Sara

First Name
424k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sara mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Sara

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

Wiktionary

From Latin Sara (“Sarah”).

  1. A female given name, an alternative form of .

Sara was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Dutch, Ewe, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Sara

Sara Gilbert is an actress. She has been prominent since 1984. Sara was given the name Sara Rebecca Abeles on January 29th, 1975 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Sara Bareilles is a singer-songwriter and actress. She has been prominent since 2002. Sara was given the name Sara Beth Bareilles on December 7th, 1979 in Eureka, California, United States.

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Sara Jean Underwood is a playboy playmate. Sara was born on March 26th, 1984 in Portland, Oregon, United States.

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Sara Paxton is an actress, singer, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Sara was born on April 25th, 1988 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Sara Ramirez is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Sara was given the name Sara Elena Ramirez on August 31st, 1975 in Mazatlán.

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Sara Sampaio is a model (people). Sara was born on July 21st, 1991 in Porto.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sara

Mia Sara is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1985. Mia was given the name Mia Sarapochiello on June 19th, 1967 in Brooklyn Heights, New York, U.S.

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Inday Sara is a Mayor of Davao City. She was most prominent from 2010 to 2013. Inday was born on May 31st, 1978 in Davao City.

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Guillermo Sara is a soccer player for the Boca Juniors, Atlético de Rafaela, Real Betis, and Argentina national under-20 football team. Guillermo was born on September 30th, 1987 in Santa Fe, Argentina.

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Juan Sara is a soccer player for the Almirante Brown de Arrecifes, Club Atlético Nueva Chicago, Cerro Porteño, Dundee F.C., Coventry City F.C., A.C. Reggiana 1919, Shelbourne F.C., Club Atlético Huracán, FC Vaduz, A.S.D. Gallipoli Football 1909, Lucena CF, FC Locarno, and Club Atlético River. Juan was born on October 13th, 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Mohamed was born on July 30th, 1965 in Fez, Morocco. Mohamed is also known as Mumu, Mohamed; Shrayda, Abu; Amina, Abu; `Abdallah, Abu; Abderrahman, and Abou. He breathed his last breath on October 5th, 2008.

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Sally was born on March 2nd, 1971.

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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 2,313 2,313 0
1925 2,038 2,033 5
1926 2,029 2,022 7
1927 2,002 1,994 8
1928 1,878 1,870 8
1929 1,760 1,749 11
1930 1,780 1,769 11
1931 1,716 1,708 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 1,883 1,873 10
1940 2,095 2,086 9
1941 2,078 2,071 7
1942 2,196 2,190 6
1943 2,030 2,020 10
1944 1,911 1,903 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 2,078 2,078 0
1952 2,045 2,045 0
1953 2,083 2,077 6
1954 2,125 2,125 0
1955 1,973 1,973 0
1956 2,010 2,004 6
1957 2,114 2,109 5
1958 1,996 1,991 5
1959 2,038 2,031 7
1960 2,039 2,039 0
1961 2,200 2,200 0
1962 2,479 2,471 8
1963 2,491 2,485 6
1964 2,363 2,354 9
1965 1,983 1,975 8
1966 2,057 2,057 0
1967 2,225 2,216 9
1968 2,469 2,455 14
1969 2,801 2,794 7
1970 3,072 3,060 12
1971 3,219 3,207 12
1972 3,191 3,182 9
1973 3,495 3,480 15 #89 girl name
1974 4,668 4,649 19 #61 girl name
1975 5,141 5,129 12 #54 girl name
1976 8,054 8,024 30 #27 girl name
1977 8,740 8,709 31 #27 girl name
1978 8,899 8,868 31 #28 girl name
1979 8,685 8,654 31 #30 girl name
1980 11,192 11,148 44 #27 girl name
1981 11,388 11,356 32 #26 girl name
1982 11,388 11,341 47 #28 girl name
1983 10,128 10,086 42 #31 girl name
1984 9,358 9,313 45 #32 girl name
1985 10,602 10,556 46 #30 girl name
1986 11,089 11,049 40 #27 girl name
1987 10,138 10,089 49 #29 girl name
1988 10,056 10,013 43 #30 girl name
1989 9,757 9,707 50 #29 girl name
1990 9,002 8,974 28 #34 girl name
1991 8,866 8,844 22 #37 girl name
1992 8,454 8,441 13 #37 girl name
1993 7,916 7,900 16 #40 girl name
1994 7,236 7,218 18 #43 girl name
1995 6,701 6,693 8 #48 girl name
1996 6,297 6,287 10 #50 girl name
1997 6,165 6,157 8 #50 girl name
1998 6,020 6,007 13 #48 girl name
1999 5,636 5,622 14 #50 girl name
2000 5,327 5,316 11 #57 girl name
2001 5,158 5,151 7 #58 girl name
2002 4,943 4,938 5 #59 girl name
2003 4,764 4,759 5 #65 girl name
2004 4,527 4,503 24 #68 girl name
2005 4,288 4,278 10 #75 girl name
2006 4,411 4,403 8 #72 girl name
2007 4,024 4,019 5 #80 girl name
2008 3,596 3,589 7 #92 girl name
2009 3,041 3,041 0
2010 2,635 2,630 5
2011 2,391 2,391 0
2012 2,254 2,254 0
2013 2,085 2,085 0
2014 1,973 1,966 7
2015 1,973 1,973 0
2016 2,032 2,032 0
2017 1,872 1,872 0

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Popularity of Sara as a first name

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Popularity of Sara as a last name

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Common last names for Sara

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  • Miller
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  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • White
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Anderson
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Lewis
  • Allen
  • Rodriguez

Common first names for Sara

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sara U.S.
  White 69.08% 64.26%
  African American 4.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 13.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sara

People with the last name Sara are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Sara

  • What name lists does Sara rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Sara? Sara is the 158th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sara was the 23,768th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 424,235 babies born with the first name Sara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sara to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 165 new born babies.
  • When was Sara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sara is Monday, March 16th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Sara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sara was in 1981 with a total of 11,356 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sara!
  • Random Sara Factoid: According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sara ranks 81st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 129 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1954.
  • Weird things about the name Sara: Your name in reverse order is Aras. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aars. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,064 people with the last name Sara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sara? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sara as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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