Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Princess
Main Origin Language: Hebrew
(Or View Sara Boy)

In 2017 the name Sara...

• was given to 1,872 baby girls
• was the 158th most popular name for baby girls
• was 53% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in New Jersey, New York, and Deleware
• was least popular in New Mexico, Hawaii, and New Hampshire
• was about as popular as Arabella and Finley
Babies Named Sara Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Sara...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1981
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1958
• is 7% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 69% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Taisha, Erica, Jayme, Jered, Jarad, Juston
• has the most opposite popularity history to Una, Vivian, Selma, Darwin, Gus, Eddy
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Sara Per State
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Geographically the name Sara...

• 38% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Adriana, Adina, Devorah, Thiago, Eliyahu, Akiva
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Ellie, Hazel, Clara, Xander, Silas, Jasper
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Sara by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Sara are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Sara will be the only kid named Sara in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Sara compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Sara rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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