First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sorcha

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  • According to a user from Ireland, the name Sorcha is of Irish (Gealic) origin and means "Brightness, light".

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Borrowing from Irish and Scottish Gaelic Sorcha (“light, radiant”).

  1. A female given name

Sorcha was also found in the following language(s): Irish, Scots, and Scottish Gaelic

Notable Persons Named Sorcha

Sorcha Cusack is an actor and actress. Sorcha was born as the child of Cyril Cusack on April 9th, 1949 in Dublin.


Sorcha was born on April 13th, 1900. She died on January 30th, 2006.


She passed away in 4.


Sorcha was born on October 11th, 1911 in Ireland. Sorcha is also known as Gorham and Sarah. She breathed her last breath in 1976.


Sorcha was born on July 30th, 1988 in Dublin.


Fun Facts about the name Sorcha

  • How Popular is the name Sorcha? Sorcha is the 25,115th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sorcha have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 228 babies born with the first name Sorcha in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sorcha to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sorcha? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sorcha first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sorcha is Monday, November 9th, 1964.
  • What year had the most people named Sorcha born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sorcha was in 2010 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Sorcha: Your name in reverse order is Ahcros. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Croash. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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