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Girl Name: Sally

Name: Sally
Pronunciation: \s(al)-ly\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: Hebrew
Related Names: Tally
Sounds Like: Seely, Cilly
Variant forms: Sal, Salcia, Saletta, Sallee, Salletta, Sallette, Salley, Sallianne, Sallie, Sallyann
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 167
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 21267


Sally \s(al)-ly\ as a girl's name is pronounced SAL-ee. It is of English origin. Variant of Sarah (Hebrew) "princess". Popular in the 18th and 20th centuries. Talk show host Sally Jessy Raphael; actress Sally Field; astronaut Sally K. Ride.

Sally has 10 variant forms: Sal, Salcia, Saletta, Sallee, Salletta, Sallette, Salley, Sallianne, Sallie and Sallyann.

For more information, see also the related name Tally.

Baby names that sound like Sally are Seely and Cilly.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Sally.


Sally is a very popular first name for women (#167 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#21267 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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