Congratulations on your new baby!

Now that you are expecting a little one to love and care for, it’s time to start considering what to name her.

Naming a baby can feel like a big responsibility, but it can also be a precious and special opportunity to bestow a meaningful and unique identity on your little girl.

A middle name can be a great way to add personality to your child’s name and make it special to you and your family.

If Sarah is your new daughter’s first name, then you may be wondering about the best middle name for her. There are so many names to choose from, and you want to find the perfect one for your little Sarah.

In our middle name series, we have compiled a list of resources and tools to inspire the best middle name for your little one, as well as some wonderful middle name ideas for Sarah!


What Does the Name Sarah Mean?

The name Sarah is of Hebrew origin and means “noblewoman” or “princess.” It’s a great option for a middle name because it is both feminine and regal. There are different variations of the name Sarah, like Sarai, Sara, and Saraha. You could also choose a different spelling of the name, like Sarena or Sarina.

Sarah, originally spelled Sarai, was the wife of Abraham (also known as ‘the father of many nations’) in the Bible. Since Sarah has a religious origin, there are many middle names that also have spiritual significance, such as Gabrielle (‘God is my strength’), Naomi (‘pleasant; gentle’), and Ruth (‘compassionate friend’). 

There are also girls’ names that hold similar meanings to the name Sarah, such as Alexandra (‘defender of mankind’) and Victoria (‘victory’). 

If you want to choose a more modern middle name for Sarah, there are plenty of great options to choose from. Some fun and trendy names perfect for Sarah are Harper, Riley, or Quinn.

No matter what middle name you choose for Sarah, make sure it’s one that she will love and be proud of. She will carry it with her for the rest of her life!


Popular People Named Sarah

Sarah Jessica Parker, Actress and producer

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Actress and producer entrepreneur 

Sarah Nicold Harding, English singer, model, and actress


How to Choose the Best Middle Name for Sarah

Family Ties

There are plenty of family members who could be sources of inspiration, such as aunts, grandmothers, sisters, or cousins. You could also choose a male family name as Sarah’s middle name.

For example, if her father’s middle name is Andrew, you might choose the middle name Andrea or Alexandra. Instead of Alexander you could give her the middle name Alexandra. Or you could use a gender neutral middle name, such as Ashley, Riley, or Erin.

Special Places

Is there a special place that is meaningful to your family? A traditional family vacation spot or birthplace or city with lots of memories?

Maybe you could choose the middle name of a place that has significance.

For example, if your family is from Hawaii, you might choose a middle name like Kahului. Or if your family is from Ireland, you might give your Sarah the middle name Shannon – or even Ireland!

Celebrity Names

Why not consider a celebrity name for your baby’s middle name? This could be a great way to pay tribute to someone you admire.

For example, if your favorite actress is Reese Witherspoon, you might choose the middle name Reese.

Or if your favorite singer is Taylor Swift, you might choose the middle name Taylor (or you could be really adventurous and make ‘Swift’ your daughter’s middle name)!

Nature Inspired

Another great option is to choose a name inspired by nature. This could be a beautiful way to honor the world around you.

For example, if you love the ocean, you might choose from the middle names Ocean, Wave, or Blue. Or if you’re a fan of flowers, you could go with Lily or Rose for your daughter’s middle name.

Favorite Books or Shows

Another option is to choose a name inspired by your favorite book or television show. This could be a great way to introduce your child to some of your favorite things.

For example, if you’re a fan of The Little Mermaid, you might choose the middle name Ariel – or one of the other princess names of Ariel’s many sisters!

If your family has mixed backgrounds and cultures, you could choose a popular movie name that honors your heritage. Think Maribel, Isabella, or Luisa from the hit movie Encanto. (But…we don’t talk about Bruno, no, no, no.)

Old Disney movies offer names like Aurora, Jasmine, Belle, Alice, Jane, and Tiana. Newer movies include some of our favorite characters like Moana, Anna, Kiara, and Elsa.

Double Names

The name Sarah also makes a beautiful double name, if you’ve considered this for your daughter. Both one and two-syllable middle names can make great double names for Sarah.

You could choose from Sarah Rose, Sarah Anne, Sarah Marie, Sarah Grace, Sarah Jane, Sarah Gray, Sarah Jaymes, and so on! 

Syllable Balance

Since Sarah is a two-syllable name, either a short or long middle name can work well. Of course, this depends on your last name as well.

A popular writer once told me that most author names are between three and six syllables. Anything longer than that can sometimes be challenging to commit to memory (but, of course, that’s not a hard and fast rule). So when you are considering the best middle name for Sarah, consider how many syllables her entire name will be, as well as how it all flows together. 


Lastly, an important factor to consider is cadence! This can be a great way to add extra flair to your baby’s name.

For those of us who don’t have a musical background, cadence is simply the flow or rhythm of a set of sounds or words. It’s that special thing that makes music and words and names sound pleasing or memorable to our ears.

Cadence can be achieved in many ways, including balancing syllables as we discussed above, but the best test is to say your daughter’s whole name aloud and see how it sounds.

Does it flow and sound nice together?

Does it elicit feelings of happiness and completion? Then you’re onto something!


