Meaning & History
Means "lady, princess, noblewoman" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Abraham's wife, considered the matriarch of the Jewish people. She was barren until she unexpectedly became pregnant with Isaac at the age of 90. Her name was originally Sarai, but God changed it at the same time Abraham's name was changed (see Genesis 17:15).In England, Sarah came into use after the Protestant Reformation. A notable bearer was Sarah Churchill (1660-1744), an influential British duchess and a close friend of Queen Anne.
VariantsSara, Sera(English) Sara(French) Sara(German) Sara(Hebrew) Sara(Arabic) Sarai(Biblical Hebrew)
Other Languages & CulturesSarra(Biblical Greek) Sarai, Sarra(Biblical Latin) Sara(Bosnian) Sara(Catalan) Sara(Croatian) Sára(Czech) Sara(Danish) Sara, Saar, Sarina(Dutch) Saara, Sari, Saija, Salli, Sara(Finnish) Sara(Greek) Kala(Hawaiian) Sára, Sári, Sárika(Hungarian) Sara(Icelandic) Sara(Italian) Sara(Macedonian) Sara(Norwegian) Sara(Persian) Sara(Polish) Sara(Portuguese) Sara(Serbian) Sára(Slovak) Sara(Slovene) Sara, Sarita(Spanish) Sara, Sassa(Swedish) Suri, Tzeitel(Yiddish)
Sarah with an angel, in a fresco by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1726)
actresses, biblical women, Caillou characters, celebrities, Charles Dickens characters, Code Geass characters, directors, Discworld characters, Disney characters, Doctor Who companions, Downton Abbey characters, film titles, Final Fantasy characters, first ladies of the USA, Fullmetal Alchemist characters, Gone with the Wind characters, Gundam characters, Heroes NBC characters, House of Cards US characters, HSN hosts, Jane Austen characters, Kings Quest characters, Lorien Legacies characters, Marvel characters, mothers, never out of the US top 1000, nobility, Orthodox saints, Philip K Dick characters, Plastic Memories characters, Poldark characters, Power Rangers characters, Powerpuff Girls characters, princesses, royalty, Simpsons characters, Six Feet Under characters, Star Ocean characters, Stephen King characters, Suikoden characters, Survivor greats, The Man in the High Castle characters, top 10 in Australia, top 10 in France, top 10 in Northern Ireland, top 10 in Switzerland, top 10 in the US, True Blood characters, Vampire Diaries characters, witches, women