Sarahs are all about balance and harmony. If your name is Sarah, you might not want to take a leading role yourself in a project yourself, but you like to work to make sure that everyone around you gets along and works together. You give excellent advice and people with problems naturally seek you out to help them work through them. You are likely to be low-key and probably not your best working under pressure, but you are a natural diplomat and have people skills galore. You are refined in your tastes and enjoy the finer things in life – from your home furnishings, to your clothes, to your car and your music. Most of all, you want to make the world a better, more peaceful place.
Sarah is one of the oldest names in the Bible. In the Old Testament book of Genesis, Sarah (which means “princess” or “lady” in Biblical Hebrew) was Abraham’s wife. Her name at the outset was actually Sarai, but God changed her name at the same time he changed Abram’s to Abraham’s, showing her honor and blessings by changing her name to one meaning “princess.” The Sarah of the Bible is perhaps best known for becoming a mother at age 90. She laughed at the very prospect of such a thing, so her son was named Isaac, meaning “laughter”!
“Sarah” has been used as a girls’ name in the United States since before there was even a United States, and it has remained popular ever since. Since the 1970s, Sarah has been a top-ten choice for girls. Such strong popularity for so long a period is quite unusual for a name, which only goes to show that people appreciate the classic but not old-fashioned nature of the name Sarah. Sara is another popular spelling, and various variations on the name Sarah, such as Sadie and Sierra, have become popular recently as well.
There are lots of famous Sarahs on the pop culture scene. In fact, even the pop culture scene of the late Nineteenth century was captivated by one of the most famous Sarahs of all time – the French actress Sara Bernhardt, popular for both her roles on the French stage and in early films.
More recent popular Sarahs include “Sex in the City’s” Carrie – Sarah Jessica Parker, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – Sarah Michelle Gallar, popular singer and musician Sarah McLachlan, Sarah Ferguson (the Duchess of York), and comedian Sarah Silverman.