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16k
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since 1880
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241
in the U.S.
in 2010

Sarai

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6k Sarahi (Hebrew)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1953 5 5 0
1958 8 8 0
1959 6 6 0
1960 7 7 0
1962 5 5 0
1963 9 9 0
1964 16 16 0
1965 12 12 0
1966 14 14 0
1967 15 15 0
1968 21 21 0
1969 16 16 0
1970 22 22 0
1971 15 15 0
1972 25 25 0
1973 19 19 0
1974 32 32 0
1975 30 30 0
1976 43 43 0
1977 56 56 0
1978 46 46 0
1979 74 74 0
1980 84 84 0
1981 79 79 0
1982 89 89 0
1983 84 84 0
1984 109 109 0
1985 134 134 0
1986 128 128 0
1987 165 165 0
1988 145 145 0
1989 181 181 0
1990 220 220 0
1991 253 253 0
1992 253 253 0
1993 286 286 0
1994 285 285 0
1995 345 345 0
1996 393 387 6
1997 377 377 0
1998 391 391 0
1999 446 446 0
2000 465 465 0
2001 480 480 0
2002 528 528 0
2003 642 642 0
2004 623 623 0
2005 655 655 0
2006 720 720 0
2007 818 818 0
2008 797 797 0
2009 786 786 0
2010 741 741 0
2011 701 701 0
2012 756 756 0
2013 723 723 0
2014 712 712 0
2015 718 718 0

Fun Facts about the name Sarai

  • How many people with the first name Sarai have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,808 babies born with the first name Sarai in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sarai to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sarai? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sarai first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sarai is Sunday, July 22nd, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Sarai born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sarai was in 2007 with a total of 818 babies.
  • Random Sarai Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sarai is not a popular baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Sarai: Your name in reverse order is Iaras. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aiars. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sarai? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 241 people with the last name Sarai.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sarai? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sarai as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Sarai as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sarai U.S.
  White 16.18% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 68.88% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sarai

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

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Origin and Meaning of Sarai

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

From Persian سرای (sarây, “courtyard; dwelling; palace”).

  1. (historical) Either of two cities which served as the capital of the Golden Horde.

From Hebrew שרי (Saráy), from the plural form of שר ‎(sar, "master, chief").

  1. A female given name, most famously borne by Sarah, the wife of Abram and mother of Isaac in the Bible, prior to her name change.

    Sarai was also found in the following language(s): Ewe and Spanish

    Other Inspirations for the Name Sarai

    Sarai Givaty
    Sarai Pronunciation
    Sarai Shahzada
    Sarai Jones
    Sarai Rollins
    Sarai Walker
    Sarai Meza
    Sarai Sierra

    What does the name Sarai mean?

    Sis for serious, not always joking.

    Ais for accord, the harmony you spread.

    Ris for rich, in the love from others

    Ais for adventure, take a new one today

    Iis for incorruptible, always standing up for what is right

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