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Sara

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1.1m Sarah (Hebrew)
7k Sariah (American)
3k Sari (Hebrew)
< 1k Saarah (Arabic)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 165 165 0
1881 147 147 0
1882 180 180 0
1883 183 183 0
1884 197 197 0
1885 215 215 0
1886 247 247 0
1887 214 214 0
1888 293 293 0
1889 286 286 0
1890 262 262 0
1891 260 260 0
1892 276 276 0
1893 290 290 0
1894 304 304 0
1895 363 363 0
1896 326 326 0
1897 353 353 0
1898 362 362 0
1899 323 323 0
1900 375 375 0
1901 315 315 0
1902 335 335 0
1903 333 333 0
1904 359 359 0
1905 437 437 0
1906 457 457 0
1907 494 494 0
1908 551 546 5
1909 559 559 0
1910 633 633 0
1911 687 687 0
1912 962 962 0
1913 1,121 1,121 0
1914 1,488 1,488 0
1915 1,922 1,913 9
1916 1,992 1,992 0
1917 2,147 2,147 0
1918 2,300 2,295 5
1919 2,180 2,171 9
1920 2,373 2,364 9
1921 2,356 2,350 6
1922 2,230 2,220 10
1923 2,185 2,185 0
1924 2,315 2,315 0
1925 2,038 2,033 5
1926 2,029 2,022 7
1927 2,002 1,994 8
1928 1,877 1,869 8
1929 1,762 1,751 11
1930 1,779 1,768 11
1931 1,715 1,707 8
1932 1,769 1,759 10
1933 1,873 1,863 10
1934 1,858 1,842 16
1935 1,783 1,774 9
1936 1,835 1,823 12
1937 1,910 1,901 9
1938 1,959 1,949 10
1939 1,882 1,872 10
1940 2,096 2,087 9
1941 2,078 2,071 7
1942 2,196 2,190 6
1943 2,030 2,020 10
1944 1,912 1,904 8
1945 1,803 1,803 0
1946 2,039 2,034 5
1947 2,184 2,174 10
1948 2,025 2,020 5
1949 1,971 1,971 0
1950 2,064 2,058 6
1951 2,075 2,075 0
1952 2,046 2,046 0
1953 2,084 2,078 6
1954 2,125 2,125 0
1955 1,972 1,972 0
1956 2,012 2,006 6
1957 2,114 2,109 5
1958 1,996 1,991 5
1959 2,038 2,031 7
1960 2,038 2,038 0
1961 2,200 2,200 0
1962 2,478 2,470 8
1963 2,490 2,484 6
1964 2,363 2,354 9
1965 1,984 1,976 8
1966 2,056 2,056 0
1967 2,226 2,217 9
1968 2,470 2,456 14
1969 2,802 2,795 7
1970 3,073 3,061 12
1971 3,216 3,204 12
1972 3,191 3,182 9
1973 3,495 3,480 15 #89 girl name
1974 4,669 4,650 19 #61 girl name
1975 5,142 5,130 12 #54 girl name
1976 8,053 8,023 30 #27 girl name
1977 8,740 8,709 31 #27 girl name
1978 8,897 8,866 31 #28 girl name
1979 8,687 8,656 31 #30 girl name
1980 11,192 11,148 44 #27 girl name
1981 11,383 11,351 32 #26 girl name
1982 11,387 11,340 47 #28 girl name
1983 10,127 10,085 42 #31 girl name
1984 9,359 9,314 45 #32 girl name
1985 10,599 10,553 46 #30 girl name
1986 11,084 11,044 40 #27 girl name
1987 10,137 10,088 49 #29 girl name
1988 10,054 10,011 43 #30 girl name
1989 9,756 9,706 50 #29 girl name
1990 9,001 8,973 28 #34 girl name
1991 8,867 8,845 22 #37 girl name
1992 8,453 8,440 13 #37 girl name
1993 7,916 7,900 16 #40 girl name
1994 7,235 7,217 18 #43 girl name
1995 6,699 6,691 8 #48 girl name
1996 6,297 6,287 10 #50 girl name
1997 6,163 6,155 8 #50 girl name
1998 6,020 6,007 13 #48 girl name
1999 5,633 5,620 13 #50 girl name
2000 5,326 5,315 11 #57 girl name
2001 5,157 5,150 7 #58 girl name
2002 4,941 4,936 5 #59 girl name
2003 4,764 4,759 5 #65 girl name
2004 4,526 4,502 24 #68 girl name
2005 4,285 4,275 10 #75 girl name
2006 4,408 4,400 8 #72 girl name
2007 4,022 4,017 5 #80 girl name
2008 3,596 3,589 7 #92 girl name
2009 3,039 3,039 0
2010 2,633 2,628 5
2011 2,386 2,386 0
2012 2,252 2,252 0
2013 2,081 2,081 0
2014 1,968 1,961 7
2015 1,962 1,962 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Sara baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 420,261 babies born with the name Sara in the United States. That's more than enough Saras to occupy the country of Malta with an estimated population of 417,617 (as of December 31, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 165 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sara" was in 1981 with a total of 11,351 babies. (That's a lot of baby Saras)

According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sara" ranks #25 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 234 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1984. Across the entire United States a total of 9,359 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Sara

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

Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles is a musician, singer-songwriter, and actress specializing in pop rock music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Sara was born in 1979 as Sara Beth Bareilles in Eureka, California, United States.

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Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1984 to present. Sara was born in 1975 as Sara Rebecca Abeles in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Sara Ramirez

Sara Ramirez is a singer, songwriter, and actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1998 to present. Sara was born in 1975 as Sara Elena Ramirez in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico.

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Sara Evans

Sara Evans is a singer-songwriter specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1992 to present. Sara was born in 1971 as Sara Lynn Evans in Boonville, Missouri, United States.

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Sara Paxton

Sara Paxton is an actress, singer, and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Sara was born in 1988 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Sara Jean Underwood

Sara Jean Underwood is a playboy playmate . Sara was born in 1984 in Portland, Oregon, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Sara

Sara Foster
Sara Lee
Sara Underwood
Sara Walsh

Alternative Meanings

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

R is for rational, the way you think.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Your name in reverse order is "Aras". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rsaa". 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 Sara born Feb 5, 2008

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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 Arctic approximately on 750. 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. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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