For the past year I’ve been compiling famous names to list on my name numerology website. These are all noted individuals, but who are the most famous? Today let’s count down the most famous women named Sara and Sarah.
The most famous people (based on online chatter) with the first name Sara or Sarah are:
10. Sarah Paulson – Actress (Nip/Tuck, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Spirit)
9. Sarah Bernhardt – French Stage Actress in the late 1800s to the early 1900s
8. Sara Evans – Musician (Born To Fly, Perfect, You’ll Always Be My Baby)
7. Sarah Geronimo – Musician (Sweet Sixteen, Taking Flight, Just Me)
6. Sara Bareilles – Musician (Love Song, Bottle It Up, Come Home)
5. Sarah Brightman – Soprano Singer (Time to Say Goodbye, La Luna, Harem)
4. Sarah Silverman – Actress / Comedian (The Sarah Silverman Program, Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic)
3. Sarah McLachlan – Musician (Surfacing, Afterglow, Wintersong)
2. Sarah Connor – Fictional Character from the Terminator series of movies
…and the most famous woman named Sarah or Sara is by a huge margin…
1. Sarah Palin – Former Governor of Alaska, US Vice Presidential Candidate, and Author (Going Rogue)
Not making the top 10 list were Sara Groves – Musician (All Right Here, Add to the Beauty), Sara Hickman – Musician (Toddler, Big Kid, Motherlode), Sara Paretsky – Author (The V.I. Warshawski Detective Series), Sara Paxton – Actress and Musician (Summerland, The Last House on the Left, The Beautiful Life), Sara Ryan – Author (Empress of the World, The Rules for Hearts), Sara Underwood – Model and Actress (Epic Movie, The House Bunny), Sara Watkins – Musician (Why Should the Fire Die?, This Side, Nickel Creek), Sara Zarr – Author (Story of a Girl, Sweethearts, Once Was Lost), Sarah Chalke – Actress (Scrubs, Roseanne, How I Met Your Mother), Sarah Charlesworth – Artist and Photographer, Sarah Ferguson – The Duchess of York, Sarah Grimke – American Abolitionist, Sarah Harding – Singer, Model and Actress (Girls Aloud), Sarah Hughes – Olympic Gold Medalist Figure Skater, Sarah Lacy – Blogger, and Sarah Vowell – Author and Journalist (The Wordy Shipmates, Assassination Vacation, The Partly Cloudy Patriot).
An excellent mix of Saras and Sarahs with one politician (Palin), one fictional character (Connor), three actresses (Silverman, Bernhardt, and Paulson), and five musicians (McLachlan, Brightman, Bareilles, Geronimo, and Evans). Amazing to see that Sarah Bernhardt, who was a French stage actress from a century ago, is still so famous.
I compiled this list by searching for each of the Sara and Sarahs on a number of search engines and ranking them by the number of web pages, discussion forums, photos, videos, etc that are available online.