Sally

Sally - A very unique female name



  Sep 18,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sally, meaning princess, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #146. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sally and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sally? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Sally. The baby girl name Sally was given to 127 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1299 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 11,128 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sally peaked in popularity 80 years ago in 1939 on position 52.



Famous with this name

Sally Hawkins
Sally Sheridan
Sally Marcelina


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Sally is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sally is currently topping the baby name charts in Alabama at position #660 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #2,264.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Sally is where you live.


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Sally origin and meaning

Sally is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means princess. To see famous people named Sally, pop culture references for the name Sally and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sally

We've found the following names that sound similar to Sally, sorted by popularity.

Sheila / Shelly / Shelley / Shelia / Sallie / Shayla / Shellie / Skyla / Shelli / Shaylee /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121299
20111180
20101198
20091109
20081138
20071109
20061102
2005976
2004933
20031085
2002886
2001827
2000703
1999697
1998677
1997655
1996650
1995594
1994575
1993529
1992496
1991465
1990446
1989449
1988426
1987426
1986393
1985396
1984373
1983347
1982365
1981331
1980327
1979320
1978295
1977299
1976262
1975257
1974265
1973264
1972282
1971271
1970250
1969230
1968216
1967191
1966180
1965162
1964149
1963146
1962136
1961133
1960123
1959114
1958112
1957115
1956105
195595
195484
195381
195281
195177
195078
194976
194872
194770
194668
194564
194459
194357
194256
194161
194061
193952
193854
193759
193659
193558
193462
193375
193284
193197
193097
1929112
1928128
1927147
1926159
1925172
1924190
1923201
1922204
1921215
1920203
1919191
1918184
1917184
1916163
1915164
1914139
1913139
1912136
1911154
1910146

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alabama660
Wisconsin749
New York807
Virginia984
Tennessee1029
California1039
Arizona1071
Pennsylvania1193
North Carolina1335
Georgia1432
Texas1539
Ohio1605
Florida2264

Even more about Sally


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Sally a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Sally?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1939
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Sally
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 11,128
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +127

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