Sarah

Sarah - A unique female name



  Jul 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sarah, meaning princess, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #40. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sarah and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sarah? 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 Sarah. The baby girl name Sarah was given to 5,104 baby girls in 2012, ranking #43 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 277 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sarah peaked in popularity 24 years ago in 1993 on position 3.



Famous with this name

Sarah Gadon
Sarah Polley
Sarah Strange


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Sarah is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sarah is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #13 - and is the least popular in Alaska at position #155.

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 Sarah is where you live.


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Sarah origin and meaning

Sarah is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means princess. To see famous people named Sarah, pop culture references for the name Sarah and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sarah

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

Sara / 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
201243
201139
201029
200921
200821
200718
200615
200515
200412
200312
20028
20016
20005
19994
19985
19974
19964
19955
19945
19933
19925
19916
19906
19895
19884
19875
19865
19855
19845
19835
19824
19814
19805
19796
19788
197711
197615
197517
197420
197335
197249
197158
197065
196972
196878
196783
196685
196592
196492
196394
196298
1961113
1960116
1959119
1958117
1957116
1956115
1955108
1954103
195393
195293
195191
195088
194984
194885
194793
194692
194577
194467
194371
194267
194160
194060
193968
193867
193765
193663
193561
193467
193359
193267
193171
193070
192968
192864
192761
192663
192558
192454
192354
192251
192154
192050
191946
191852
191752
191652
191551
191447
191343
191241
191142
191040

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York13
New Jersey16
Alabama27
Florida28
Georgia28
Massachusetts29
Wyoming30
Pennsylvania34
Connecticut35
Rhode Island36
North Carolina37
Hawaii39
Colorado40
Tennessee40
Utah41
Delaware43
South Carolina45
Mississippi45
District of Columbia46
Texas46
Virginia46
Maine52
Washington52
Indiana54
Kentucky54
Maryland57
New Hampshire59
California61
Ohio63
Illinois68
Michigan71
Missouri73
Kansas74
Montana76
Idaho77
Arizona81
Louisiana86
West Virginia88
Arkansas90
Oregon90
Oklahoma92
New Mexico96
Nebraska97
Nevada98
Wisconsin103
Minnesota111
South Dakota115
Iowa130
Alaska155

Even more about Sarah


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 Sarah a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Sarah?

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
1993
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Sarah
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 277
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +5,104

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