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Sarah

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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

Fun Facts about the name Sarah

  • How many people with the first name Sarah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,068,576 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 28,482 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sarah!
  • Random Sarah Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sarah ranks 6th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 480 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1985.
  • 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 Hraas. 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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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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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.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Sarah

The name "Sarah" is 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 With the Name Sarah

Sarah Silverman

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

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

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

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

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

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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  • Sarah Shahi
    (actress)
  • Sarah Wayne Callies
    (actress)
  • Olivia Colman
    (actress)
  • Sarah Chalke
    (actor)
  • Sarah Rafferty
    (actress)
  • Sarah McLachlan
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Sarah
    (royalty)
  • Sally Hemings
    (important person)
  • Sarah Gadon
    (actress)
  • Madam C. J. Walker
    (businesswoman)
  • Jane Wyman
    (actress)
  • Sarah Brightman
    (musician)
  • Andy San Dimas
    (leading human)
  • Sarah Willingham
    (business entrepreneur)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sarah

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

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

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Robert Sarah

Robert Sarah is a famous person. Robert was born on June 15th, 1945 in Guinea.

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Mary Sarah

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

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

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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What does the name Sarah mean?

Sis for select, as few are chosen.

Ais for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

Ris for realist, the way you are.

Ais for accountable, someone to be counted on

His for honor, your most valuable possession.

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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). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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