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What does Sierra mean?

Sierra Pronunciation of Sierra [sier-ra] as a girls' name is pronounced see-ERR-ah. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Sierra is "saw". Place name for the western mountains. Other geographical names are Savannah and Mesa. The name is also associated with environmental concerns due to the Sierra Club.

Associated with: mountains.


Sierra has 4 variants: Ciara, Ciera, Cierra and Siera.

Related girl name: Tierra.

Creative forms:
(female) Suerra, ..

(male) Sierre, Sire, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sierra Ryleigh (S.R.), ..

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. Demographics)

Sierra was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #49 in the U.S. in the year 1999, and is presently at #408. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Ciara (#757 from current records), Ciera, Cierra (#1864), Savannah (#38), Siera and Tierra are the prominent related forms of Sierra (#408 from current records). These relations of Sierra were popular 16 years ago (median #435) and have become significantly less common since (#1295, 52.5% less usage), with versions such as Ciara becoming less trendy. Savannah is the most chic girl name among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sierra, Ciara, Ciera, Cierra, Savannah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Siera, Tierra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sierra, Ciara, Savannah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sierra is pronounced similarly to Cearra, Ceira, Cera, Cerea, Ceria, Cerria, Ciaara, Ciarra, Ciarrah, Cieria, Cira, Sahra, Saira, Sara, Sarha, Saria, Sarra, Sarrah, Seara, Searra, Serah, Siara, Siri, Siria and Syria. Other suggested similar names are Diedra, Kerra, Kiarra, Kiera, Kierra, Kirra, Mirra, Piera, Pietra, Sahara, Saharra, Sebra, Shara, Sheera, Sher, Shera, Sheraa, Sherae, Sherah, Sherai, Sheray, Sheraya, Sheree, Sherey, Sheri, Sheria, Sherie, Sherree, Sherrey, Sherri, Sherrie, Sherry, Shery, Sherye, Shira, Shura, Shyra, Sidra, Siena, Sienna, Sintra, Terra, Tiarra, Tiera, Tierre, Tierrea (see Tierra), Tierria, Tiersa and Tierza. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sierra.