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pinWhat does Sierra mean?

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.


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

Related girl name: Tierra.

Sierra has 12 more alternative forms via Mesa, Savannah: Maisa, Maysa, Savana, Savanah, Savanha, Savanna, Savannha, Savhanna, Savonna, Savonne, Sevanna and Vanna.

Kreatif forms: Sierma, Siersa, Sierza. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

Ciara (#673 2 years ago), Ciera, Cierra, Savana, Savanah, Savanna (#471), Savannah (#39) and Tierra are the prominent related forms of Sierra (#352 2 years ago). These relations of Sierra were popular in 1997 (average #335) and have become significantly less common since (#726, 58.8% less). Savannah has been the most prevalent, while Sierra has become trendy as well over time, and Ciara is now less popular. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Sierra and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Savanah, Savanna, Savannah, Tierra in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

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.