Sara

Sara - A very unique female name



  Jan 19,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sara, meaning princess, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #130. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sara and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sara? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Sara. The baby girl name Sara was given to 2,215 baby girls in 2012, ranking #142 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 638 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sara peaked in popularity 36 years ago in 1981 on position 26.



Famous with this name

Mia Sara
Sara Brasal
Sara Rue


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Sara is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sara is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #37 - and is the least popular in Idaho at position #407.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Sara is where you live.


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Sara origin and meaning

Sara is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means princess. To see famous people named Sara, pop culture references for the name Sara and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sara

We've found the following names that sound similar to Sara, sorted by popularity.

Sarah / Sherry / Sierra / Sherri / Sheri / Shari / Sherrie / Sarai / Sheree / Shakira /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012142
2011131
2010120
2009106
200892
200780
200672
200575
200468
200365
200258
200158
200057
199950
199848
199750
199650
199548
199443
199340
199237
199137
199034
198929
198830
198729
198627
198530
198432
198331
198228
198126
198027
197930
197828
197727
197627
197554
197461
197389
1972101
1971114
1970126
1969123
1968130
1967155
1966167
1965177
1964165
1963162
1962163
1961177
1960186
1959181
1958184
1957179
1956178
1955177
1954164
1953158
1952160
1951153
1950148
1949150
1948142
1947138
1946135
1945136
1944136
1943137
1942128
1941124
1940121
1939128
1938124
1937130
1936129
1935128
1934126
1933121
1932130
1931135
1930135
1929133
1928129
1927129
1926131
1925133
1924116
1923123
1922118
1921115
1920113
1919113
1918108
1917106
1916109
1915105
1914109
1913113
1912122
1911122
1910130

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey37
New York53
Alabama74
Connecticut109
Massachusetts111
Virginia115
Florida120
District of Columbia136
Illinois136
Pennsylvania142
North Carolina142
Georgia143
Texas145
New Hampshire145
California151
Michigan161
Ohio166
Nebraska167
Arizona168
Montana168
South Carolina170
Tennessee170
Maryland174
Colorado174
Missouri179
Arkansas181
Louisiana185
Rhode Island196
Kentucky197
Utah198
Nevada200
Oklahoma206
Mississippi208
Kansas228
Indiana240
Oregon249
Hawaii261
New Mexico269
Washington274
West Virginia288
Minnesota289
Iowa342
Wisconsin390
Idaho407

Even more about Sara


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Sara a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Sara?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1981
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Sara
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 638
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,215

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