Sarah

First Name
1.1m
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
498
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sarah mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Sarah

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Old Testament) the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac
Wiktionary

From Hebrew שָׂרָה (Sara, “lady, princess”), from the Biblical figure originally named שָׂרָי (saráy, “Sarai: masters, princes”).

  1. The wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac in the Bible.
  2. A female given name.

Sarah was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Sarah

Sarah Silverman is a ribaldry, black comedy, political satire, insult comedy, comedy music, and character comedy musician. Sarah was given the name Sarah Kate Silverman on December 1st, 1970 in Bedford, New Hampshire, U.S.

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Sarah Paulson is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Sarah was given the name Sarah Catharine Paulson on December 17th, 1974 in Tampa, Florida, U.S.

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Sarah Palin is a Chairperson of the Alaska Oil, Gas Conservation Commission, Mayor of Wasilla, Member of the Wasilla City Council, from Seat E, Chairperson of theAlaska Oil, Mayor ofWasilla, and Member of theWasillaCity Council. Sarah was born on February 11th, 1964 in Sandpoint, Idaho.

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Sarah Hyland is an actress. She was most active from 1997 to present. Sarah was given the name Sarah Jane Hyland on November 24th, 1990 in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar is an actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She has had major accomplishments since 1981. Sarah was born on April 14th, 1977 in New York City, New York, U.S. Sarah is also known as Sarah Michelle Prinze and Sarah Gellar.

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Sarah Jessica Parker is an actress, producer, and designer. She has had major accomplishments since 1974. Sarah was born on March 25th, 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sarah

Sarah is royalty. She holds the title Duchess of York([[#Titles, styles, honours, arms, and Duchess of York. Sarah was born as the child of Ronald Ferguson and Susan Barrantes on October 15th, 1959 in 27.

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Saint Sarah is a saint. She holds the title Sarah the Black and Kali Sara.

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Robert was born on June 15th, 1945 in Guinea.

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Mary Sarah is a country music singing and songwriter. She was most active from 2007 to present. Mary was given the name Mary Sarah Gross on July 7th, 1995 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. Mary is also known as Mary Sarah.

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Sarah Cheng-De Winne is a r&b, soul, pop, jazz, rhythm, blues, and soul music musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2010. Sarah was given the name Cheng Xue Mei Sarah on December 2nd, 1987.

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Princess Sarah is a pop music, rhythm, blues, and adult contemporary music singing. She has had major accomplishments since 2011. Princess was born on March 20th, 1987. Princess is also known as Ali and Sarah Age.

