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What does Sable mean?

Sable Pronunciation of Sable [sable] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Sable) is pronounced SAY-bel. It is of Slavic origin, and the meaning of Sable is "black". A highly prized fur, dark brown, almost black. Also used in French and English heraldry as a term for black.

Associated with: brown.


Creative forms:
(female) Scible, Seble, ..

(male) Saley, Sane, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sable Daniela (S.D.), ..

How popular is Sable?

Sable is an uncommon given name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#17996 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Sable was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #1908 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sable name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sable outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sable is alike in pronunciation to Cybele, Sabelle, Sibel, Sibell, Sibelle, Sibyl, Sibyll, Sybel, Sybelle, Sybil, Sybill and Sybille. Other recommended names are Amable, Carle, Daile, Dale, Dayle, Gaile, Gale, Gayle, Halle, Hazle, Kahle, Kalle, Kayle, Mable, Maible, Mayble, Paule, Saba, Sabah, Sabine, Sabra, Sade, Sadee, Sadie, Sadye, Sage, Saige, Sal, Sallee, Salley, Salli, Sallie, Sally, Samale, Sande, Sarie, Sayge, Sile and Vale. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sable.

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