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204k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Sally

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Diminutive form of Sarah
  • #358 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Sally" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188080800
188179790
188295950
188373730
188495950
18851071070
18861041040
18871121120
18881421420
18891231230
18901541540
18911151150
18921601600
18931341340
18941681680
18951621620
18961851850
18972062060
18981991990
18991851850
19002882880
19012142140
19022662660
19032882880
19042782780
19053033030
19063583580
19073873870
19084434430
19094704700
19105535530
19115355350
19128218210
19138888799
19141,0641,0640
19151,1271,1216
19161,2261,2215
19171,0381,0299
19181,0941,0868
19199919910
19209659587
19218918910
19229729720
19231,0049995
19241,1531,1458
19251,3161,3097
19261,4761,46610
19271,6401,63010
19281,8951,8896
19292,2222,2148
19302,5592,54415#97 girl name
19312,5682,55513#97 girl name
19322,9262,91511#84 girl name
19333,1643,14618#76 girl name
19343,7393,72613#62 girl name
19353,7243,70915#58 girl name
19363,6543,63420#59 girl name
19373,9533,92726#59 girl name
19384,2884,27612#54 girl name
19394,2574,24215#52 girl name
19403,8253,80520#61 girl name
19413,9843,96321#61 girl name
19424,6794,65623#56 girl name
19434,6814,65625#57 girl name
19444,4054,39114#59 girl name
19453,9813,9810#64 girl name
19464,8574,84314#67 girl name
19475,2805,26614#70 girl name
19485,0195,00910#72 girl name
19494,7834,77310#77 girl name
19504,8764,8706#78 girl name
19515,1505,13911#77 girl name
19525,0495,03910#81 girl name
19535,1875,17611#81 girl name
19545,0825,0775#84 girl name
19554,6964,68610#95 girl name
19564,3584,34810
19574,0083,99612
19584,3174,30215
19594,0744,0659
19603,7683,75612
19613,4703,4646
19623,1823,17210
19632,7552,74411
19642,7182,70810
19652,3292,3218
19661,8331,8330
19671,6381,6380
19681,4121,4039
19691,3171,3107
19701,2591,2509
19711,0621,0620
19729139130
19739539530
19749649577
19759569497
19769068997
19777907900
19787767760
19797357350
19807447386
19817177125
19826336330
19836606600
19846146140
19855665660
19865915910
19875335285
19885435430
19895355350
19905565506
19915365306
19925004955
19934454450
19943963960
19953893890
19963653650
19973373370
19983273270
19993273270
20003293290
20012992990
20022622620
20032262260
20042642640
20052442440
20062422420
20072522520
20082272270
20092262260
20102132130
20112112110
20122062060
20132162160
20142092090

Want to know about the populiarty of Sally? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 203,643 babies born with the name Sally in the United States. That's more than enough Sallies to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 80 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sally" was in 1947 with a total of 5,266 babies. (That's a lot of baby Sallies)

According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sally" ranks #71 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 16 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1936. Across the entire United States a total of 3,654 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Sally" mean?

Sally (English): Diminutive form of Sarah

The name "Sally" is of English origin and it means "Diminutive form of Sarah". It's a name commonly given to girls.

S is for strength, there when needed.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

L is for love, your love of life!

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yllas". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Llyas". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Sally popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Sally in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Sally

Sally Field

Sally Field is an actress and director with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1962 to present. Sally was born in 1946 as Sally Margaret Field in Pasadena, California, U.S.

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Vanessa Marcil

Vanessa Marcil is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1992 to present. Vanessa was born in 1969 as Sally Vanessa Ortiz in Indio, California, U.S.

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Sally Struthers

Sally Struthers is an actress and spokesperson with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1970 to present. Sally was born in 1948 as Sally Anne Struthers in Portland, Oregon, U.S.

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Sally Kellerman

Sally Kellerman is an actress, activist, author, and film producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1957 to present. Sally was born in 1936 as Sally Claire Kellerman in Long Beach, California, US.

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Sally Pressman

Sally Pressman is an actress and dancer. Sally was born in 1981 as Sally Pressman Bernstein in New York City, New York, US.

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Sally Phillips

Sally was born in 1970 in Hong Kong.

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Past life for Sally born Jun 29, 1958

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Iran approximately on 1200. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

You had an artistic personality, always transforming ugly into beauty, gray into bright colors. You would find an opportunity of creative self-expression in any situation. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

Name poster for Sally

Name poster for Sally(click to save the high quality version)

Here's something for you to ponder on...

Do the Name Game - Acrostic Challenge - This game is very simple to play. All you have to do is think of another name to spell out each letter of your name.

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