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What does Sorcha mean?

Sorcha Pronunciation of Sorcha [sor-cha] as a girls' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Sorcha is "bright, shining". Used mainly in Ireland. Actress Sorcha Cusack.

Affiliated girl name: Sarah.

Associated with: irish.


Creative forms:
(female) Sorsha, Sorshe, ..

(male) Sorsha, Sorshi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sorcha Rylynn (S.R.), ..

How popular is Sorcha?

Sorcha is a rare given name for females and a unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Sorcha reached its peak position of #74 in Ireland in the year 1999, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Sarah (#58 via latest list) is the only other popular alternative form of Sorcha. Adoption of these forms of Sorcha was at its peak 35 years ago (average #1002) and is now much reduced (#1029, 84%), with the form Sarah becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sarah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sorcha, Sarah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bartha, Beracha, Berucha, Concha, Dorotha, Dortha, Dosha, Duscha, Eartha, Hertha, Horasha, Kyrha, Licha, Marsha, Martha, Mirtha, Pascha, Porcha, Porscha, Porsha, Sacha, Sachi, Saesha, Saisha, Salcia, Sancha, Sancia, Sara, Saraia, Sarena, Sarha, Sarhah, Sarika, Sarina, Sarita, Sarka, Sarra, Saryna, Sascha, Sasha, Sera, Serach, Serah, Serena, Serina, Serita, Seryna, Simcha, Sirena, Siria, Sofia, Sofka, Sofya, Sohnia, Solana, Soloma, Soma, Sondja (see Sonia), Sondya, Sonja, Sonnja (see Sonia), Sonohma (see Sonoma), Sonora, Sonya, Sophia, Sophy, Soraya, Sorrel, Stasha, Syntha, Syrena, Syria, Techa, Tersha and Tosha. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sorcha.

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