
Eileen1209864  6/24/2016
Makes me think too much of psoriasis.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2016
I didn't know my name meant "Princess".
That's awesome, I love my name now.
Sarai Anguiano  4/1/2016
It is my name and I like it. One day I was at the airport and a woman told me that I should change that name into Sarah. I asked why she said that Sarai means childless! I dis-agred with her and am now 21 weeks pregnant!
Thanks, I did not know the meaning of my name and now I have known it. Princess.
Sarai Nak  5/28/2015
Sarai is a biblical name. Sarai means "princess". Sarai was the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. She had 3 names in her lifetime; Yescah as a child, which means "to see/gaze upon", Sarai which she changed to once she was older during a spiritual refinement, & Sarah, the name given to her by God. Sarai was known for her prophecy, her astounding beauty, kindness, purity, and loyalty to God. She was also a role model to mothers during and well beyond her time. Sarai/Sarah was truly blessed with many miracles by God during her lifetime; one being the ability to give birth to her only son Isaac, pain free, at the age of 90yrs old after believing to be unable to bear children for many years.
(Baby on the way will be named Sarai.)
msmill  5/17/2015
Sarai means 'palace' in Turkish.
Thalia  1/1/2014
Wow, I didn't know this was a real name. I know someone with this name, and I always thought her parents made it up as a "creative" form of Sarah or something. I honestly don't know how she pronounces it, because most teachers say it like Sarah E, and she says that it's correct. It sounds really ridiculous to be honest, I'm pretty sure it's more like Sair-eye, which sounds pretty cool.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2013
I can't say I like this name. The questionable meaning solidifies my feeling. Singer Brandy Norwood has a daughter named Sarai, but she spells it Sy'rai. Norwood's spelling is a bit more updated and less boring. IMO.
MerraDelp  7/24/2012
In "The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary", which is the Torah translated into English by Robert Alter, the commentary offers another explanation to the origin of the name Sarai, other than the possible meaning of "contentious". "The only difference between Sarai and Sarah is that the former reflects an archaic feminine suffix, the latter, the normative feminine suffix: both versions of the name mean "princess"". Robert Alter is a professor of the Hebrew language so his interpretation of the name is likely to be accurate. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  7/8/2012
Croatian form of this name is Saraja pronounced sahr-EYE-ah.
enchy  9/5/2009
Sarai means quarrelsome, and Sarah means Princess. The bible says that she was the most beautiful in all the land so beautiful that Abraham said that they were cousins so the pharaoh wouldn't kill him to take her for his wife. My daughter Sarai gets a lot of compliments.
kaisalas  10/12/2008
Pronounced "sah-rie".
Emilie007  9/8/2008
One of my friends is named Sarai, and I think that it's really pretty compared to Sarah. Even though she pronounces it the same way.
hizakigrace  7/19/2008
I absolutely love this name! It is not one of those common names that everyone has. The one downfall I find is that I constantly have to tell people how to pronounce it and they still can't. If it wasn't my name I would name my first daughter Sarai.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2008
I've always pronounced it like [ser-AY] after I heard about the name through a friend.
Miss_Gorgeous  6/17/2008
I always heard it ser-ay-i, or ser-ay-uh.
John324  4/15/2008
Pronounced "sar:eye".
Karcoolka  2/25/2008
This seems like a nice alternative to the plain Sarah.
Luangi  4/8/2007
Sarai looks prettier than Sarah.
7up  1/1/2007
I think it's more exotic than plain old Sarah.
― Anonymous User  12/2/2006
One of my friends in band, Sarai, is Peurto Rican and pronounces it suh-RYE.
Tiffany Twisted  11/24/2006
We say it like "sorry" and it's beautiful.
vanlong0820  7/21/2006
My best friend in elementary school had this name, and she used a more Spanish pronunciation: "saw-rye-ee". I like this name. :)
PVega  7/16/2006
It also means "princess".
saraiprincess  12/6/2005
This name is pronounced sah-rie in Hebrew.
Miss Claire  12/5/2004
Means "my princess" in Hebrew.
Miss Claire  12/5/2004

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