Sara – University of Copenhagen


How many girls were given this name in 2009?

Sara: 264
Sarah: 226


Sara is a Hebrew name which means 'princess'.


Sara has been a popular name since the 1980s and its popularity culminated in the latter part of the 1990s. Since then the name's popularity has been decreasing.

Well-known bearers of the name

In the Old Testament Sara is married to Abraham. Among living persons with this name are, for example, the popular American actress Sarah Jessica Parker.


The name can also be spelled e.g. Sahra, Zara, Zarah and Zahra.