What does Sierra mean?
Sierra /sier-ra/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced see-ERR-ah. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Sierra is "saw".
Related girl name: Tierra.more]
How popular is Sierra?
Sierra is a very popular first name for females (#1006 out of 4276, Top 24%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#1227 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Sierra for girls. Sierra was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #49 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is presently at #352. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Ciara (#673 the previous year), Ciera, Cierra, Savana, Savanah, Savanna (#471), Savannah (#39) and Tierra are the prominent related forms of Sierra (#352 the previous year). These girl names were at the top of their popularity in 1997 (usage of 0.6644%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.2739%, 58.8% less), with versions such as Ciara, Ciera, Cierra, Savanah and Tierra becoming somewhat dated. Savanna (#471), Savannah (#39) and Sierra (#352) are three of the more chic girl names among these, and there is a resurgence in baby name usage for Savannah. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Sierra and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Sierra▲ is pronounced similarly to Ciarra, Cieara, Ciearra, Cieria, Cierrah, Sarra, Seara, Searra, Seeria, Sera, Siara and Siria. Other suggested similar baby names are Kierra▼, Sheera, Shera, Sheraa, Sheria, Sherri▼ and Sherry▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sierra.