Sierra

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95k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sierra

"Sierra" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Mountain". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Si*er"ra
A ridge of mountain and craggy rocks, with a serrated or irregular outline; as, the Sierra Nevada.

Etymology: Sp., properly, a saw, fr. L. serra a saw. See Serrate

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A Spanish mackerel of western North America
  2. A range of mountains (usually with jagged peaks and irregular outline)
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  1. A female given name of modern American usage, from the Spanish noun, confused with Ciara and Sarah.

Sierra was also found in the following language(s): Translingual

Notable Persons Named Sierra

Sierra Boggess is an actress, singer, actor, and singing. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Sierra was born on May 20th, 1982 in Denver.

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Sierra Swan is an alternative rock, folk music, and hip hop music musician. She plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. Sierra was born on April 5th, 1978 in Los Angeles.

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Sierra McCormick is an actress. She was most active from 2007 to present. Sierra was born on October 28th, 1997 in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Sierra Hull is a musician. She plays Vocals, mandolin, and guitar. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Sierra was born on September 27th, 1991.

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Sierra Kay is an alternative rock and experimental rock singer-songwriter and model (people). She was most prominent from 2007 to present. Sierra was given the name Sierra Kay Kusterbeck on December 18th, 1990 in St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.

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Sierra was born on March 19th, 1994 in Murrieta, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sierra

Mario Casas is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Mario was given the name Mario Casas Sierra on June 12th, 1986 in La Coruña, La Coruña, Galicia, Spain.

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Gregory Sierra is an actor. He was most active from 1969 to 1969. Gregory was born on January 25th, 1941 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Kathy Sierra is a programmer. Kathy was born in 1957 in California.

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Jessica Sierra is a pop music and country music singing. She plays Vocals. Her career lasted from 2005 to 2005. Jessica was given the name Jessica Ann Sierra on November 11th, 1985.

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Jessica Wild is a drag queen, make-up artist, reality television personality, reality television, and reality televisionpersonality. Jessica was given the name José David Sierra on June 10th, 1980 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jessica is also known as David.

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Rubén Sierra is a baseball player. Rubén was born on October 6th, 1965 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.

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How popular is the baby name Sierra in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1940 32 32 0
1941 24 24 0
1942 13 13 0
1943 19 19 0
1944 15 15 0
1945 14 14 0
1946 11 11 0
1947 5 5 0
1948 11 11 0
1950 5 5 0
1952 5 5 0
1954 8 8 0
1955 8 8 0
1956 8 8 0
1957 7 7 0
1958 7 7 0
1959 6 6 0
1961 8 8 0
1962 7 7 0
1963 12 12 0
1964 9 9 0
1965 7 7 0
1966 7 7 0
1967 16 16 0
1968 5 5 0
1969 11 11 0
1970 23 23 0
1971 24 24 0
1972 24 24 0
1973 41 41 0
1974 57 57 0
1975 81 76 5
1976 96 91 5
1977 144 134 10
1978 174 159 15
1979 159 159 0
1980 184 184 0
1981 195 187 8
1982 210 210 0
1983 200 193 7
1984 235 230 5
1985 1,208 1,200 8
1986 1,619 1,611 8
1987 1,628 1,620 8
1988 1,561 1,551 10
1989 1,876 1,863 13
1990 2,179 2,168 11
1991 2,312 2,302 10
1992 2,620 2,612 8
1993 3,481 3,473 8 #91 girl name
1994 4,870 4,852 18 #71 girl name
1995 5,504 5,494 10 #60 girl name
1996 5,499 5,487 12 #62 girl name
1997 5,698 5,688 10 #56 girl name
1998 5,852 5,840 12 #51 girl name
1999 5,722 5,713 9 #49 girl name
2000 5,529 5,521 8 #53 girl name
2001 5,244 5,237 7 #55 girl name
2002 4,809 4,802 7 #62 girl name
2003 4,250 4,239 11 #73 girl name
2004 3,534 3,518 16 #92 girl name
2005 3,051 3,046 5
2006 2,463 2,458 5
2007 2,109 2,109 0
2008 1,901 1,901 0
2009 1,670 1,670 0
2010 1,447 1,447 0
2011 1,146 1,146 0
2012 1,161 1,161 0
2013 937 937 0
2014 940 940 0
2015 790 790 0
2016 757 757 0

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Popularity of Sierra as a first name

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Popularity of Sierra as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sierra U.S.
  White 7.23% 64.26%
  African American 0.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 90.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sierra

People with the last name Sierra are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Sierra

  • How Popular is the name Sierra? Sierra is the 655th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sierra was the 973rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sierra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 95,494 babies born with the first name Sierra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sierra to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sierra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1940 when it was given as a first name to 32 new born babies.
  • When was Sierra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sierra is Sunday, January 2nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Sierra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sierra was in 1998 with a total of 5,840 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sierra!
  • Random Sierra Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sierra ranks 91st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 36 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Sierra: Your name in reverse order is Arreis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Riasre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sierra? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 35,770 people with the last name Sierra.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sierra? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Sierra as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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