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Sara Name Popularity

How popular is the name Sara? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Sara was the 170th most popular girls name, representing 0.1213% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Sara has been the 80th most popular girls name, representing 0.2768% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 129 591 0.1679%
1911 122 657 0.1764%
1912 122 918 0.182%
1913 113 1,100 0.194%
1914 109 1,464 0.2101%
1915 105 1,904 0.2096%
1916 109 1,956 0.2025%
1917 106 2,131 0.213%
1918 108 2,268 0.2113%
1919 113 2,138 0.2042%
1920 113 2,338 0.2103%
1921 115 2,334 0.2038%
1922 118 2,194 0.1969%
1923 123 2,152 0.1921%
1924 116 2,284 0.1967%
1925 133 2,013 0.1781%
1926 131 1,998 0.1817%
1927 129 1,970 0.178%
1928 129 1,838 0.1718%
1929 133 1,710 0.1651%
1930 134 1,744 0.167%
1931 135 1,676 0.1698%
1932 130 1,730 0.1751%
1933 121 1,844 0.1979%
1934 126 1,815 0.1878%
1935 128 1,749 0.18%
1936 129 1,805 0.1874%
1937 130 1,873 0.1901%
1938 124 1,921 0.1876%
1939 128 1,857 0.1826%
1940 122 2,071 0.1948%
1941 124 2,056 0.1827%
1942 128 2,165 0.1714%
1943 137 1,997 0.153%
1944 136 1,886 0.1522%
1945 136 1,773 0.1454%
1946 135 2,005 0.1359%
1947 138 2,159 0.1293%
1948 142 2,011 0.126%
1949 150 1,948 0.1211%
1950 147 2,036 0.1265%
1951 153 2,053 0.1211%
1952 159 2,027 0.1161%
1953 158 2,060 0.1164%
1954 164 2,110 0.1154%
1955 177 1,954 0.1062%
1956 178 1,984 0.105%
1957 179 2,092 0.1087%
1958 184 1,976 0.1046%
1959 180 2,016 0.1061%
1960 186 2,024 0.1068%
1961 177 2,188 0.1159%
1962 163 2,459 0.1339%
1963 162 2,479 0.1381%
1964 165 2,348 0.1334%
1965 177 1,956 0.1196%
1966 167 2,046 0.131%
1967 155 2,197 0.1448%
1968 130 2,450 0.1632%
1969 123 2,787 0.1809%
1970 126 3,060 0.1923%
1971 114 3,204 0.2132%
1972 101 3,178 0.2333%
1973 89 3,474 0.268%
1974 61 4,649 0.3577%
1975 54 5,129 0.3991%
1976 27 8,024 0.6226%
1977 27 8,709 0.6461%
1978 28 8,868 0.6596%
1979 30 8,654 0.6137%
1980 27 11,148 0.7624%
1981 26 11,356 0.7725%
1982 28 11,341 0.7589%
1983 31 10,086 0.6835%
1984 32 9,313 0.626%
1985 30 10,556 0.6955%
1986 27 11,049 0.732%
1987 29 10,089 0.6611%
1988 30 10,013 0.6425%
1989 29 9,707 0.6015%
1990 34 8,974 0.5414%
1991 37 8,844 0.5426%
1992 37 8,441 0.5288%
1993 40 7,900 0.5067%
1994 43 7,218 0.4703%
1995 48 6,693 0.4441%
1996 50 6,287 0.4199%
1997 50 6,157 0.4163%
1998 48 6,007 0.4013%
1999 50 5,622 0.3754%
2000 57 5,316 0.348%
2001 58 5,151 0.3419%
2002 58 4,938 0.3295%
2003 65 4,759 0.3128%
2004 68 4,502 0.2954%
2005 75 4,275 0.2796%
2006 72 4,399 0.2809%
2007 80 4,019 0.2547%
2008 92 3,583 0.2318%
2009 106 3,035 0.2031%
2010 120 2,616 0.1815%
2011 130 2,374 0.1666%
2012 142 2,238 0.1571%
2013 155 2,064 0.145%
2014 165 1,941 0.1332%
2015 159 1,948 0.1339%
2016 152 2,007 0.1392%
2017 155 1,850 0.1326%
2018 170 1,667 0.1213%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Sara

If you like Sara, you’ll love these other names like Sara.


What names sound like Sara?

If you like how Sara sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Sara.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Sahra

Desert

Arabic

#3,233 (0.0004%)  
Saira

Princess

Hebrew

#1,684 (0.0037%)  
Sarai

Princess

Hebrew

#392 (0.052%)  
Sari

Princess

Hebrew

#2,863 (0.0006%)  
Sarra

Princess

Hebrew

Seara

Bright, famous

Latin

Sera

Princess

Hebrew

Siara

Black

Irish

#3,498 (0.0004%)  
Zara

Blooming flower

English

#247 (0.0911%)  

What names are similar to Sara?

Find a name that’s like Sara, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bara

To select; innocent

Hebrew

Cara

Beloved; friend

Latin

#817 (0.0186%)  
Dara

Nugget of wisdom

Hebrew

#1,010 (0.0123%)  
Fara

Good-looking

English

Iara

Water lady; small butterfly

Arabic

Kara

A short form of Karen.

Latin

#475 (0.0427%)  
Lara

Protection

Latin

#707 (0.0229%)  
Mara

Bitter

Hebrew

#660 (0.0268%)  
Saba

From Sheba; morning

Greek

Sabra

A short form of Sabrina.

Israeli

Sada
Sana

Brilliant; praise

Indian (Sanskrit)

#1,293 (0.007%)  
Sarka

Princess

Hebrew

Sasa

Help, aid

Japanese

Shara

Princess; a fertile plain

Hebrew

Tara

Hill; star

Indian (Sanskrit)

#912 (0.0154%)  
Yara

Water lady; small butterfly

Arabic

#626 (0.0289%)  

Lists With Sara

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Siblings of Sara

Mamas with kids named Sara also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Emily

To excel

Latin

#12 (0.63%)  
Claire

Clear and bright

French

#49 (0.3187%)  
Charlotte

Free man

French

#6 (0.9419%)  
Addison

Son of Adam

English

#35 (0.3787%)  
Paityn

Unknown

#907 (0.0156%)  
Jackson

Son of Jack

English

#17 (0.7514%)  
Richard

Brave ruler

German

#185 (0.1534%)  

3 Comments

  1. Sara means princess, and she is that ? my husband always wanted a Sara Renee, we compromised; Sara Harper.

  2. I choose name Sara because my husband name is Samir and my name is Rutuja so combination of first letters of both name I.e., SaRa
    And I am from India and now I am living in USA, and Sara is the common name in both countries

    Like- short and simple name
    Dislike- very common name in USA

    Everyone says she is very active girl than her age

  3. I had a dream and saw just the letters SARA. I looked up the meaning and it is princess. Years before I teased my husband that I was going to be replaced by a baby princess. After that I knew God gave me her name.


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