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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 1,804 1,798 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 3,692 3,679 13 #47 girl name
1915 4,430 4,415 15 #51 girl name
1916 4,817 4,798 19 #52 girl name
1917 4,777 4,766 11 #52 girl name
1918 4,983 4,969 14 #52 girl name
1919 5,033 5,022 11 #46 girl name
1920 5,045 5,031 14 #50 girl name
1921 5,042 5,023 19 #54 girl name
1922 5,001 4,982 19 #51 girl name
1923 4,982 4,963 19 #54 girl name
1924 5,072 5,044 28 #54 girl name
1925 4,712 4,688 24 #58 girl name
1926 4,435 4,422 13 #63 girl name
1927 4,591 4,558 33 #61 girl name
1928 4,276 4,242 34 #64 girl name
1929 3,837 3,816 21 #68 girl name
1930 3,947 3,919 28 #70 girl name
1931 3,658 3,636 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 3,536 3,516 20 #63 girl name
1937 3,612 3,587 25 #65 girl name
1938 3,770 3,748 22 #67 girl name
1939 3,688 3,670 18 #68 girl name
1940 3,893 3,869 24 #60 girl name
1941 4,000 3,981 19 #60 girl name
1942 4,122 4,102 20 #67 girl name
1943 4,004 3,987 17 #71 girl name
1944 3,867 3,859 8 #67 girl name
1945 3,602 3,592 10 #76 girl name
1946 3,921 3,907 14 #92 girl name
1947 4,240 4,223 17 #93 girl name
1948 4,167 4,157 10 #85 girl name
1949 4,307 4,296 11 #84 girl name
1950 4,157 4,146 11 #88 girl name
1951 4,038 4,029 9 #91 girl name
1952 4,055 4,047 8 #93 girl name
1953 4,090 4,079 11 #93 girl name
1954 4,051 4,040 11
1955 3,998 3,982 16
1956 3,881 3,869 12
1957 4,002 3,989 13
1958 3,921 3,908 13
1959 3,889 3,874 15
1960 4,217 4,204 13
1961 4,222 4,207 15
1962 4,557 4,543 14 #98 girl name
1963 4,589 4,574 15 #94 girl name
1964 4,602 4,585 17 #92 girl name
1965 4,074 4,057 17 #92 girl name
1966 4,049 4,035 14 #85 girl name
1967 4,154 4,139 15 #83 girl name
1968 4,500 4,486 14 #78 girl name
1969 5,093 5,078 15 #72 girl name
1970 5,633 5,617 16 #65 girl name
1971 5,865 5,849 16 #58 girl name
1972 6,133 6,113 20 #49 girl name
1973 7,249 7,216 33 #35 girl name
1974 9,816 9,785 31 #20 girl name
1975 11,217 11,171 46 #17 girl name
1976 14,039 13,993 46 #15 girl name
1977 18,158 18,094 64 #11 girl name
1978 20,058 19,976 82 #8 girl name
1979 21,102 21,018 84 #6 girl name
1980 25,839 25,755 84 #5 girl name
1981 28,282 28,173 109 #4 girl name
1982 28,609 28,484 125 #4 girl name
1983 27,349 27,231 118 #5 girl name
1984 26,004 25,882 122 #5 girl name
1985 24,981 24,880 101 #5 girl name
1986 28,270 28,154 116 #5 girl name
1987 28,000 27,890 110 #5 girl name
1988 28,454 28,366 88 #4 girl name
1989 27,938 27,792 146 #5 girl name
1990 25,873 25,816 57 #6 girl name
1991 25,260 25,223 37 #6 girl name
1992 24,688 24,635 53 #5 girl name
1993 24,297 24,251 46 #3 girl name
1994 22,334 22,290 44 #5 girl name
1995 21,408 21,376 32 #5 girl name
1996 21,069 21,036 33 #4 girl name
1997 20,719 20,702 17 #4 girl name
1998 19,903 19,879 24 #4 girl name
1999 19,115 19,102 13 #4 girl name
2000 17,723 17,697 26 #5 girl name
2001 15,918 15,896 22 #6 girl name
2002 14,780 14,758 22 #8 girl name
2003 13,786 13,760 26 #12 girl name
2004 12,788 12,735 53 #12 girl name
2005 11,550 11,532 18 #15 girl name
2006 11,165 11,148 17 #15 girl name
2007 10,002 9,989 13 #18 girl name
2008 9,059 9,042 17 #20 girl name
2009 7,788 7,776 12 #21 girl name
2010 6,326 6,321 5 #28 girl name
2011 5,560 5,555 5 #39 girl name
2012 5,192 5,186 6 #43 girl name
2013 4,699 4,694 5 #48 girl name
2014 4,700 4,700 0 #50 girl name
2015 4,525 4,515 10 #58 girl name
2016 4,411 4,402 9 #57 girl name
2017 3,986 3,986 0 #62 girl name

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Popularity of Sarah as a first name

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Popularity of Sarah as a last name

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Common last names for Sarah

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Harris
  • White
  • Jackson
  • Thompson
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Lewis
  • Clark
  • Robinson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sarah U.S.
  White 74.90% 64.26%
  African American 13.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sarah

People with the last name Sarah are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Sarah

  • What name lists does Sarah rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Sarah? Sarah is the 36th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Sarah was the 62nd most popular name. As a last name Sarah was the 43,369th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sarah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,077,215 babies born with the first name Sarah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sarah to occupy the country of Timor-Leste with an estimated population of 1,066,409 (as of July 11, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sarah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 1,288 new born babies.
  • When was Sarah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sarah is Sunday, February 16th, 1812.
  • What year had the most people named Sarah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sarah was in 1982 with a total of 28,484 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sarah!
  • Random Sarah Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sarah ranks 4th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 247 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Sarah: Your name in reverse order is Haras. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rhsaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sarah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 498 people with the last name Sarah.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sarah? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sarah as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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