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The first name 

Sierra is a female first name. In very rare cases it is also used for boys.

Sierra – popular and common in the US!

The name Sierra isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all girls names, Sierra ranks 363. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn girls, approximately 5 were named Sierra. In the entire USA, approximately 97,175 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Sierra. That is 0.03 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Sierra mean?

As an English name, Sierra is a modern creation and based on the Spanish word for ‘mountain range’.

In the US,... this name is in use since the 1970s.

Sierra -
at home all over the USA, especially popular in Alaska

Wherever you go, wherever you live – there’s a good chance to meet Sierra. Because: There are women and girls named Sierra in every state in the USA. This may sound quite unspectacular at first, but in fact, of the more than 50,000 different female first names that occur in the USA, just 537 are recorded in each individual state, so the name Sierra is definitely something very special. In some regions it even makes it into the top 100 of the most popular female first names, for example in Nevada, where Sierra ranks on place 99. The greatest chance of meeting Sierra, however, is in Alaska, where one in 412 girls and women bears this beautiful name – that is far above average – in the entire USA it is only one in 1,580 women and girls and in Rhode Island, where the name is least represented in relation to the population, you even have to ask an average of 4,675 women and girls for their name before you once get Sierra as an answer.

Sierra has 6 letters 
and begins with an S

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter S is a very popular first letter for girls' names. That’s because 9.3% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letter A is more common for girls' names.

With six letters, the name Sierra is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 9.3% of all girls' names start with an S, this initial letter occurs nearly three times as often as all other letters on average. And by the way: Of all the girls' names that start with an S, Susan is the most common.

Other names with 
S, i, e, r, r and a

If you take all the letters in the name Sierra – S, i, e, r, r and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Serria or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Sierra

If your name is Sierra and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Sierra

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Sierra, you can simply say:







This is how the name Sierra is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Sierra in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Sierra

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Sierra is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Sierra

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Sierra sounds like this: