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Girl Name: Sierra

Name: Sierra
Pronunciation: \si(er)-ra\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: saw
Origin: Spanish
Related Names: Tierra
Sounds Like: Siara, Searra, Cieara, Ciarra, Seara, Sera, Sarra, Siria, Seeria
Variant forms: Ciara, Ciera, Cierra, Siera
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1006
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1780


Sierra \si(er)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced see-ERR-ah. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Sierra is "saw". Place name for the western mountains. Other geographical names are Savannah and Mesa. The name is also associated with environmental concerns due to the Sierra Club.

Sierra has 4 variant forms: Ciara, Ciera, Cierra and Siera.

For more information, see also the related name Tierra.

Baby names that sound like Sierra are Siara, Searra, Cieara, Ciarra, Seara, Sera, Sarra, Siria and Seeria.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Sierra.


Sierra is a very popular first name for women (#1006 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1780 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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