Sierra

Sierra - A very unique female name



  Mar 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sierra, meaning saw, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1940 on position #1278. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sierra and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sierra? 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 Sierra. The baby girl name Sierra was given to 1,143 baby girls in 2012, ranking #278 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,236 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sierra peaked in popularity 18 years ago in 1999 on position 49.



Famous with this name

Sierra Farber
Sierra Edwards
Sierra Dream


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Sierra is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sierra is currently topping the baby name charts in Wyoming at position #76 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #662.

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 Sierra is where you live.


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Sierra origin and meaning

Sierra is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means saw. To see famous people named Sierra, pop culture references for the name Sierra and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sierra

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

Sarah / Sara / Sherry / Sherri / Sheri / Shari / Sherrie / Sarai / Sheree / Shakira /

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
2012278
2011273
2010213
2009195
2008175
2007168
2006140
2005105
200492
200373
200262
200155
200053
199949
199851
199756
199662
199560
199471
199391
1992128
1991138
1990141
1989155
1988179
1987173
1986169
1985215
1984717
1983852
1982781
1981867
1980893
19791032
1978898
19771095
19761146
19751495
19741595
19731803
19722191
19712415
19702593
19451631
19441850
19411593
19401278

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wyoming76
Vermont99
Oregon99
New Mexico107
South Dakota133
Montana139
New Hampshire144
Utah145
District of Columbia166
Pennsylvania178
Alaska186
West Virginia187
Nevada189
Colorado196
North Dakota202
California218
Oklahoma221
Minnesota222
Arizona226
Maine230
Arkansas237
Wisconsin240
Michigan244
Idaho251
Connecticut254
Hawaii257
Washington264
Virginia265
Nebraska291
Tennessee296
North Carolina303
Mississippi315
New York320
Missouri321
Kentucky333
Kansas348
Georgia352
New Jersey353
South Carolina355
Louisiana374
Indiana392
Ohio397
Florida415
Iowa437
Maryland478
Alabama487
Texas491
Massachusetts498
Illinois662

Even more about Sierra


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 Sierra 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 Sierra?

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
1999
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Sierra
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,236
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1940
2012 births +1,143

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