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Sally

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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Princess

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Sally

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Sally in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Sally:

  • Records indicate that 200,453 girls in the United States have been named Sally since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1947, when 5,262 people in the U.S. were given the name Sally. Those people are now 71 years old.

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    Comments about the name Sally

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      34 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Sally & I am awesome, I'd call all cats this but stopped at 11 as it got confusing at the vets." Jan. 12, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sally and I'm obsessed with my name! I think because it was popular so long ago people associate it with being unattractive, but because I'm a bubbly attractive blonde people think it really suits me! I love that I'm the only person named Sally and people always know who they're talking about - no last name needed. I love the uniqueness of it while it's still classic." Dec. 7, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sally and I am 12 years old. Nobody at my school is called Saly and so I feel special and unique! I love my name and I love how it is rare too" Nov. 28, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Sally. She is only 10 but loves her name. We have never meat another child named Sally but I have a dear friend named Sally and my favorite teacher in elementary school was Sally. Such a a vibrant happy image it brings to mind. I don't have a problem with sissy guys being called Sally. Just means they act like a girl and my Sally is a girl so that is not an issue. It is a happy name for my sweet, yet full of spice, little daughter. I still Love it and wouldn't change it if I had a chance. Sally suites her and she likes it." Aug. 27, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Sally and i like my name. However I absoloutly hate it when people shorten it to 'Sal'. It sounds so old and pathetic. However Sally (not shortened) is a good name. It's easy to say, easy to spell and not to common. It rhymes with a lot of things aswell. When I was little I got 'Sooky-Sally' but only from my family. I love the meaning and I like it as its own name. I don't see the point in calling your kid Sarah and then nick naming it Sally. Sally is a pretty name and perfect for a girl of any age." Sep. 13, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think Sally is a great name! So cute for a little girl! My husband loves it." May. 17, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it! I'm a Sara, nicknamed Sally. It's unusual without being odd, familiar but yet uncommon. If you have a daughter in 2011, she will be the only Sally in her class." Dec. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I Love my name to bits!its unique though some people think its a short form of the name Salome" Oct. 26, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it, I love it, I love it. My formal name is Sara, but since day one I've been called Sally. Growing up I met only three people who were aware that Sally was a nickname for Sara/h, so that was (kind of) annoying, but the fact that I was THE ONLY Sally in my entire elementary school, middle school AND high school was, in a word, awesome. By contrast, at any given time I always knew at least five Sarahs. Sally has a spark, and while the traditional Hebrew meaning is "princess" I love the French definition of saillir: to go forth on an adventure; a sudden burst of activity and - my favorite - to leap." Jun. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sally and I now love my name. I have an older sister, thought my name was a second choice after my sister, however, now realize that people change over time and so do their choice in names. I love that my name is rare yet fun and easy. People always sing to me when they learn my name - what could be better?" May. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name because its special and I'm me. and becuase my new teachers always say mustang sally." Apr. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Am in love with a girl called Sally, i really Love her and hope things work out between me and her. I love u Sally and your name is just as beautiful as you are my love." Sep. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Sally and she was born in 2008! I like it because it is rare and not common like some of the stupid names going around lately." Jul. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is named Sally. She's 23 and her name is uncommon for her age but it's not one of those "odd" names. Her name fits her - she's one of a kind and a real beauty inside and out! She loves her name, too" Jul. