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Gender: female
Pronunciation: SAL-lee, sal-ee
Meaning: princess
Related Names: Sal, Salcia, Saletta, Sallee, Salletta, Sallette, Salley, Sallianne, Sallie, Sallyann, Sarah, Seely, Tally

Length: 5 Gender: {{#if female



Rank in 2000s: 993


Name: sally Origin: Hebrew,,, English,, Meaning (no case): princess

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The name Sally originally derived from Hebrew as a pet form of the name “Sarah” meaning “princess” or “lady.” However, over time, it gained traction as an name independent of Sarah. Additionally, Sally was used in Ireland to Anglicize the Gaelic “Sadhbh,” “Sue,” and “Sorcha.” In Italy, Sally is a nickname for the masculine name “Salvatore” or “Sal.”


According to the 1990 United States Census, Sally ranked as the 167th most popular female first name and the 21,267th most popular last name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular girls' names every decade since 1880. During the 21st century, the popularity of the girl’s name Sally has steadily been on the decline.

The name Sally does not seem to be extremely popular in any country during the 21st century, but Sweden appears to be the most notable in terms of the ranking of the girl’s name.

Sweden Popularity of the girl's name Sally in the 21st Century.

  • Year: 2006 Rank:228th
  • Year: 2005 Rank:230th
  • Year: 2004 Rank:245th
  • Year: 2003 Rank:365th
  • Year: 2002 Rank:231st
  • Year: 2001 Rank:254th
  • Year: 2000 Rank:245th


  • Sally is a nickname for the Salvation Army.


  • "Mustang Sally" is a song written by Mack Rice in 1965, which has been covered many times by various artists, beginning with Wilson Pickett and including Eric Clapton.
  • "Long Tall Sally" is a song by the famous pop rock group “The Beatles.”
  • "Sally Ann" is a song by Rufus Wainwright.
  • "Sally Can't Dance" is a song by The Velvet Underground.
  • "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley" is a song by Robert Palmer.
  • "Mustang Sally" is the name of an all-female musical group.
  • "Sally" is a song by Dame Gracie Fields.
  • "Sally" is an independent, noise rock band.
  • When Harry Met Sally was a 1989 romantic comedy film.
  • "I Hate Sally" is a hardcore metal music group.




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Author: Rich Kachold

Facts about SallyRDF feed
Gender female  +
Length 5  +
Meaning princess  +
Meaningnc princess  +
Name sally  +
Origin Hebrew  +, and English  +
Popularity 3  +
Pronunciation SAL-lee, sal-ee  +
Rank in 2000s 993  +
Related Sal  +, Salcia  +, Saletta  +, Sallee  +, Salletta  +, Sallette  +, Salley  +, Sallianne  +, Sallie  +, Sallyann  +, Sarah  +, Seely  +, and Tally  +
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