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Meaning and name origin

Sally \s(al)-ly\ as a girl's name is pronounced SAL-ee. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Sally is "princess". Variant of Sarah. Popular in the 18th and 20th centuries. Talk show host Sally Jessy Raphael; actress Sally Field; astronaut Sally K. Ride.

Sally has 10 variant forms: Sal, Salcia, Saletta, Sallee, Salletta, Sallette, Salley, Sallianne, Sallie and Sallyann.

For more information, see also the related girl name Tally.


Sally is a very popular first name for females (#167 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#21267 out of 88799, Top 24%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sally for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sally name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sally and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Sarah (#50), Sallie and Sally. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sarah, Sallie, Sally in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sarah, Sally outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sally is also pronounced similarly to Cilly, Salli and Seely. Other suggested similar baby names are Cally, Hally, Kally, Lally, Mally, Shelly, Vally and Wally. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sally.