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Girl Name: Sahara

Name: Sahara
Pronunciation: \sa-hara, saha-ra\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: desert
Origin: Arabic
Related Names: Sarah
Sounds Like: Zahira, Zohara
Variant forms: Saharah, Saharra, Sahra, Zahara
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 49647


Sahara \sa-hara, saha-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced sah-HAH-rah. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Sahara is "desert". Place name: an inhospitable desert in North Africa.

Sahara has 4 variant forms: Saharah, Saharra, Sahra and Zahara.

For more information, see also the related name Sarah.

Baby names that sound like Sahara are Zahira and Zohara.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Sahara.


Sahara is not a popular first name for women but a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#49647 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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