Sarai Name Meaning & Origin

Sarai

Pronunciation: sah-RIY (key)

In the Bible, Abram and Sarai were the original names of the couple whom God blessed and renamed Abraham and Sarah. Abram has a familar sound in English but Sarai has always been rare and exotic. In the past few years that has begun to change. It is still uncommon, but increasingly fashionable.

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Related Names:

Sarahi, Sariah

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Sarai and Raisa are anagrams of each other, they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Sarai: | Edit

In high school I knew a girl named Sarai, she was a ton of fun, lively, happy and very smart

I knew a girl named Sarai in middle and High school, she was really cool.

Nicknames for Sarai: | Edit

Rie-rie,
Sa, Sara
Ri (Ry)
Ria (Rya)
Sa-ri-ri
Sa-wi-wi
Ari (sARaI)

Meanings and history of the name Sarai: | Edit

A name from ancient times, Sarai is now coming into more popularity as a rarer variant of "Sarah" and "Sara"

Sarai is the original name of Abraham's wife in the Bible's book of Genesis before she is renamed Sarah by God.

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Queen Sarai, mother of Ezran and Callum in the Dragon Prince.

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