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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #358 most popular

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 sensational, you know how to make a splash!

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

L is for lucky, who is more?

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 "Aysll". 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.

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


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 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sally" is not a popular baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 62 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1965. Across the entire United States a total of 2,329 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 new england region? 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 their career being from 1962 to present. Sally was born in 1946 as Sally Margaret Field in Pasadena, California, U.S.


Vanessa Marcil

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


Sally Struthers

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


Sally Kellerman

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


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.


Sally Phillips

Sally was born in 1970 in Hong Kong.


Past life for Sally born Jan 5, 2009

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern China approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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