Sable name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Sable

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  1. A user from Michigan, U.S. says the name Sable is of Slavic origin and means "A marten with a short tail and dark brown fur, native to Japan and Siberia and valued for its fur. the fur of the sable".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sa"ble
  1. [Zoöl] A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela zibellina) native of the northern latitudes of Europe, Asia, and America, -- noted for its fine, soft, and valuable fur.
  2. The fur of the sable.
  3. A mourning garment; a funeral robe; -- generally in the plural." Sableswove by destiny." [Young.]
  4. [Her] The tincture black; -- represented by vertical and horizontal lines crossing each other.

Note: ☞ The sable resembles the marten, but has a longer head and ears. Its fur consists of a soft under wool, with a dense coat of hair, overtopped by another still longer. It varies greatly in color and quality according to the locality and the season of the year. The darkest and most valuable furs are taken in autumn and winter in the colder parts of Siberia, Russia, and British North America.

Note: ☞ The American sable, or marten, was formerly considered a distinct species (Mustela Americana), but it differs very little from the Asiatic sable, and is now considered only a geographical variety.

Etymology: OF. sable, F. zibeline sable (in sense 4), LL. sabellum; cf. D. sabel, Dan. sabel zobel, Sw. sabel sobel, G. zobel; all fr. Russ. sóbole

adjective Sa"ble
Of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; -- used chiefly in poetry.
verb Sa"ble
To render sable or dark; to drape darkly or in black.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Marten of northern Asian forests having luxuriant dark brown fur
  2. A scarf (or trimming) made of sable
  3. An artist's brush made of sable hairs
  4. A very dark black
  5. The expensive dark brown fur of the marten
  6. Of a dark somewhat brownish black

Attested since 1275, from Middle English, from Old French sable and martre sable (“sable martin”), in reference to the animal or its fur; from Medieval Latin sabelum, from Middle Low German sabel (compare Middle Dutch sabel, Middle High German zobel); ultimately from a Balto-Slavic word (compare Russian со́боль (sóbolʹ), Polish soból, Czech sobol). Compare also Middle Persian smwl (*samōr).

  1. A small carnivorous mammal of the Old World that resembles a weasel, Martes zibellina, from cold regions in Eurasia and the North Pacific islands, valued for its dark brown fur (Wikipedia).
  2. The marten, especially Martes americana (syn. Mustela americana).
  3. The fur or pelt of the sable or other species of martens; a coat made from this fur.
  4. An artist's brush made from the fur of the sable (Wikipedia).
  5. (heraldry) A black colour on a coat of arms.
  6. A black colour, resembling the fur of some sables.
  7. (in the plural, sables) Black garments, especially worn in mourning.

sable was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Basque, Catalan, French, Old French, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Sable

Notable Persons Named Sable


Sable is a wrestler. Sable was born on August 8th, 1967 in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.

Sable Starr

Sable Starr was a rock, roll, groupie, and rollgroupie. Sable was given the name Sable Hay Shields on August 15th, 1957 in Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California, U.S. She passed away on April 18th, 2009.

Sable Winters

Sable Winters is a vocal jazz, neo soul, cool jazz, nu jazz, and cabaret musician. Her ongoing career started in 2000. Sable was born on June 19th, 1965. Sable is also known as Jazz Goddess of Love".


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sable

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sable


Sable is a wrestler. Sable was born on August 8th, 1967 in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.

Doris Burke

Doris Burke is a television sports reporter, color analyst, and color commentator. Her ongoing career started in 1990. Doris was given the name Doris Sable on November 23rd, 1965 in West Islip, New York, U.S.

Jean Baptiste Point du Sable

Jean Baptiste Point du Sable was a trader. Jean is also known as Point de Sable, Point au Sable, Point Sable, and Pointe DuSable. He passed away on August 28th, 1818.

Silver Sable

Silver Sable is a comics character.

Dr. Nilesh Sable

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Jon Moses Sable

Jon Moses Sable is a comics character.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sable U.S.
  White 91.18% 64.26%
  African American 2.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sable

People with the last name Sable are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sable

  • How Popular is the name Sable? Sable is the 8,364th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sable was the 21,371st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sable have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,504 babies born with the first name Sable in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sable to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sable? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1923 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sable first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sable is Thursday, January 17th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Sable born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sable was in 1986 with a total of 181 babies.
  • Random Sable Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sable is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 12 babies in California have the same name in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Sable: The name spelled backwards is Elbas. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Elabs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sable? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,225 people with the last name Sable.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sable? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sable as their last name since less than 1 person in 238k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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