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm not named Sally, but I've always loved the name. I was curious why the name Sally was used in song so much. Even in movies. I really wished that I have the name Sally. I used it it once as a username online. At first, I was doubting if i should change my username with Sally. But I changed it coz a friend insisted to. well, this friend, I like him. We never had any relationship aside from being friends and classmates. Anyhow, he has this favorite movie. Recently, I watched that movie too. And found out that there's this song entitled "Sally My Love". I remembered how much he insisted me to change my username. Unfortunate as it can get, now, he has a girlfriend and I never knew how he really felt for me. I'm not sure of anything about him and what he felt for me only that, the song really suggests something.. "sally my love". maybe at some point he really liked me. or maybe im just assuming. anyhow, i really love the name Sally. i just thought of sharing my "sally" experience.^_____^!!" Apr. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is sally i lived in manila..i am so very glad and happy...i love my name "sally" because it's sound so cute and happy." Apr. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Funny, my name is Sally and all my life I wondered why did my parent`s ever name me that. Well come to find out I was named after one of my auntie`s.There are days that I love it and other days that I dont." Oct. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know of a girl called Sally. I always see her from a distance, a beauty to behold. She goes to my sister school yet we've only talked once. Right now one of her legs are 'crippled'" Aug. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Good day, Dan. You do not know me, but I would like to share a story about the impact your mother, Sally Black Wire Juarez, had on my father, and through him, on me. In the early 1940ęs, your mother lived in the Montclair neighborhood of North Quincy, MA, directly across the street from my father, Stanley H. Scott. Stanley was the youngest son of Olive and Harold Scott and his oldest sister was Doris, then came Robert, Harold Jr. (aka ęJewnyahę as the family spelled it) and finally Stan, in 2 year intervals. Their father owned and ran the local mom nę pop corner store right down the street. My father was in the same grade as your mother at North Quincy High School, and in fact they graduated together in 1942. They never dated, or even really chummed around in the same group, but my father always remembered Sally. After serving in the war, my father met and married my mother, Anita, in 1952. They went on to have 4 children: Donald 1954, Stan Jr 1955, Donna 1955 and last but not least me, in 1959. My name is Sally. When I was about 10 years old, while reminiscing about growing up during the depression my father mentioned that he named me after a girl he once knew, and that she was vivacious and beautiful and that is what he wanted for me. As you can imagine, at the time I was horrified and gasped at my mother that she would allow dad to name me after an old girlfriend. She just laughed and rolled her eyes. Now my father is 83. His siblings are all gone and after more than 52 years together, my mother passed 2 years ago. Dad lives with me. A few days ago we took a ride through North Quincy (which is still quite local for us), past the high school, past where his fathers store had been and then down the street that both he and your mother lived. He again told me the story, about how your mother was a cheerleader, and always had a smile on her face. How she was beautiful and friendly and had a zest for life. For the first time, he mentioned her last name: Black. I always wanted to meet this woman that made such an impression on a 17-18 year old boy that when he was a 35 year old man he still was so moved by her that he would name his youngest daughter after her. I looked in one of his high school reunion booklets that he kept from 1967 and there she was listed, complete with an update with her last name, childrenęs names and where she lived then. An internet search returned her obituary from late last year. I am sorry for your loss and it is clear from the write-up that she continued to enjoy an abundance of life and love for many, many years with the same joy that my father remembers. So, although it is too late for me to meet her, I wanted to let you know that I carry her name proudly, and I will be grateful if I have just a smidgen of the glitter of life that was in her heart and eyes that my father remembers so well. Warmly, Sally" Jul. