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Do you have a friend or relative called Sarah that you want to find a nickname for? But you may want to stay away from some of the more traditional nicknames such as Sally.
In this article, we have put together some of our favorite nicknames for Sarah, most are uncommon and probably have come about from personal experience rather than from being traditional.
But first of all, let’s take a quick look at where the name Sarah comes from and its meaning.
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The Meaning Of Sarah
Sarah is a Hebrew name and means princess but it also has religious connections in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. In Christianity, Sarah was the wife of Abraham wife and the mother of Isaac.
According to the book of Genesis, Sarah was originally called Sarai, but her name was changed by God to Sarah when she was ninety years old.
The name Sarah is a timeless classic and I am biased as it is also the name of my oldest daughter.
Sarah was in the top ten names from 1978 to 2002, and although its popularity has slipped slightly it is still a widely used girl’s name. There are variations in spelling such as Sara and diminutives of Sadie and Sally that are used independently.
Popular Nicknames For Sarah
- Sadie, originally a diminutive of Sarah.
- Sarah bug
- Sarah Boo
- Sarah Muffins
- Sarah Bella
- Sam Sam
- Que Sarah Sarah
- Rah rah
- Sara Ray
- Sar Sar
- Sarah Sue
- Sara Lee
Funny Nicknames For Sarah
- Sarah Connor
- Sarah Munchkin
- Sarah Beara Boo
- Sare Bear
Why Is Sally A Nickname For Sarah?
If like me you had no clue that Sally was a common diminutive for Sarah you would not be alone.
No one really knows how Sally came from the name Sarah, but in the English language, it is not uncommon for pet names to not make any logical sense.
Nicknames such as Molly is a nickname for Mary, Bob is a nickname for Robert, and Bill is a nickname for William.
Famous People Names Sarah
It will not surprise you that a name that has spent over 25 years in the top ten has some famous namesakes. Here are some of those famous Sarahs from past and present.
- Sarah Palin – an American politician
- Sarah Sands – British journalist and author.
- Sarah Hyland – Actress from Tv series Modern Family.
- Sarah Polk – First Lady of the United States from 1845 to 1849, she was nicknamed Sahara Sarah.
- Sarah Jessica Parker – Famous for her role in the Tv series and then the movie Sex in the city.
- Sarah Silverman – American stand up comedian.
- Sarah Lois Vaughan – American jazz legend and was nicknamed sassy.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar – American actress.
International Variations Of Sarah
There are variations of Sarah used all over the globe. Sara is the most well-known of these variations but here are some of our favorite variations of Sarah in other languages worldwide.
These international variations can also be used as an alternative to a nickname.
- Sala – Korean
- Salcia – Polish
- Sarea – Khmer
- Sarai – Malayalam
- Saraha – Gujarati
- Sarka – Russian
- Shala – Chinese
- Sirke – Yiddish
- Capa – Bulgarian
- Cara – Tamil
- Hara – Maori
- Kala – Hawaiian
The Final Thought
There are some great options for nicknames for Sarah. They range from super cute, to traditional, to the more unique. But nicknames do tend to have a personal element to them and are usually the result of a funny story or event.
Nicknames often reflect the depth of your friendship or relationship with that person. This means that you may have a Sarah in your life with a completely unique nickname that actually has very little to do with her name.