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Meaning and name origin

Sierra \si(er)-ra\ as a girl's 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.

Sierra has 4 variant forms: Ciara, Ciera, Cierra and Siera.

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


Sierra is a very popular first name for females (#1006 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1780 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sierra for girls (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sierra and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ciara, Ciera, Cierra, Savannah, Sierra and Tierra. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ciara, Ciera, Cierra, Savannah, Sierra, Tierra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sierra is also 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.


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