Sahara

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since 1880
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172
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sahara

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  • A user from Minnesota, United States says the name Sahara is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Defies god".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Sahara is of Arabic origin and means "Desert".

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  1. The world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa
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From Arabic صَحَارَى (ṣaḥārā, “deserts”).

  1. A desert in North Africa, the largest hot desert in the world.

Sahara was also found in the following language(s): Czech, French, German, Italian, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Sahara

Sahara Davenport was a drag queen, dancer, make-up artist, and dance. Sahara was given the name Antoine Ashley on December 17th, 1984 in Dallas. Sahara is also known as Ashley and Antoine (birth name). He passed away on October 1st, 2012.

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Sahara was born in 1954. Sahara is also known as Jane Las Vegas Doe. She left this life on August 14th, 1979.

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Sahara was born Sahara Khatun on March 1st, 1943 in Shahjalal International Airport.

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Sahara was born in 1996 in Australia.

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Sahara Smith is a folk rock and alternative rock musician. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Sahara was born on September 26th, 1988.

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Sahara was born in 1991.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sahara

Subrata Roy Sahara is a founder, chairman of the sahara india, sahara india pariwar, and chairman of thesahara india. He has had major accomplishments since 1978. Subrata was born on June 10th, 1948 in Araria, Bihar, India. Subrata is also known as Saharasri.

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Kenji Sahara is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1954 to 1954. Kenji was given the name Tadashi Ishihara on May 14th, 1932 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa.

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Hideki Sahara is a soccer player for the Yokohama F. Marinos, Kawasaki Frontale, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, and F.C. Tokyo. Hideki was born on May 15th, 1978 in Yokohama.

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Hekuran Sahara is an athlete for the Norrby IF.

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How popular is the baby name Sahara in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1964 5 5 0
1970 6 6 0
1971 9 9 0
1972 5 5 0
1973 5 5 0
1974 5 5 0
1975 7 7 0
1976 7 7 0
1977 14 14 0
1978 19 19 0
1979 16 16 0
1980 10 10 0
1981 11 11 0
1982 13 13 0
1983 8 8 0
1984 12 12 0
1985 28 28 0
1986 30 30 0
1987 39 39 0
1988 43 43 0
1989 45 45 0
1990 48 48 0
1991 50 50 0
1992 70 70 0
1993 63 63 0
1994 76 76 0
1995 80 80 0
1996 72 72 0
1997 81 81 0
1998 93 93 0
1999 111 111 0
2000 108 108 0
2001 92 92 0
2002 96 96 0
2003 88 83 5
2004 101 101 0
2005 198 198 0
2006 248 248 0
2007 248 248 0
2008 201 201 0
2009 168 168 0
2010 172 172 0
2011 180 180 0
2012 143 143 0
2013 125 125 0
2014 109 109 0
2015 120 120 0
2016 103 103 0
2017 123 123 0

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Popularity of Sahara as a first name

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Popularity of Sahara as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sahara U.S.
  White 17.44% 64.26%
  African American 11.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 56.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sahara

People with the last name Sahara are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Sahara

  • How Popular is the name Sahara? Sahara is the 4,572nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Sahara was the 104,156th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sahara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,704 babies born with the first name Sahara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sahara to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sahara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1964 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sahara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sahara is Tuesday, January 26th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Sahara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sahara was in 2006 with a total of 248 babies.
  • Random Sahara Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sahara is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Sahara: Your name in reverse order is Arahas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Saraha. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sahara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 172 people with the last name Sahara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sahara? Sahara is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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