Sarah

[sair-uh]

Origin of Sarah

Hebrew śārāh princess
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Sarah

noun
  1. Old Testament the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac (Genesis 17:15–22)
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Word Origin and History for sarah

Sarah

fem. proper name, Biblical wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac, from Hebrew, literally "princess," from sarah, fem. of sar "prince," from sarar "he ruled," related to Akkad. sharratu "queen." Popular as a name for girls born in U.S. in 1870s and 1978-2000.

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