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Sierra

Last Name
36k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sierra mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sierra

User Submitted Origins

Spanish
58%
English
36%
Arabic
3%
Irish
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Missouri, U.S. says the name Sierra means "Saw or mountain range".
  2. A user from Florida, U.S. says the name Sierra means "Sierra is a English, Spanish name. originating from the name Ciaran. Sierra: means mountains, the shining mountains. In Spanish Sierra: means saw".
  3. A user from California, U.S. says the name Sierra means "Snowy mountain range".
  4. A user from California, U.S. says the name Sierra is of Spanish origin and means "Ridged mountain range".
  5. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Sierra means "Saw the Sierra mountains".
  6. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Sierra is of Arabic origin and means "Mountain peak beautiful and guidance".
  7. A submission from Georgia, U.S. says the name Sierra means "Mountain a place of refuge" and is of African origin.
  8. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Sierra is of Spanish origin and means "Mountains".
  9. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Sierra is of Spanish origin and means "Mountain".
  10. A submission from New Jersey, U.S. says the name Sierra means "Innocent person. Quiet. Smart. Beautiful girl. Shy" and is of Spanish origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun ‖Si*er"ra
A ridge of mountain and craggy rocks, with a serrated or irregular outline; as, the Sierra Nevada.

Etymology: Sp., properly, a saw, fr. L. serra a saw. See Serrate

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A Spanish mackerel of western North America
  2. A range of mountains (usually with jagged peaks and irregular outline)
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name of modern American usage, from the Spanish noun, confused with Ciara and Sarah.
  2. Sierra Nevada, a mountain range in the United States.
    I am going to the next weekend.

Sierra was also found in the following language(s): Translingual and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Sierra

Notable Persons Named Sierra

Sierra Boggess

Sierra Boggess is an actress, singer, actor, and singing. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Sierra was born on May 20th, 1982 in Denver.

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Sierra Swan

Sierra Swan is an alternative rock, folk music, and hip hop music musician. She plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. Sierra was born on April 5th, 1978 in Los Angeles.

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Sierra McCormick

Sierra McCormick is an actress. She was most active from 2007 to present. Sierra was born on October 28th, 1997 in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Sierra Hull

Sierra Hull is a musician. She plays Vocals, mandolin, and guitar. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Sierra was born on September 27th, 1991.

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Sierra Kay

Sierra Kay is an alternative rock and experimental rock singer-songwriter and model (people). She was most prominent from 2007 to present. Sierra was given the name Sierra Kay Kusterbeck on December 18th, 1990 in St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.

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Sierra Romero

Sierra was born on March 19th, 1994 in Murrieta, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sierra

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sierra

Mario Casas

Mario Casas is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Mario was given the name Mario Casas Sierra on June 12th, 1986 in La Coruña, La Coruña, Galicia, Spain.

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Gregory Sierra

Gregory Sierra is an actor. He was most active from 1969 to 1969. Gregory was born on January 25th, 1941 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Kathy Sierra

Kathy Sierra is a programmer. Kathy was born in 1957 in California.

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Jessica Sierra

Jessica Sierra is a pop music and country music singing. She plays Vocals. Her career lasted from 2005 to 2005. Jessica was given the name Jessica Ann Sierra on November 11th, 1985.

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Jessica Wild

Jessica Wild is a drag queen, make-up artist, reality television personality, reality television, and reality televisionpersonality. Jessica was given the name José David Sierra on June 10th, 1980 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jessica is also known as David.

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Rubén Sierra

Rubén Sierra is a baseball player. Rubén was born on October 6th, 1965 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.

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  • Ildefonso Falcones de Sierra
    Writer
  • Margarita Sierra
    Musician
  • Javier Sierra
    Journalist
  • Jose Manuel Sierra
  • Bianca Sierra
    Soccer Player
  • Moisés Sierra
    Athlete
  • Sierra
    Soccer Player
  • Gregorio Martínez Sierra
    Writer
  • Carmen Martínez
    Actress
  • Arlene Sierra
  • David Casinos Sierra
  • Francisco Perez Sierra
  • Francisco Sierra

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sierra U.S.
  White 7.23% 64.26%
  African American 0.74% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 90.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sierra

People with the last name Sierra are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Sierra

  • What name lists does Sierra rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Sierra? Sierra is the 665th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sierra was the 973rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sierra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 97,590 babies born with the first name Sierra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sierra to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sierra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1940 when it was given as a first name to 32 new born babies.
  • When was Sierra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sierra is Sunday, January 2nd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Sierra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sierra was in 1998 with a total of 5,840 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sierra!
  • Random Sierra Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sierra ranks 61st in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 58 babies in South Carolina have the same name in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Sierra: The name spelled backwards is Arreis. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Serari. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sierra? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 35,770 people with the last name Sierra.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sierra? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Sierra as their last name.
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