Sahara name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sahara mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sahara

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from Texas, U.S. agree the name Sahara means "Wilderness".
  2. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Sahara is of Arabic origin and means "Support".
  3. A user from North Dakota, U.S. says the name Sahara means "Dawn".
  4. A user from Minnesota, U.S. says the name Sahara is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Defies god".
  5. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Sahara is of Arabic origin and means "Desert".
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  1. The world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa

From Arabic صَحَارَى‎ (ṣaḥārā, “deserts”).

  1. A desert in North Africa, the largest hot desert in the world.

Sahara was also found in the following language(s): Czech, French, German, Italian, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, and Swahili

Notable Persons Named Sahara

Notable Persons Named Sahara

Sahara Davenport

Sahara Davenport was a drag queen, dancer, make-up artist, and dance. Sahara was given the name Antoine Ashley on December 17th, 1984 in Dallas. Sahara is also known as Ashley and Antoine (birth name). He passed away on October 1st, 2012.

Sahara Sue"

Sahara was born in 1954. Sahara is also known as Jane Las Vegas Doe. She left this life on August 14th, 1979.

Sahara Khatun

Sahara was born Sahara Khatun on March 1st, 1943 in Shahjalal International Airport.

Sahara Beck

Sahara was born in 1996 in Australia.

Sahara Smith

Sahara Smith is a folk rock and alternative rock musician. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Sahara was born on September 26th, 1988.

Sahara Sunday Spain

Sahara was born in 1991.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sahara

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sahara

Subrata Roy Sahara

Subrata Roy Sahara is a founder, chairman of the sahara india, sahara india pariwar, and chairman of thesahara india. He has had major accomplishments since 1978. Subrata was born on June 10th, 1948 in Araria, Bihar, India. Subrata is also known as Saharasri.

Kenji Sahara

Kenji Sahara is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1954 to 1954. Kenji was given the name Tadashi Ishihara on May 14th, 1932 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa.

Hideki Sahara

Hideki Sahara is a soccer player for the Yokohama F. Marinos, Kawasaki Frontale, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, and F.C. Tokyo. Hideki was born on May 15th, 1978 in Yokohama.

Hekuran Sahara

Hekuran Sahara is an athlete for the Norrby IF.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sahara U.S.
  White 17.44% 64.26%
  African American 11.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 56.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sahara

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Sahara

  • How Popular is the name Sahara? Sahara is the 4,496th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sahara was the 104,156th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sahara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,970 babies born with the first name Sahara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sahara to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sahara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1964 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sahara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sahara is Tuesday, January 26th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Sahara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sahara was in 2006 with a total of 248 babies.
  • Random Sahara Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sahara is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Texas have the same name in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Sahara: The name spelled backwards is Arahas. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Arasah. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sahara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 172 people with the last name Sahara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sahara? Sahara is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Sahara name meaning

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