Sahara Name Meaning & Origin

Sahara

Pronunciation: sah-HAH-rə (key)

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This is my name and I want to clarify the pronunciation for American English. A long “AH” the middle syllable may work for some individual preferences, or for British English. However, in American English, that A in the second syllable is short like “hat”. Unfortunately, that may end up sounding a little bit like “hair” in many US accents. However, a short A sound in the middle is the most common way to pronounce the place and name, Sahara, in the US. I think I hate when people use the long AH even more than I hate when they mistake my name for Sarah. It’s like Rihanna who has corrected the media multiple times that her middle A is short.

My name isnt Sahara but it is Suhera texhniquily the same thing. I tried looking everywhere to find out what my name means because i loved it soo much. When i came to this website the name Sahara was close enough and it alse meant dawn and now i am so happy, because i love when the sun rises because it is so beautiful and i thank my auntie for thinking up this name for me

Personal experiences with the name Sahara

Sahara is a very unique name. I have a 6 yr old daughter named Sahara Marine Luna and shes the only I've met.

My name is Rebecca and I have a 5 year old daughter named Sahara Jane Mckee. I have not seen anyone else with the name besides your daughters and my daughters.

My name is Sahara and I am couldn't be more thrilled that my parents gave me this name. Ever since I was little it's made me feel unique and special. It has really helped me have a deep sense and need for individuality, which has served me very well in life. I want to make sure when I have kids that I give them unique names that they'll love and that will make them feel unique.

My name is Sahara. I am the only Sahara I know. People always mispronouce and mispell my name. SARAH AND SARA ARE NOT THE SAME AS SAHARA. I cannot stress this enough. Sarah and Sara etc are boring, common names. Sahara on the other hand is exotic and original.

My name is Sahara Summer Jacobson. I am one of the only people in my city that I've heard with the name Sahara, I want to legally change my name to Savana, seeing as a simple name like "Sahara" is too hard to pronounce. My dad gave me this name, I love it but it's getting so annoying being called sa-HAR-a. Not sa-"Hair"-a.

Nicknames for Sahara

Sa, Sasa, Sassy
Note - DEFINITELY DO NOT CALL HER SARAH, SARA, SANDRA OR ANY OTHER NAME BUT THE ONE SHE WAS BLESSED TO HAVE!!!!!!!! I CANNOT STRESS HOW ANNOYING THIS IS. HONESTLY - IT'S NOT HARD TO SIMPLY PRONOUNCE SA-HA-RA. GOSH PEOPLE.

I grew up being called "sahawa", and "wawa" because my little brothers couldn't pronounce r's. But i don't think you want to be called that...

Meanings and history of the name Sahara

Sahara, a desert in North Africa, the largest hot desert in the world.
Arabic word ṣaḥrā´(صَحراء), meaning "deserts".

Actually, a desert might be named Sahara, but the meaning of the name is "Dawn"

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My name's Sahara, and I've never met another in my life. My mom made me think there was no one else with the same name, and now its so unreal. I think it's awesome though. It's funny beacuse I have to tell everyone how to pronounce it, and sometimes it gets annoying when I have to repeat it. ;)

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