This amazing word affected many languages in the word. In fact, many English words have been derived from this Hebrew word. The name Sarah or Sara are the feminine form of “prince,” but there is no connotation of power in this name, just nobility. Sarah or Sara has the power value vested in the warrior prince. The name Israel came from this root when Jacob was wrestling as a hero prince with God and won. This is when his name was changed to Israel (Gen. 32:29).
The exalted name Sir also came from “sar.” So are all these highest-ranking leader’s names: Caesar, the Roman emperor; the Kaiser in Germany; the Tzar or Tsar in Russia.
A wealth of other high-ranking clergy names came from the Hebrew Sar: Minister, Mister, the Spanish rank se·ñor, monsignor, the French word for sir: monsieur (notice that it ends with an “r” even though it is not pronounced). Senior and seniority are also related to the Hebrew “sar.”
We shall close with the famous verse from Isa. 9:5:
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government is upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called ‘Wonderful counsellor of the mighty God, of the everlasting Father, of the Prince of peace .”
This last name in Hebrew is “Sar Shalom.”