Sara

Sara Etymology and Meaning

The name Sara comes from the name Sarai, a feminine name with Jewish origin in the Old Testament and in the Hebrew language. There are traces of the name in Sanskrit and Indo-Iranian as well.

The meaning of Sara is derived from Sarah, which means “lady, princess, noblewoman” in the Hebrew language. The first known usage of any form of Sara was in the Old Testament, as the wife of Abraham. In modern Hebrew, “Sarah” is the word for “woman minister”.

Popularity

The popularity of Sara varies wildly across the world, but in England and Wales it hovers just under 100th on the list of most common female baby names. The name Sara did not catch on in England and Wales until after the Protestant Reformation.

Famous People with the First Name Sara

Sara is a name held by many famous individuals and companies. Sara Bareilles, singer of “Love Song”; Sara Ramirez, Dr. Torrez on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’; and Sara Gilbert, Darlene Conner on Roseanne are all famous examples of people named Sara. Additionally, Sara Lee is an example of a famous company with the name Sara.

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