Baby girl names beginning with S

Looking for baby name ideas for a girl that start with the 19th letter of the alphabet? We’ve got some smashing suggestions, along with their origin and meaning

The letter S

Are you compiling a list of possible baby names for your newborn? Use our list of names beginning with S and their origin and meaning to find out whether your daughter could be a Sabina, Susan or Skye

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1. Sabah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: morning

2. Sabina

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: a Sabine woman
  • Also: Sabine (French form)

3. Sabrina

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Latin name for the River Severn

4. Sacha

  • Origin: Russian
  • Meaning: short form of Alexander; also used for boy’s name
  • Also: Sasha

5. Sadda

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: support, help

6. Sadie

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: princess
  • Also: Sarah

7. Saffron

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: the saffron flower is a purple crocus that blooms in the fall and the name of a food spice that comes from the saffron flower

8. Sahara

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: desert

9. Sahila

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: leader

10. Sakara

  • Origin: North American Indian
  • Meaning: sweet

11. Sal

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: saviour
  • Also: Sarah

12. Saliha

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: kindliness

13. Salima

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: protected

14. Sally 

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: princess
  • Also: Sarah

15. Salma

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: peaceful

16. Salome

  • Origin: Aramaic
  • Meaning: peace

17. Samaira

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: enchanting

18. Samantha

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: the name of God; the feminine form of Samuel
  • Also: Sam and Sammy

19. Samima

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: honest
  • Also: Sameema

20. Samira

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: lively conversation
  • Also: Sameera

21. Sana

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: splendour
  • Also: Saniyya

22. Sanchia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: holy
  • Also: Sancha

23. Sandra

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: protector of man
  • Also: Alessandra, Sandie, Sandy

24. Sapphire

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: blue

25. Sarah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: princess
  • Also: Sara, Sadie, Sal, Sally

26. Sarama

  • Origin: Mixed African
  • Meaning: nice

27. Sarika

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: cuckoo

28. Saturnia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: sowing, planting

29. Savannah

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: flat tropical grassland

30. Sawyer

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: woodcutter

31. Scarlett

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: a surname, given to people who sold cloth of scarlet or red; the name of the heroine in Margaret Mitchel‘s epic novel Gone With The Wind
  • Also: Scarlet

32. Scout

  • Origin: Old French
  • Meaning: to listen; derived from escouter

33. Sejal

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: pure flowing water

34. Selina

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: moon
  • Also: Selena, Céline, Célina (French forms)

35. Selma

  • Origin: Old German and Arabic
  • Meaning: helmet of God or safe

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36. Septima

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: seventh; the feminine form of Septimus

37. Seraphina

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: high-born

38. Serena

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: calm and serene
  • Also: Serenity

39. Shahida

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: a witness

40. Shamina

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: perfume

41. Shani

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: crimson
  • Also: Sian

42. Shannon

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: wise river

43. Sharada

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: Autumnal
  • Also: Sharadini

44. Sharifa

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: distinguished

45. Sharlene

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: free
  • Also: Charlene

46. Sharmaine

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: beautiful soul
  • Also: Charmaine

47. Sharon

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: a Biblical area of great beauty used as a first name
  • Also: Shari

48. Sheba

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: promise
  • Also: Bathsheba

49. Sheena

  • Origin: Gaelic
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Also: Shona

50. Sheila

  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: heavenly
  • Also: Shelagh, Sheela, Shayla, Celia

51. Shelby

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: estate on the ledge

52. Shelley

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: clearing on a bank
  • Also: Shelly

53. Sheree

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: a Biblical area of great beauty used as a first name
  • Also: Cherie

54. Sheryl

  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: beloved
  • Also: Cheryl

55. Shirley

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: bright meadow

56. Shizu

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: quiet, clear

57. Shona

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Also: Sheena

58. Shreya

  • Origin: Hindi
  • Meaning: fortunate

59. Sian

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Also: Jane, Siani, Shani

60. Sibyl

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: a prophetess
  • Also: Sibylla and Sybil

61. Sidney

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: wide meadow; also used as boy’s name
  • Also: Sydney, Sid

62. Sienna

  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: possibly derived from the Italian city of Siena, itself is possibly influenced by the word sienna, meaning orange-red

63. Sierra

  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: mountain range

64. Sigrid

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: victory

65. Silvia

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: from the wood
  • Also: Sylvia, Silvie, Sylvie

66. Simone

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: listening of hearing, the feminine form of Simon
  • Also: Sim

67. Sine

  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Also: Sheena

68. Sinead

  • Origin: Irish and Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Also: Siobhan

69. Sissy

  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: sister
  • Also: Cecilia

70. Sita

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: a furrow
  • Also: Seeta, Seetha

71. Skye

  • Origin: Old Norse
  • Meaning: cloud; the name of a Scottish island

72. Skylar

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: eternal life, strength

73. Sneha

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: friendly
  • Also: Snehal

74. Snowdrop

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: white flower

75. Solace

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: comfort, relief, a soothing quality

76. Sonal

  • Origin: Hindi
  • Meaning: golden

77. Sonia

  • Origin: Russian/Ukrainian
  • Meaning: wisdom
  • Also: Sonya and Sonja

78. Sophia

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: wisdom
  • Also: Sophie, Sophy

79. Sophie

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: wisdom
  • Also: Sophia

80. Spring

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: origin or source; the name of a season

81. Sri

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: beauty
  • Also: Shree, Shri and Sree

82. Stacey

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: resurrection
  • Also: Anastasia

83. Star

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: in astrology the heavenly body that is believed to influence a person’s character or their future

84. Steffie

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: crown
  • Also: Stephanie

85. Stella

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: star

86. Stephanie

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: a crown; the feminine form of Stephen
  • Also: Steph, Steffi,  Steffie

87. Suki

  • Origin: Japanese
  • Meaning: beloved

88. Summer

  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: the season

89. Sunila

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: sapphire

90. Sunita

  • Origin: Sanskrit
  • Meaning: righteous
  • Also: Suniti

91. Susan

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: a Lily
  • Also: Susanna, Susanna; Suzanne, Suzette (French forms), Sue, Susie, Suzy

92. Suvi

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: summer

93. Sylvie

  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: woods

94. Syke

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: mulberry tree

About our author Catherine Ball

Catherine Ball is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about parenting and health. She has been a journalist for 20 years, writing for a wide range of regional and national publications. She is also mum to 4 children between the ages 3 and 12, so has drawn up many, many lists of baby names over the past few years. 

Illustration: Emma Winchester

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