Sarah Name Meaning & Origin

Sarah

Pronunciation: SAY-rah, SA-rə (key)

Origin of the name Sarah:

Derived from the Hebrew sārāh (princess). The name is borne in the Bible by the wife of the patriarch Abraham and mother of Isaac.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Sadie, Sally, Sara

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In Nazi Germany, female Jews who did not have "typically Jewish" given names were forced to add "Sarah" to their names as of January 1939. (Men had to add "Abraham".)

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Nicknames for Sarah: | Edit

Swalalala
Sar bear
Itsy Litsy Sitsy
Sahara
Sararararah

Meanings and history of the name Sarah: | Edit

It means Princess, derived from Hebrew.

Famous real-life people named Sarah: | Edit

Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress best known for her role as Carrie in the HBO series "Sex and the City".
Sarah Michelle Geller, American actress.
Sarah McLachlan, Canadian singer
Sarah Hyland, American actress
Sarah Paulson, American actress
Sarah Silverman, American comedian
Sarah Brightman, English singer and actress
Sarah Palin, American politician
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and ex-wife of Prince Andrew
Sarah Bolger, Irish actress known for her role as Lady Mary in "The Tudors" and Aurora in "Once Upon a Time"
Sarah Miles, English actress
In the Bible, Sarah was the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. Her name was originally Sarai ("quarrelsome"), but God commanded that her name be changed to Sarah ("princess") before the birth of her son.

Sarah in song, story & screen: | Edit

Sarah Connor, heroine of the Terminator movie franchise
Sarah Braverman, character from the TV series Parenthood
Sarah Witting, protagonist of the book and movie "Sarah Plain and Tall"
Sarah Walker, alias of a main character of the fictional television series "Chuck".
"Sarah", song by Thin Lizzy
"What Sarah Said", song by Death Cab for Cutie
"Sarah Jane", song by Bob Dylan
"Sarah Smiles" by Panic at the Disco

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