Usage: Sara, of Hebrew origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Sara are in general originating from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Sara across the world, see Sarah.
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N.B. Sometimes it happens that another name has the same meaning. There is nothing surprising in this: both names have the same origin or the same numbers of numerology.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 3.
Qualities: Creative, Light-Hearted
Ruling planet: Jupiter
Colors: Purple, Lilac, Mauve
The name Sara is ranked on the 93rd position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 5044000 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.07% of the population. The name Sara has four characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Sara for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name day of Sara is 19 August.
History and Origin
Sarah (alternatively spelled Sara) is a feminine given name found in many different areas of the world. Sarah is a consistently popular given name across Europe and North America, as well as in the Middle East—being commonly used as a female first name by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, and remaining popular also among non-religious members of cultures influenced by these religions.
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 Farsi, it means woman of high rank, often simply translated as "Princess". In Modern Hebrew, "sarah" (שרה) is the word for "woman minister".
Sara is the usual transliteration of the old Sanskrit word sâra (सार), which can be glossed as "essence", "core", or "speckled".
In the United States, Sarah has been counted among the top 150 given names since 1880, when name popularity statistics were first recorded in the United States. Sarah ranked among the top 10 names from 1978 to 2002, reaching a plateau of popularity from the early 1980s to 1988. Every year since and including 1989 it has fallen in popularity, but it remained the 30th most popular name for newborn girls in 2010. Its most common variant spelling, Sara, was number 121.
The name has been similarly popular in Ireland and the United Kingdom. In England, it gained popularity after the Protestant Reformation. In 2003, Sarah ranked one of the top five most popular Irish baby names.
Variant of Sarah. This is the form used in the Greek of the New Testament (Hebrews 11: 11).
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