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Sara

Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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

Origin and Meaning of Sara

User Submitted Origins

Hebrew
35%
Arabic
34%
English
20%
Islamic/Muslim
3%
Jewish
3%
Persian/Iranian
3%
American
2%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from the United Arab Emirates, the name Sara is of Hebrew origin and means "Frequently, the name refers to Sarah, the wife of Abraham in the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Old Testament, and the Islamic Quran. In Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian, it means woman of high rank, often simply translated as 'Princess'. In Modern Hebrew, 'sarah' (???) is the word for 'woman minister'".
  2. According to a user from Algeria, the name Sara is of Arabic origin and means "Princess woman of high rank the wife of abraham the mather of izak in islamic quoran and bible".
  3. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Sara is of Arabic origin and means "Sara is a Muslim Girl name and it is an Arabic originated name with multiple meanings. Sara name meaning is pure, princess, Wife of Hazrat Ibrahim, happy, happiness, laughter, joy and delight".
  4. A user from Oregon, U.S. says the name Sara means "Princess lady noblewoman happy joy".
  5. A user from South Carolina, U.S. says the name Sara is of Hebrew origin and means "Princess variant to Abraham wife in the bible".
  6. A user from Nevada, U.S. says the name Sara is of Hebrew origin and means "Lady, Princess or Queen (Female Noble)".
  7. According to a user from India, the name Sara means "Princess, Noble lady".
  8. A submission from New Jersey, U.S. says the name Sara means "A beautiful princess that's joyful and happy and she makes everyone in the world happy".
  9. A user from California, U.S. says the name Sara means "Princess,gift of god ,beloved princess,daughter of the king".
  10. A submission from Norway says the name Sara means "Fine lady, Princess and Priestess" and is of Jewish origin.
  11. 24 submissions from all over the world agree the name Sara means "Princess" and is of Hebrew origin.
  12. 2 submissions from Iran, Islamic Republic of and Norway agree the name Sara means "Pure and clean soul" and is of Persian / Iranian origin.
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Wiktionary

From Latin Sara (“Sarah”).

  1. A female given name from Hebrew, an alternative form of .

Sara was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Dutch, Ewe, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovene, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Sara

Notable Persons Named Sara

Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert is an actress. She has been prominent since 1984. Sara was given the name Sara Rebecca Abeles on January 29th, 1975 in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles is a singer-songwriter and actress. She has been prominent since 2002. Sara was given the name Sara Beth Bareilles on December 7th, 1979 in Eureka, California, United States.

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Sara Jean Underwood

Sara Jean Underwood is a playboy playmate. Sara was born on March 26th, 1984 in Portland, Oregon, United States.

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Sara Paxton

Sara Paxton is an actress, singer, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Sara was born on April 25th, 1988 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Sara Ramirez

Sara Ramirez is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Sara was given the name Sara Elena Ramirez on August 31st, 1975 in Mazatlán.

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Sara Sampaio

Sara Sampaio is a model (people). Sara was born on July 21st, 1991 in Porto.

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  • Sara Jane Moore
    Criminal
  • Sara Rue
    Actress
  • Sara Blakely
    Businessperson
  • Sara McMann
    Martial Artist
  • Sara Khan
    Actress
  • Sara Pascoe
  • Sara Evans
    Singer-songwriter
  • Sara Malakul Lane
    Actress
  • Sara Del Rey
    Wrestler
  • Sara Dallin
    Singing
  • Sara Canning
    Actress
  • Sara Loren
    Actress
  • Sara Watkins
    Singer-songwriter
  • Sara Cox
    Television Presenter

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sara

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sara

Mia Sara

Mia Sara is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1985. Mia was given the name Mia Sarapochiello on June 19th, 1967 in Brooklyn Heights, New York, U.S.

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Inday Sara

Inday Sara is a Mayor of Davao City. She was most prominent from 2010 to 2013. Inday was born on May 31st, 1978 in Davao City.

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Guillermo Sara

Guillermo Sara is a soccer player for the Boca Juniors, Atlético de Rafaela, Real Betis, and Argentina national under-20 football team. Guillermo was born on September 30th, 1987 in Santa Fe, Argentina.

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Juan Sara

Juan Sara is a soccer player for the Almirante Brown de Arrecifes, Club Atlético Nueva Chicago, Cerro Porteño, Dundee F.C., Coventry City F.C., A.C. Reggiana 1919, Shelbourne F.C., Club Atlético Huracán, FC Vaduz, A.S.D. Gallipoli Football 1909, Lucena CF, FC Locarno, and Club Atlético River. Juan was born on October 13th, 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Mohamed Moumou or Abu Qaswarah or Abu Sara

Mohamed was born on July 30th, 1965 in Fez, Morocco. Mohamed is also known as Mumu, Mohamed; Shrayda, Abu; Amina, Abu; `Abdallah, Abu; Abderrahman, and Abou. He breathed his last breath on October 5th, 2008.

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Sally Sara

Sally was born on March 2nd, 1971.

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Common last names for Sara

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Anderson
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Clark
  • Allen
  • Rodriguez

Common first names for Sara

  • John
  • Joseph

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sara U.S.
  White 69.08% 64.26%
  African American 4.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.75% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 13.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sara

People with the last name Sara are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Sara

  • What name lists does Sara rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Sara? Sara is the 159th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sara was the 23,768th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 427,755 babies born with the first name Sara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sara to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 165 new born babies.
  • When was Sara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sara is Monday, March 16th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Sara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sara was in 1981 with a total of 11,358 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sara!
  • Random Sara Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sara ranks 101st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 12 babies in Rhode Island have the same name in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Sara: The name spelled backwards is Aras. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aasr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,064 people with the last name Sara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sara? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sara as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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