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When you find out you’re having a little girl, there’s just something about it that is so much fun! Whether it’s shopping around for frills, bows, and everything pink or selecting a sweet-sounding girl name, baby girls definitely hold a special place in everyone's hearts!
Picking a good name is perhaps one of the more important things to check off that lengthy to-do list! The importance goes far beyond simply selecting a name that sounds pretty; it’s a matter of finding a name that has a nice meaning behind it, and one that has nicknames that are pleasing to your ears. It also never hurts to learn a bit about the history of potential names, either!
A good starting place would be to compile a list of names that you like the sound of and then narrow them down after learning the history, meaning, and nicknames! In this bit, I am shifting my focus to the name Sarah. Pretty, right?
Nicknames for Sarah
If you’re looking for a name that is very tough to nickname, then you found it! There are actually very few conventional nicknames associated with the name Sarah. In fact, most Sarah's who have a nickname are simply nicknames that were made up and have little to do with their real name, rather than traditional nicknames, like "Will" for William.
Although there are no real nicknames for Sarah as far as short names go, there’s plenty of fun names that you can come up with! These kinds of names tend to be assigned with personality types later on once you discover certain personality traits.
So, rather than going into a short or non-existent list of nicknames for Sarah, I will instead give you some ideas on what types of nicknames you can expect out of the usual, some ideas on what you can call her for fun rather than for short.
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Sarah Meaning and Origin
It’s always fun to learn when and how names came about, and also a good thing to record in your baby’s keepsake memory book. Read on to learn a bit about the name Sarah!
If you are religious or at least somewhat familiar with the Bible, you will know that the name “Sarah” dates back to the Old Testament in the Bible. She was the mother of Isaac and the wife of Abraham, and the original name was Sarai before God changed it to Sarah.
The name later became popular in Europe during the 1500’s during the movement of the protestant reformation. Although the details of the reformation are not relevant, it’s important to note the time when the name came into the norm. What’s even better is the meaning behind the name, with a sweet, girly meaning of “Princess” or “Lady.”
As with most names, the popularity of the name Sarah comes in waves over the decades. Currently in the United States, the name is ranked as the 50th most popular name, but currently holds place number 5 and 9 in Austria and France, respectively.
Taking a peek into the Social Security Administration’s records, I can see that the name was pretty popular in the beginning of the 1900’s (as far back as SSA’s public records go). The popularity tapered off until it made yet another comeback in the late ‘70’s, where it held a spot in the top ten names all the way through 2002. Although it never made it as the most popular name, it did rank in at number three in its most popular year in 1993!
Famous People Named Sarah
With such a stretch of the name being so popular, and with the beautiful meaning behind it, you will not be shocked that there’s many people who currently have the name, along with plenty of famous people as well. Here’s a few Sarah’s that you have probably heard of!
- Sarah Michelle Gellar: TV Actress. Starred on Cruel Intentions but is most famous for her role as Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- Sarah Hyland: TV Actress. Plays Haley on Modern Family. She also starred in the movie “Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters.”
- Sarah Palin: Politician. Need I put more?
- Sarah Jessica Parker: TV Actress. Famous for her part as Carrier on Sex in the City.
- Sarah Paulson: TV Actress. Had roles in quite a few TV show but is most popular for her star roles on FX’s American Horror Story.
- Sarah Silverman: Comedian. Not only for stand-up comedy, but also has an HBO special called “We Are Miracles.”
So many famous people named Sarah out there! One thing’s for sure, if you asked Sarah Silverman about some nicknames for Sarah, she’d probably have a pretty entertaining answer for you!
What Boys Think Of Girl Names
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Sarah on August 15, 2020:
Sarah on July 22, 2020:
I live in NC and I think I like Ara da best now imma talk about meh family so my parents r not married anymore sooooo now I live with my dad and I can barely get to see my mom sooooo ya that’s my life oh and plus I have to go to school
(sars) Sarah on July 21, 2020:
Always had too many best buddies called Sarah so Sars became my answer too. I also got Sars whilst in Thailand in my late 20's so the name was pretty fitting.
SoSo would work given my initials Sarah Oxxx but not sure i reasonate with it.
Sarah on July 18, 2020:
@Sarah (2 months ago) I’m Irish too!
Sarah❤❣ on July 18, 2020:
if there is one thing i love,it is seeing a lot of Sarah's, i love my namesakes,that means i love you guys,i think i love the name "sarabel" the most
THANK YOU SARAH'S
i will love you forever
Sara on June 10, 2020:
Sare bear is a cute one
SC Sarah on June 03, 2020:
My initials are SC, too, but I absolutely HATE Essie. It sounds REALLY babyish. Sorry, not trying to be rude or anything like that, but I need a cool nn, not a babyish one. Again, it may fit you, but it doesn t fit me, because I’m anything but babyish. If anyone has any cool nn suggestions, feel free to add a comment about your suggestions. Just have your name be SC Sarah Reply, please. That would be super helpful! Congrats to you if you made it to the end! PLEASE REPLY SOON! THANKS SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!
Sarzy (Sarah) on June 02, 2020:
S A R A H! on June 02, 2020:
Ooh I like Sar Bear!
Sarzy (Sarah) on June 02, 2020:
Hey y’all! I love my name (Sarah), but need a REALLY cool nickname for it. I like Sar Bare but what do you guys think? Oh, or Sar Bear. I don’t really like Sally or Sadie, because I feel like those are all there own names. Also, Zarah, just go by Zar Bear! That would be cute!
Sarah on June 02, 2020:
Hey Sarah’s! Do you guys prefer Sarzy or Sar/Sare for a cute nickname??? I love both but need ONE and can’t decide! Thx so much!!!
Sarah on May 08, 2020:
Im irish and two nicknames that are given are sadie and sally
Sarah on April 30, 2020:
I love seeing all the Sarahs gathered here
Sarah on April 19, 2020:
Essie, I found this out using my initials SC, and instantly just loved it and wish I had found this in High School! (I'm 31, and been searching for something I've loved for ever). Essie is really cute. I also quite like Sammie for Sarah too but that never fit.
Sara on April 18, 2020:
What are some nicknames for Sara?
Sarah on April 14, 2020:
I LOVE looking at blogs like these and want a nickname SO badly since I always get called "Sarah" all the time and need a cute nickname for myself like "Rah Rah" or "Sallie" although those are backward to the 70s so some cute girl for short names are perfect! :)
Sarah on February 14, 2020:
I need a cute nickname
Sarah on February 05, 2020:
I’m dutch so A nickname was actually fairly easy, it’s saar or Saartje. Saartje means little sarah.
Sarah on January 06, 2020:
I need a nickname
Sarah on October 30, 2019:
My mom called me Sari, my dad called me Saird. My grandma always called me by my full name, Sarah Jane.
Mariyah on September 05, 2019:
I would like to have some nicknames I will prefer the best Because I have a bestfriend and her name is Angelina and she is also known for her stage name Angie Actually, today when I sawed her in a different classroom I said hi to her by waving my hands at my friend Angelina. She said that she also has a lot of nicknames known as
Sarah on June 02, 2019:
My nickname is Sare, so there’s that.
Sarah on May 04, 2019:
thank you for helping me know my nickname
Sarah on April 28, 2019:
Or we can do something like Sare or Sayre for short
Zarah on December 19, 2018:
I need nick name for ZARAH