Sally Name Meaning & Origin

Sally

Pronunciation: SA-lee (key)

Origin of the name Sally:

Originally a pet form of Sarah (princess), Sally is now bestowed as an independent given name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Sarah, Sadie, Sara

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Nicknames for Sally

Sal, Sall, Ally, Allie, Aly.

Meanings and history of the name Sally

Meanings of the name "Sally".

Hebrew:
Princess.

American:
Princess.

English:
Princess. Sally is now a name in its own right.

Famous real-life people named Sally

Sally Jones, British journalist and broadcaster, the first woman to broadcast sports for the BBC
Sally Fields, American actress
Sally Ride, American astronaut, the first American woman in space
Sally Kellerman, American actress
Sally Kirkland, American actress
Sally Jessy Raphael, American talk show host
Sally Struthers, American actress and spokeswoman
Sally Whittaker, American actress
Sally Potter, English film director and screenwriter
Sally Hemings, African-American lover of Thomas Jefferson
Sally Rand, American exotic dancer
Sally Hawkins, English actress
Sally Morgan, Australian aboriginal author, dramatist
Sally June Mulroney (b. 2009), daughter of American actor and musician Dermot Mulroney
Sally Chou, Taiwanese lead dancer and vocalist of South Korean pop girl group TWICE

Sally in song, story & screen

Sally Brown, Charlie Brown's younger sister in the comic strip Peanuts
Sally, sister of the boy-narrator of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
Sally Albright, character in the movie When Harry Met Sally, played by Meg Ryan
Sally Bowles, bohemian performer in the book The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood. In the movie Cabaret, which was based on this book, she was played by Liza Minnelli.
Sally-Anne Perks, character in the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.
Sally in Our Alley, traditional English folk song
Sally Dugan, in the 1996 film The Associate
Aunt Sally, character in Worzel Gummidge, British children's TV show
Sally Owens, in the 1998 film Practical Magic
Sally, song by Foxboro Hot Tubs
Long Tall Sally, 1956 song by Little Richard
Mustang Sally, 1966 song by Wilson Pickett
Sally mentioned in the Oasis song, Don't Look Back in Anger
Sally Carrera from the Pixar franchise Cars
Sally Jackson is the mother of the main character in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
Sally, stitched-together heroine of The Nightmare Before Christmas
Sally Draper, daughter of Don and Betty Draper on the TV series Mad Men
Sally Blevins, Skids, a Morlock from the X-Men comics
Sally Avril, Bluebird from Marvel’s Spider-Man comics

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