Sabra Name Meaning & Origin
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I am truly surprised that Sabra was not already part of Namipedia prior to September 2009. I am not Jewish but remember reading that one woman with this name would "test" baby name books by checking to see if her name was included. I am familiar with the name because of a local newspaper reporter.
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Sabra means "rest" in Hebrew. It was a common name in colonial New England, and is still used there. In recent decades, Sabra has come to be a word for a native-born Israeli [from Hebrew ṣābār: sabra, prickly pear], as the fruit is tough and dangerous-looking on the outside but sweet on the inside. Many Israeli and Jewish girls are given the name for this reason.
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Sabra Field, artist
Sabra Lewis, actress / dancer / soprano
Sabra Brown Steinsiek, author
Sabra Williams, actress and dancer
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Sabra Naomi "Stick" Klein, A main character in the popular comic "PreTeena"