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204k
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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 80 80 0
1881 79 79 0
1882 95 95 0
1883 73 73 0
1884 95 95 0
1885 107 107 0
1886 104 104 0
1887 112 112 0
1888 142 142 0
1889 123 123 0
1890 154 154 0
1891 115 115 0
1892 160 160 0
1893 134 134 0
1894 168 168 0
1895 162 162 0
1896 185 185 0
1897 206 206 0
1898 199 199 0
1899 185 185 0
1900 288 288 0
1901 214 214 0
1902 266 266 0
1903 288 288 0
1904 278 278 0
1905 303 303 0
1906 358 358 0
1907 387 387 0
1908 443 443 0
1909 470 470 0
1910 553 553 0
1911 535 535 0
1912 821 821 0
1913 888 879 9
1914 1,064 1,064 0
1915 1,127 1,121 6
1916 1,226 1,221 5
1917 1,038 1,029 9
1918 1,094 1,086 8
1919 991 991 0
1920 965 958 7
1921 891 891 0
1922 972 972 0
1923 1,004 999 5
1924 1,153 1,145 8
1925 1,316 1,309 7
1926 1,476 1,466 10
1927 1,640 1,630 10
1928 1,895 1,889 6
1929 2,222 2,214 8
1930 2,559 2,544 15 #97 girl name
1931 2,568 2,555 13 #97 girl name
1932 2,926 2,915 11 #84 girl name
1933 3,164 3,146 18 #76 girl name
1934 3,739 3,726 13 #62 girl name
1935 3,724 3,709 15 #58 girl name
1936 3,654 3,634 20 #59 girl name
1937 3,953 3,927 26 #59 girl name
1938 4,288 4,276 12 #54 girl name
1939 4,257 4,242 15 #52 girl name
1940 3,825 3,805 20 #61 girl name
1941 3,984 3,963 21 #61 girl name
1942 4,679 4,656 23 #56 girl name
1943 4,681 4,656 25 #57 girl name
1944 4,405 4,391 14 #59 girl name
1945 3,981 3,981 0 #64 girl name
1946 4,857 4,843 14 #67 girl name
1947 5,280 5,266 14 #70 girl name
1948 5,019 5,009 10 #72 girl name
1949 4,783 4,773 10 #77 girl name
1950 4,876 4,870 6 #78 girl name
1951 5,150 5,139 11 #77 girl name
1952 5,049 5,039 10 #81 girl name
1953 5,187 5,176 11 #81 girl name
1954 5,082 5,077 5 #84 girl name
1955 4,696 4,686 10 #95 girl name
1956 4,358 4,348 10
1957 4,008 3,996 12
1958 4,317 4,302 15
1959 4,074 4,065 9
1960 3,768 3,756 12
1961 3,470 3,464 6
1962 3,182 3,172 10
1963 2,755 2,744 11
1964 2,718 2,708 10
1965 2,329 2,321 8
1966 1,833 1,833 0
1967 1,638 1,638 0
1968 1,412 1,403 9
1969 1,317 1,310 7
1970 1,259 1,250 9
1971 1,062 1,062 0
1972 913 913 0
1973 953 953 0
1974 964 957 7
1975 956 949 7
1976 906 899 7
1977 790 790 0
1978 776 776 0
1979 735 735 0
1980 744 738 6
1981 717 712 5
1982 633 633 0
1983 660 660 0
1984 614 614 0
1985 566 566 0
1986 591 591 0
1987 533 528 5
1988 543 543 0
1989 535 535 0
1990 556 550 6
1991 536 530 6
1992 500 495 5
1993 445 445 0
1994 396 396 0
1995 389 389 0
1996 365 365 0
1997 337 337 0
1998 327 327 0
1999 327 327 0
2000 329 329 0
2001 299 299 0
2002 262 262 0
2003 226 226 0
2004 264 264 0
2005 244 244 0
2006 242 242 0
2007 252 252 0
2008 227 227 0
2009 226 226 0
2010 213 213 0
2011 211 211 0
2012 206 206 0
2013 216 216 0
2014 209 209 0

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1938 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sally" ranks #86 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 68 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1938. Across the entire United States a total of 4,288 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Sally popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sally" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sally as well as things modernly associated with the name Sally such as celebrities named Sally.

English

Origin and Meaning of Sally

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

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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Alternative Meanings

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

L is for love, your love of life!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yllas". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yllas". 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.

Past life for Sally born Mar 18, 2000

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 Central Africa approximately on 1175. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

Name poster for Sally

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