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since 1880

Sarah

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Princess
  • #37 All Time
  • #50 in 2014
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418k Sara (Hebrew)
6k Sariah (American)
3k Sari (Hebrew)
< 1k Saarah (Arabic)

How popular is the name "Sarah" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,288 1,288 0 #10 girl name
1881 1,226 1,226 0 #12 girl name
1882 1,410 1,410 0 #12 girl name
1883 1,366 1,359 7 #12 girl name
1884 1,524 1,518 6 #14 girl name
1885 1,431 1,424 7 #18 girl name
1886 1,575 1,569 6 #16 girl name
1887 1,436 1,436 0 #20 girl name
1888 1,755 1,755 0 #20 girl name
1889 1,735 1,730 5 #20 girl name
1890 1,791 1,786 5 #21 girl name
1891 1,669 1,669 0 #24 girl name
1892 1,805 1,799 6 #28 girl name
1893 1,638 1,632 6 #33 girl name
1894 1,711 1,701 10 #34 girl name
1895 1,785 1,777 8 #33 girl name
1896 1,696 1,691 5 #35 girl name
1897 1,722 1,713 9 #34 girl name
1898 1,805 1,800 5 #37 girl name
1899 1,598 1,587 11 #38 girl name
1900 2,060 2,055 5 #37 girl name
1901 1,519 1,514 5 #40 girl name
1902 1,715 1,710 5 #39 girl name
1903 1,558 1,553 5 #41 girl name
1904 1,601 1,594 7 #43 girl name
1905 1,767 1,762 5 #41 girl name
1906 1,697 1,697 0 #44 girl name
1907 1,799 1,799 0 #48 girl name
1908 1,814 1,814 0 #48 girl name
1909 1,856 1,845 11 #49 girl name
1910 2,179 2,173 6 #40 girl name
1911 2,210 2,201 9 #42 girl name
1912 2,935 2,919 16 #41 girl name
1913 3,188 3,178 10 #43 girl name
1914 3,693 3,680 13 #47 girl name
1915 4,429 4,414 15 #51 girl name
1916 4,814 4,795 19 #52 girl name
1917 4,779 4,768 11 #52 girl name
1918 4,983 4,969 14 #52 girl name
1919 5,031 5,020 11 #46 girl name
1920 5,045 5,031 14 #50 girl name
1921 5,043 5,024 19 #54 girl name
1922 5,001 4,982 19 #51 girl name
1923 4,983 4,964 19 #54 girl name
1924 5,071 5,043 28 #54 girl name
1925 4,712 4,688 24 #58 girl name
1926 4,435 4,422 13 #63 girl name
1927 4,593 4,560 33 #61 girl name
1928 4,278 4,244 34 #64 girl name
1929 3,837 3,816 21 #68 girl name
1930 3,948 3,920 28 #70 girl name
1931 3,653 3,631 22 #71 girl name
1932 3,622 3,598 24 #67 girl name
1933 3,651 3,621 30 #58 girl name
1934 3,626 3,598 28 #67 girl name
1935 3,636 3,617 19 #61 girl name
1936 3,535 3,515 20 #63 girl name
1937 3,610 3,585 25 #65 girl name
1938 3,769 3,747 22 #67 girl name
1939 3,688 3,670 18 #68 girl name
1940 3,894 3,870 24 #60 girl name
1941 4,000 3,981 19 #60 girl name
1942 4,120 4,100 20 #67 girl name
1943 4,005 3,988 17 #71 girl name
1944 3,868 3,860 8 #67 girl name
1945 3,604 3,594 10 #76 girl name
1946 3,919 3,905 14 #92 girl name
1947 4,240 4,223 17 #93 girl name
1948 4,165 4,155 10 #85 girl name
1949 4,308 4,297 11 #84 girl name
1950 4,160 4,149 11 #88 girl name
1951 4,042 4,033 9 #91 girl name
1952 4,048 4,040 8 #93 girl name
1953 4,088 4,077 11 #93 girl name
1954 4,051 4,040 11
1955 3,999 3,983 16
1956 3,887 3,875 12
1957 3,998 3,985 13
1958 3,923 3,910 13
1959 3,887 3,872 15
1960 4,220 4,207 13
1961 4,221 4,206 15
1962 4,560 4,546 14 #98 girl name
1963 4,592 4,577 15 #94 girl name
1964 4,602 4,585 17 #92 girl name
1965 4,073 4,056 17 #92 girl name
1966 4,050 4,036 14 #85 girl name
1967 4,155 4,140 15 #83 girl name
1968 4,500 4,486 14 #78 girl name
1969 5,090 5,075 15 #72 girl name
1970 5,637 5,621 16 #65 girl name
1971 5,867 5,851 16 #58 girl name
1972 6,132 6,112 20 #49 girl name
1973 7,249 7,216 33 #35 girl name
1974 9,818 9,787 31 #20 girl name
1975 11,212 11,166 46 #17 girl name
1976 14,038 13,992 46 #15 girl name
1977 18,160 18,096 64 #11 girl name
1978 20,063 19,981 82 #8 girl name
1979 21,099 21,015 84 #6 girl name
1980 25,825 25,741 84 #5 girl name
1981 28,275 28,166 109 #4 girl name
1982 28,606 28,481 125 #4 girl name
1983 27,346 27,228 118 #5 girl name
1984 25,996 25,874 122 #5 girl name
1985 24,977 24,876 101 #5 girl name
1986 28,257 28,141 116 #5 girl name
1987 27,993 27,883 110 #5 girl name