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Good day, Dan. You do not know me, but I would like to share a story about the impact your mother, Sally Black Wire Juarez, had on my father, and through him, on me. In the early 1940ęs, your mother lived in the Montclair neighborhood of North Quincy, MA, directly across the street from my father, Stanley H. Scott. Stanley was the youngest son of Olive and Harold Scott and his oldest sister was Doris, then came Robert, Harold Jr. (aka ęJewnyahę as the family spelled it) and finally Stan, in 2 year intervals. Their father owned and ran the local mom nę pop corner store right down the street. My father was in the same grade as your mother at North Quincy High School, and in fact they graduated together in 1942. They never dated, or even really chummed around in the same group, but my father always remembered Sally. After serving in the war, my father met and married my mother, Anita, in 1952. They went on to have 4 children: Donald 1954, Stan Jr 1955, Donna 1955 and last but not least me, in 1959. My name is Sally. When I was about 10 years old, while reminiscing about growing up during the depression my father mentioned that he named me after a girl he once knew, and that she was vivacious and beautiful and that is what he wanted for me. As you can imagine, at the time I was horrified and gasped at my mother that she would allow dad to name me after an old girlfriend. She just laughed and rolled her eyes. Now my father is 83. His siblings are all gone and after more than 52 years together, my mother passed 2 years ago. Dad lives with me. A few days ago we took a ride through North Quincy (which is still quite local for us), past the high school, past where his fathers store had been and then down the street that both he and your mother lived. He again told me the story, about how your mother was a cheerleader, and always had a smile on her face. How she was beautiful and friendly and had a zest for life. For the first time, he mentioned her last name: Black. I always wanted to meet this woman that made such an impression on a 17-18 year old boy that when he was a 35 year old man he still was so moved by her that he would name his youngest daughter after her. I looked in one of his high school reunion booklets that he kept from 1967 and there she was listed, complete with an update with her last name, childrenęs names and where she lived then. An internet search returned her obituary from late last year. I am sorry for your loss and it is clear from the write-up that she continued to enjoy an abundance of life and love for many, many years with the same joy that my father remembers. So, although it is too late for me to meet her, I wanted to let you know that I carry her name proudly, and I will be grateful if I have just a smidgen of the glitter of life that was in her heart and eyes that my father remembers so well. Warmly, Sally" Jul. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name because when somebody says the name Sally at my school I know they're talking about me. :)" Jul. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name as Sally :) guys find it cute and sexy, and i think its really sweet. I love being called Sal, it just makes me feel happy and it sounds friendly :D" Mar. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "personally, i think my name is friendly, happy, and has a hint of sophistication." Feb. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I grew up knowing one other Sally in the S.F. Bay Area. I now live in the Foothills to the Sierra (Grass Valley, CA) and while at a Bakery there were five of us Sallys out of 12 people in the establishment. I work with two Sallys on a regular basis. Should I start a club?" Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "A cutesy-wutesy silly name for a little girl. Whenever I hear the name, I think of some doinky little girlie-girl in a 1950's "the American dream" sitcom who has blond hair with a giant bow on it and a dress who loves tea-parties and dollies and ponies. I love the name Sally, it seems to bring up the very essence of little girls who live in the USA. But when you become an adult, the name Sally gives off an air of immaturity. Sally is a girl's name, not a woman's name. It's perfect on young females, but makes you sound childish when you are mature. Like naming a greyhound "Puppy", and it grows to become a graceful creature, but with an infantile name. Perhaps you could legally change it when you outgrow it...?" Jun. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Like the song "Mustang Sally", people say "Ride, Sally, Ride....It's a conversation starter.." Apr. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "sally is a happy, friendly name. I think it suits me perfectly at any age!" Jan. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name! its the name of my very dearest friend, who has helped me so much, i love her to pieces, as i do the name also!" Jan. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think the name sally sounds sweet. anyhow... the meaning of it is "princess"." Jul. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sally is our 2 year olds names. People either love it or hate. I think it is a happy name." Apr. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Sally is not as common as I thought it was. But I love it so much now. But I think it means somethign bad in a different language." Mar. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "im 17 and my names sally how about that i love hte classic feel of my name personally its nice to have a name not many people have" Jan. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Sally, because it is the name of the lady I married!" Dec. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "not many people my age (17 yrs) has this name, i find a lot of dogs do though!" Jun. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      5 Negative Comments

