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Sally /sal-ly/ as a girls' 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 variants: Sal, Salcia, Saletta, Sallee, Salletta, Sallette, Salley, Sallianne, Sallie and Sallyann.

Related girl name: Tally.

Sally has 20 more related forms via Sarah: Sadee, Sadella, Sadelle, Sadie, Sadye, Saira, Salli, Sara, Sarai, Saralyn, Saran, Sarely, Sarha, Sari, Saria, Sarie, Sarka, Sarra, Sarrey and Sasa.

Kreatif forms: Sely, Silly, Sily. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

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.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sally, Sadie, Sadye, Sallie, Sara in U.S.

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

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

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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.