1988 28,444 28,356 88 #4 girl name
1989 27,936 27,790 146 #5 girl name
1990 25,865 25,808 57 #6 girl name
1991 25,266 25,229 37 #6 girl name
1992 24,685 24,632 53 #5 girl name
1993 24,290 24,244 46 #3 girl name
1994 22,319 22,275 44 #5 girl name
1995 21,397 21,365 32 #5 girl name
1996 21,058 21,025 33 #4 girl name
1997 20,707 20,690 17 #4 girl name
1998 19,894 19,870 24 #4 girl name
1999 19,097 19,084 13 #4 girl name
2000 17,713 17,687 26 #5 girl name
2001 15,912 15,890 22 #6 girl name
2002 14,773 14,751 22 #8 girl name
2003 13,779 13,753 26 #12 girl name
2004 12,782 12,729 53 #12 girl name
2005 11,544 11,526 18 #15 girl name
2006 11,158 11,141 17 #15 girl name
2007 9,997 9,984 13 #18 girl name
2008 9,046 9,029 17 #21 girl name
2009 7,775 7,763 12 #21 girl name
2010 6,313 6,308 5 #28 girl name
2011 5,546 5,541 5 #39 girl name
2012 5,173 5,167 6 #43 girl name
2013 4,680 4,675 5 #48 girl name
2014 4,647 4,647 0 #50 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Sarah? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,063,944 babies born with the name Sarah in the United States. That's more than enough Sarahs to occupy the country of Djibouti with an estimated population of 923,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 1,288 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sarah" was in 1982 with a total of 28,481 babies. (That's a lot of baby Sarahs)

According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sarah" ranks #71 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 72 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1914. Across the entire United States a total of 3,693 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Sarah popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Sarah in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sarah" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sarah as well as things modernly associated with the name Sarah such as celebrities named Sarah.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Sarah

The name "Sarah" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Princess". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Sarah was born in 1990 as Sarah Jane Hyland in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is an actress, producer, and designer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1974 to present. Sarah was born in 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio, United States.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar is an actress and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1981 to present. Sarah was born in 1977 in New York City, New York, United States.

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Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman is a comedian with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1992 to present. Sarah was born in 1970 as Sarah Kate Silverman in Bedford, New Hampshire, U.S.

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Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1988 to present. Sarah was born in 1980 as Aahoo Jahansouz Shahi in Euless, Texas, U.S.

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Sarah Wayne Callies

Sarah Wayne Callies is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Sarah was born in 1977 as Sarah Anne Wayne Callies in La Grange, Illinois, United States.

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Alternative Meanings

S is for strength, there when needed.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

Your name in reverse order is "Haras". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Sarah". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Sarah born Aug 28, 1987

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Australia approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

Name poster for Sarah

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