What does Sally mean?
Variant of Sarah. Popular in the 18th and 20th centuries. Talk show host Sally Jessy Raphael; actress Sally Field; astronaut Sally K Ride.
Related girl name: Tally.more]
How popular is Sally?
Sally is a very prominent first name for women (#167 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#20456 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name history of Sally for girls. Sally reached its apex rank of #69 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Birth Names, 2014)
Popular variation forms of Sally are Sadie (#46 from recent data), Sarah (#50), Sara (#167), Sarai (#447), Sadye and Sallie. Other forms, like Sarely, are uncommon. These forms of Sally were popular as baby names during the years 1890-1899 (adoption of 0.71%) and are somewhat less common today (adoption 0.47%, ▼33%), with the versions Sallie, Sadye and Sally becoming less in vogue. Sadie and Sarai are two of the more chic girl names in this compilation, and there is also a rekindling in birth name usage for Sadie.
Thinking of names?
Sally▼ is pronounced similarly to Cilla, Cilly, Seely, Seila, Sela, Selia, Selie, Seula, Silia, Siliya, Sillia, Silliya, Silya, Suelo, Sula▼, Zalia and Zilla. Other recommended similar baby names are Ally▼, Bailly, Baily, Bayly, Billy▼, Cally, Carly▲, Colly, Daly, Delly, Dolly▼, Elly, Gilly, Hadly, Haely, Haily, Hally, Harly, Hilly, Holly▲, Jilly, Jully, Kally, Kaly, Karly▼, Kelly▲, Laily, Lally, Lilly▲, Lolly, Mally, Melly, Milly, Molly▲, Nelly, Pauly, Polly▼, Sable, Salma▼, Samey, Sandy▼, Sanny, Selby, Sharly, Shelly▼, Silvy, Tilly, Tully, Vally, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sally.