Susan vs Sara - What's the difference?

susan | sara |


As a proper noun susan

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As a noun sara is

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As a verb sara is

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susan

English

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
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  • * ~1591 William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet : Act I, Scene III:
  • Susan' and she - God rest all Christian souls! - / Were of an age. Well, ' Susan is with God; / She was too good for me.
  • * 1855 , North and South , Bernhard Tauchnitz 1855, page 382:
  • "With all my heart, though I have not an idea who little Susan' may be. But I have a kindness for all '''Susans''', for simple ' Susan' s sake.
  • * 1932 , Words and Names , J.Murray 1932, page 84:
  • My own 'reaction' to the name Susan' is a vision of a sturdy young woman garbed in 'print' and armed with a mop or other domestic implement, a picture compounded of a succession of domestic '''Susans''' passing before the eyes of early childhood. - - - It is symptomatic of the game of general post now being played by the classes and the masses that ' Susan is taking refuge, with Betty, Peggy, Jane and Ann, among the aristocracy, while Gladys and Muriel reign below stairs,
  • * 2006 , Digging to America , Alfred A. Knopf, ISBN 0307263940, pages 10, 62:
  • Susan', they called her. They chose a name that resembled the name she had come with, Sooki, and also it was a comfortable sound for Iranians to pronounce. "' Su-san !" Maryam would sing when she went in to get her from her nap. "Su-Su-Su!"
    - - - Even on issues pertaining to their daughter, the Yazdans took a very different approach. Imagine changing that charming name, Sooki, part of her native heritage, to plain old Susan !

    Usage notes

    * In continuous use since the Middle Ages, with the latest popularity peak in the mid-twentieth century.

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    sara

    English

    (wikipedia Sara)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
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  • Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
  • *1850 (Dinah Craik), Olive , Chapman and Hall, page 151:
  • Olive learnt that her young beauty's name, so far from being anything so fine as Maddalena, was plain Sarah — or Sara , as its owner took care to explain. Olive was rather disappointed - but she thought of Coleridge's ladye love; consoled herself, and tried to console the young lady, with repeating
  • *::My pensive Sara ! thy soft cheek reclined, &c.
  • *:At which Miss Sara Derwent laughed, and asked who wrote that very pretty poetry?
  • * 2008 , The Northern Clemency , Harpercollins, ISBN 9780007174799, page 175
  • 'I wish I was called Sara ,' she said out loud.
    'Sarah?' her mother said. 'Why the heck is being called Sarah better than being called Tracy?'
    'Not Sarah, Sara ,' Tracy said. 'There's no h , you say Saaara.'

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