This name derives from the Hebrew “Saráy / Śārā > Sarah”, meaning “woman of high rank, Princess, essence, speckled”. The name refers to the wife of Abraham and the mother of Isaac as described in the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Old Testament, and the Islamic Quran. In origin, his name was “Saráy”. According to Genesis 17:15, God changed her name to Sarah as part of a covenant after Hagar bore Abraham his first son, Ishmael. This name is a consistently popular across Europe and North America, as well as in the Middle East being commonly used as a female first name by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, and remaining popular also among non-religious members of cultures influenced by these religions.
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