Best Middle Names For Sarah

  1. Sarah Abigail
  2. Sarah Adelaide
  3. Sarah Adele
  4. Sarah Adeline
  5. Sarah Ainsley
  6. Sarah Alexandra
  7. Sarah Alice
  8. Sarah Amelia
  9. Sarah Ambrose
  10. Sarah Anastasia
  11. Sarah Angelica
  12. Sarah Angeline
  13. Sarah Anne
  14. Sarah Ashley
  15. Sarah Auden
  16. Sarah Avery
  17. Sarah Beatrix
  18. Sarah Bellamy
  19. Sarah Belle
  20. Sarah Beth
  21. Sarah Bianca
  22. Sarah Blair
  23. Sarah Blythe
  24. Sarah Brianne
  25. Sarah Briar
  26. Sarah Brooke
  27. Sarah Camille
  28. Sarah Caroline
  29. Sarah Carrington
  30. Sarah Catherine
  31. Sarah Celeste
  32. Sarah Charlotte
  33. Sarah Christine
  34. Sarah Claire
  35. Sarah Clementine
  36. Sarah Colette
  37. Sarah Constance
  38. Sarah Coraline
  39. Sarah Cordelia
  40. Sarah Corinne
  41. Sarah Christina
  42. Sarah Daisy
  43. Sarah Daphne
  44. Sarah Dawn
  45. Sarah Delaney
  46. Sarah Delphine
  47. Sarah Denise
  48. Sarah Draper
  49. Sarah Eleanor
  50. Sarah Elise
  51. Sarah Elizabeth
  52. Sarah Emery
  53. Sarah Emily
  54. Sarah Emmeline
  55. Sarah Esme
  56. Sarah Estelle
  57. Sarah Evangeline
  58. Sarah Evelyn
  59. Sarah Everly
  60. Sarah Faith
  61. Sarah Faye
  62. Sarah Felicity
  63. Sarah Fern
  64. Sarah Fiona
  65. Sarah Florence
  66. Sarah Frances
  67. Sarah Francesca
  68. Sarah Gabriella
  69. Sarah Genevieve
  70. Sarah Gillian
  71. Sarah Grace
  72. Sarah Gray
  73. Sarah Guinevere
  74. Sarah Gwendolyn
  75. Sarah Harlow
  76. Sarah Harper
  77. Sarah Haven
  78. Sarah Hazel
  79. Sarah Helena
  80. Sarah Hope
  81. Sarah Imogen
  82. Sarah Ingrid
  83. Sarah Iris
  84. Sarah Isabella
  85. Sarah Isadora
  86. Sarah Isla
  87. Sarah Isobel
  88. Sarah Ivy
  89. Sarah Jacqueline
  90. Sarah Jane
  91. Sarah Jasmine
  92. Sarah Jessica
  93. Sarah Jillian
  94. Sarah Jocelyn
  95. Sarah Jordan
  96. Sarah Josephina
  97. Sarah Josette
  98. Sarah Joy
  99. Sarah Joyce
  100. Sarah Julianne
  101. Sarah Juliet
  102. Sarah June
  103. Sarah Kate
  104. Sarah Katherine
  105. Sarah Kathleen
  106. Sarah Kay
  107. Sarah Lavinia
  108. Sarah Leigh
  109. Sarah Leilani
  110. Sarah Lillian
  111. Sarah Lily
  112. Sarah Lorraine
  113. Sarah Louisa
  114. Sarah Luciana
  115. Sarah Lucille
  116. Sarah Lucy
  117. Sarah Mabel
  118. Sarah Madeleine
  119. Sarah Mae
  120. Sarah Maeve
  121. Sarah Magdalene
  122. Sarah Maisie
  123. Sarah Margaret
  124. Sarah Marie
  125. Sarah Matilda
  126. Sarah Maureen
  127. Sarah Melody
  128. Sarah Michelle
  129. Sarah Miriam
  130. Sarah Nadine
  131. Sarah Naomi
  132. Sarah Natalie
  133. Sarah Nicole
  134. Sarah Noelle
  135. Sarah Odette
  136. Sarah Olive
  137. Sarah Olivia
  138. Sarah Onyx
  139. Sarah Ophelia
  140. Sarah Paige
  141. Sarah Paloma
  142. Sarah Patience
  143. Sarah Pearl
  144. Sarah Penelope
  145. Sarah Peyton
  146. Sarah Philippa
  147. Sarah Phoebe
  148. Sarah Piper
  149. Sarah Poppy
  150. Sarah Presley
  151. Sarah Priscilla
  152. Sarah Quinn
  153. Sarah Rachel
  154. Sarah Rayanne
  155. Sarah Rayne
  156. Sarah Rebecca
  157. Sarah Renee
  158. Sarah Reverie
  159. Sarah Riley
  160. Sarah Rose
  161. Sarah Roselle
  162. Sarah Ruby
  163. Sarah Ruth
  164. Sarah Sophia
  165. Sarah Shannon
  166. Sarah Sloane
  167. Sarah Tamar
  168. Sarah Tatum
  169. Sarah Taylor
  170. Sarah Therese
  171. Sarah Victoria
  172. Sarah Violet
  173. Sarah Vivian
  174. Sarah Willow
  175. Sarah Wren


Final Thoughts

I hope this list has inspired you to find the perfect middle name for your little Sarah. There are so many beautiful names to choose from, and I’m sure you will find the perfect one for your daughter. Once again, congratulations on expecting a baby girl – and all the best to you as you choose her perfect middle name!

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