Akkadian, Female, Hebrew, Mythology, Near East mythology, S names, Surname names

Sarra

Sarra is the Biblical Greek and Latin form of Sarah which comes from Hebrew meaning “lady, princess, noblewoman” via Hebrew root word sarar (to rule, to be princely) from sar (chief, ruler, prince, captain, chieftain, official) which seems to be a cognate of Akkadian šarru (king). Sarah seems to have been used as a title for royal women.

Sarra is also an Italian surname, the feminine form of Sarro, itself a shortened form of given name Baldassarro, a variant of Baldassare which is the Italian form of Balthazar meaning “Ba’al protect the king” or “Ba’al safeguard the king”, Ba’al being the chief god in Phoenician mythology and all across Mesopotamia.

Origin: Hebrew, Akkadian

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Variants:

  • Sarah (English, French, German, Hebrew, Arabic)
  • Sara (English, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, German, French, Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Polish, Arabic, Persian, Bosnian)
  • Sera (English)
  • Serah (English)
  • Sára (Hungarian, Czech, Slovak)
  • Sarina (Dutch, English)
  • Saara (Finnish)
  • Sari (Finnish)
  • Kala (Hawaiian)
  • Sarita (Spanish)
  • Suri (Yiddish)
  • Zara (English)
  • Zarah (English)

 

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