Sarah

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew שָׂרָה (Sara, lady, princess), which was originally converted from the given name שָׂרָי (saráy, Sarai).

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Proper noun[edit]

Sarah

  1. Wife of patriarch Abraham, mother of Isaac.
  2. A female given name
    • 1988 Margaret Atwood: Cat's Eye: page 15:
      I also have two daughters, by now grown up. Their names are Sarah and Anne, good sensible names. - - - I am a believer in sensible choices, so different from many of my own. Also in sensible names for children, because look what happened to Cordelia.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (wife of Abraham): Sarai

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Sarah. Used as a modern spelling variant of the traditional Danish Sara.

Proper noun[edit]

Sarah

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 9025 females with the given name Sarah (compared to 12 537 named Sara) have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequncy peak in the 1990s. Accessed on March 20th, 2011.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A spelling variant of the biblical given name Sara.

Proper noun[edit]

Sarah

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [2] MeilleursPrénoms, based on INSEE data: 143 746 females named Sarah, compared to 18 954 named Sara, in France in 1900 - 2009, with the frequency peak in 2000. Accessed on March 29th, 2011.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Sarah. Used as a spelling variant of the traditional German Sara.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sarah

  1. A female given name.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Sarah. Used as a modern spelling variant of the traditional Norwegian Sara.

Proper noun[edit]

Sarah

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • [3] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 2899 females with the given name Sarah, compared to 7800 named Sara, living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 2000s. Accessed on March 29th 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Sarah. Used as a modern spelling variant of the traditional Swedish Sara.

Proper noun[edit]

Sarah

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [4] Statistiska centralbyrån: 6971 females with the given name Sarah (compared to 62 008 named Sara) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on March 29th, 2011.