The name comes from the Arabic meaning, “traveler.”
This was the Muslim name of Scottish-Afghan writer, Saira Shah, (neé Elizabeth Louise Mackenzie 1900-1960), sometimes writing under the pseudonym of Morag Murray Abdullah. It is also borne by her grand-daughter, the author, reporter and documentary film-maker, Saira Shah (b.1964). It is also borne by Canadian fashion model, Saira Mohan (b.1978)
Its Bosnian form of Sajra is currently the 14th most popular female name in Bosnia & Herzegovina, (2010).
A Turkish and Azeri form is Saire.