  • "My name is Sally and I absolutely hate it. It sounds like an old lady's name and makes me think of a cute and bubbly blonde, which is the exact opposite of what I am :(" Apr. 12, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sally is not a very pretty name at all. It reminds me of a cartoon characters name. I think Sally has a good name but I definately wouldn't name my daughter that." May. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Sally. i hate it (: no one else has it x" Sep. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im called Sally and i hate it, its like an old ladies name, which i suppose is ok, cos when i get older it wont seem to bad, i meen can you honistly imagine an old lady being called, gemma, or like charmaine of somethings xxx xx x" Jan. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name sounds kind of old timy. I don't like the name." Dec. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      23 Neutral Comments

  • "I love my name sally i was born in 1941. So i will be 76. I was named after my dads aunt whose name was sara but i was told sally was a nick name in those days for sara. Go figure." Jun. 10, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sally and I have always liked my name. I am a Senior Citizen. I was named Sally because my dad said he had never had a girlfriend named Sally and he had always liked the name and of course my mother liked the name. I have the original sheet music of "My Gal Sal" (preserved in a frame) - that belonged to my grandmother." May. 16, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hardly leave a response, however i did some searching and wound up here Girl Name Sally - Trends, Comments and Popularity of Sally. And I do have a few questions for you if it's allright. Is it simply me or does it look like a few of the comments look like written by brain dead visitors? :-P And, if you are posting on additional online social sites, I'd like to keep up with everything fresh you have to post. Would you list of every one of all your social pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?" Jan. 11, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sally. While seemingly very generic, it's actually not a common name, and I like that about it. I was a cute blonde-haired, blue-eyed Silly Sally as a kid, and someday I'll be a sweet Grandma Sally, but at nearly 30, I sometimes feel ambivalent. It's not a very serious name, but then I don't take myself too seriously anyways. I'll leave the fretting for the Margarets of the world." Dec. 26, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is sally, at first i thought it was super weird and reading through these comments i dont think ive seen my name so many times, I love it though and it completely describes my personality and sometimes people even question if thats actually my name. im proud of it!" Nov. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sally is my name and I love it. It is pretty and Feminine. It's unusual but easy to spell and say. It's also sexy! Mustang Sally. Long tall Sally. My gal Sal." Apr. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my name is sally and also my best friend is called sally really i love my name sooooooooo much" Jul. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "OMG!I'm still wondering if it is a good name for me .I just love its pronunciation .Really don't know whether it is a good name or not .Maybe when I find out it is not a good name ,I'll change it ." Mar. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Sally and I really like it so much. I'd never think of changing it at all even if I had the change to =)" Dec. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Sally and I really like my name coz it sounds good.I think I'm lucky coz my Name is Sally. my name is lovely as I think." Aug. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 21 and through my whole school career I have yet to share my name. I'll admit...I have had mixed feelings about my name "Sally" but the truth is that I'm lucky there are so few that have it. I have 2 sisters with the names Erica and Sarah so you can imagine what they must go through. With the name Sally, I feel lucky and special because what other name can you think of that is so rare but yet so common at the same time??!!" Aug. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I actually work for a Sally and so I have to go by my legal name, Sarah, at work. Sally is my nickname though and what I have always gone by. Her legal name is also Sarah and she named her daughter Sarah. My mother's name was Sarah and she named me Sarah but called me Sally. Backwards. You don't meet too many people that share the name Sally, much less the mom/daughter same name thing." May. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi I live in Manila and my Girlfriend's name is Sally. and I love her so much!" Apr. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I live in Denmark, and there are not many girls in this country called Sally, so im happy about. It's a bit unique :D. But new teachers, allways think that I say "sanny" when I tell them my name. - Thats is a bit frustrating.." Nov. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I live in Denmark, and there are not many girls in this country called Sally, so im happy about. It's a bit unique :D. But new teachers, allways think that I say "sanny" when I tell them my name. - Thats i bit frustrating.." Nov. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't like this name too much...it sounds like it's out of some cartoon!" Sep. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "im 22 years old..my name is sally..from jordan..i really like my name,coz i feel that it's a rare name in jordan,and ma friends used to call me sal..im very happy coz i have such a name..it's a happy and lovely name.." Jul. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's simply the perfect name. Remember Sally Brown, Charlie Brown's little sister? What's not to love." May. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Sally. I've always liked my name. When I married my last name of Fox just gave an air of sophistication to my name. I feel that is is a name that you can wear easily from the cradle to the grave." May. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sally Blanche. I was named after both of my grandmothers. I am glad "Sally" was the first of the two. I would have preferred that my name was "Sarah", my grandmother's actual name rather than "Sally", which was what everyone called her. All in all, I am pleased with my name." Aug. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i had a book called snap snap and it had a little girl in it called sally it a cute name i love it" Mar. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 26 and have only known 2 other Sally's in my life....they were both senior citizens!" Nov. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter is Sally. People always pronounce it correctly. We never meet other children named Sally." Apr. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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