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1.1m
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since 1880

Sarah

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420k Sara (Hebrew)
7k Sariah (American)
3k Sari (Hebrew)
< 1k Saarah (Arabic)

How popular is the baby 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 4,815 4,796 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 5,046 5,032 14 #50 girl name
1921 5,042 5,023 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 4,711 4,687 24 #58 girl name
1926 4,435 4,422 13 #63 girl name
1927 4,592 4,559 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 3,655 3,633 22 #71 girl name
1932 3,623 3,599 24 #67 girl name
1933 3,649 3,619 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 3,770 3,748 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 4,004 3,987 17 #71 girl name
1944 3,868 3,860 8 #67 girl name
1945 3,603 3,593 10 #76 girl name
1946 3,920 3,906 14 #92 girl name
1947 4,240 4,223 17 #93 girl name
1948 4,166 4,156 10 #85 girl name
1949 4,309 4,298 11 #84 girl name
1950 4,156 4,145 11 #88 girl name
1951 4,043 4,034 9 #90 girl name
1952 4,047 4,039 8 #93 girl name
1953 4,092 4,081 11 #93 girl name
1954 4,051 4,040 11
1955 3,998 3,982 16
1956 3,888 3,876 12
1957 3,997 3,984 13
1958 3,923 3,910 13
1959 3,889 3,874 15
1960 4,218 4,205 13
1961 4,222 4,207 15
1962 4,560 4,546 14 #98 girl name
1963 4,591 4,576 15 #94 girl name
1964 4,604 4,587 17 #92 girl name
1965 4,073 4,056 17 #92 girl name
1966 4,050 4,036 14 #85 girl name
1967 4,153 4,138 15 #83 girl name
1968 4,501 4,487 14 #78 girl name
1969 5,091 5,076 15 #72 girl name
1970 5,636 5,620 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 11,215 11,169 46 #17 girl name
1976 14,040 13,994 46 #15 girl name
1977 18,161 18,097 64 #11 girl name
1978 20,060 19,978 82 #8 girl name
1979 21,101 21,017 84 #6 girl name
1980 25,831 25,747 84 #5 girl name
1981 28,280 28,171 109 #4 girl name
1982 28,607 28,482 125 #4 girl name
1983 27,347 27,229 118 #5 girl name
1984 25,997 25,875 122 #5 girl name
1985 24,978 24,877 101 #5 girl name
1986 28,262 28,146 116 #5 girl name
1987 27,994 27,884 110 #5 girl name
1988 28,446 28,358 88 #4 girl name
1989 27,936 27,790 146 #5 girl name
1990 25,867 25,810 57 #6 girl name
1991 25,265 25,228 37 #6 girl name
1992 24,686 24,633 53 #5 girl name
1993 24,294 24,248 46 #3 girl name
1994 22,325 22,281 44 #5 girl name
1995 21,401 21,369 32 #5 girl name
1996 21,062 21,029 33 #4 girl name
1997 20,711 20,694 17 #4 girl name
1998 19,897 19,873 24 #4 girl name
1999 19,101 19,088 13 #4 girl name
2000 17,715 17,689 26 #5 girl name
2001 15,911 15,889 22 #6 girl name
2002 14,774 14,752 22 #8 girl name
2003 13,782 13,756 26 #12 girl name
2004 12,785 12,732 53 #12 girl name
2005 11,545 11,527 18 #15 girl name
2006 11,161 11,144 17 #15 girl name
2007 9,998 9,985 13 #18 girl name
2008 9,049 9,032 17 #20 girl name
2009 7,779 7,767 12 #21 girl name
2010 6,319 6,314 5 #28 girl name
2011 5,552 5,547 5 #39 girl name
2012 5,180 5,174 6 #43 girl name
2013 4,691 4,686 5 #48 girl name
2014 4,682 4,682 0 #50 girl name
2015 4,486 4,476 10 #58 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Sarah baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,068,576 babies born with the name Sarah in the United States. That's more than enough Sarahs to occupy the country of Timor-Leste with an estimated population of 1,066,409 (as of July 11, 2010). 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 28,482 babies. (That's a lot of baby Sarahs)

According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sarah" ranks #60 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 35 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1911. Across the entire United States a total of 2,210 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?

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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.

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 Roemer

Sarah Roemer is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Sarah was born in 1984 as Sarah Christine Roemer in San Diego, California, United States.

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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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Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Sarah was born in 1975 as Sarah Catharine Paulson in Tampa, Florida, U.S.

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Sarah Geronimo

Sarah Geronimo is a singer and actress {{increase ? 54 million (2012 est. salary){{decrease ? 48 million (2013 est. salary) specializing in pop, R&B, and dance music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Sarah was born in 1988 as Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo.

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Sarah Brightman

Sarah Brightman is a singer, actress, songwriter, and dancer specializing in classical crossover, operatic pop, world music, and trip hop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1972 to present. Sarah was born in 1960.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Sarah

Sarah Huffman
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Spain
Sarah Palin
Sarah Ty And Mel

Alternative Meanings

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

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

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Past life for Sarah born Nov 26, 1981

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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 Yugoslavia approximately on 1100. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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