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Sierra is a Spanish baby name that means “mountain range” or “saw toothed”. Sierra was at peak popularity in the 90’s and early 00’s but there is no question that Sierra is still a unique, modern, and beautiful girl’s name.

Meaning of the name Sierra:

Spanish: saw toothed, mountain range

Origin of the name Sierra:

Sierra is a Spanish girl’s name that means “mountain range” or “saw toothed”. Sierra is not a common name among Spanish speakers but is popular in the US and Canada.

Symbolism of the name Sierra:

Mountains are symbols of strength and weathering the tests of time. Mountains were thought of as sacred places to many ancient cultures. The best known example is Mt. Olympus which was the home of the principal Greek gods.

baby name sierra

Style of the name Sierra:

modern

Gender of the name Sierra:

Sierra is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Sierra:

see-EHR-ə

Number of syllables in the name Sierra:

three

Emotion evoked from the name Sierra:

Sierra evokes feelings of adventure and joy.

Alternative spellings for the name Sierra:

Ciara, Ciera, Cierra, Siara, Siera

Nicknames for the name Sierra:

Popularity of the name Sierra:

According to the Social Security Administration, Sierra is a girl’s baby name that became popular in the late 70’s. It was in the top 100 names between 1993 and 2004.

Related names for the name Sierra:

Great middle names for the name Sierra and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Sierra:

  • Sierra McCormick (American actress)
  • Sierra Noble (Canadian musician)
  • Sierra Boggess (American theatre actress)
  • Sierra Casady (American musician
  • Sierra Kusterbeck (American musician)

Sierra in popular culture:

  • Sierra (television, “Total Drama”)
  • Sierra (television, “Dollhouse”)
  • Sierra Madre (city in Los Angeles County, California)
  • Sierra Nevada (mountain range)