75+ Seriously Sweet Girl Names that Start with S

Dec 29, 2021

75+ Seriously Sweet Girl Names that Start with S

AHEAD: The ultimate list of “S” girl names.

If you’re looking for a stunning girls’ name starting with the letter S, you’re in the right place!

Below, I’ve rounded up every single “S” name that’s even the slightest bit modern and cool.

I’ve also included each name’s meaning and current popularity—which will hopefully help you narrow down your list of favorites.

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S names are super popular—right up there with M names!

There are 11 S names in the top 100.

There are 4 S names in the top 200 and 5 in the top 300.

A total of 56 S names rank in the top 1000. (Consolidating all the spelling variations, there are 45 unique names).

While compiling this list, I was surprised to see Selah, Sarai, Saoirse, and Sevyn ranking in the top 1000, as I had never heard these names before!

Sophia is unsurprisingly the most popular S name, coming in at #5 for baby girls in the United States. Its followed by spelling variation, Sofia, which ranks #17.

The timeless names Sarah and Samantha are holding strong in the top 100 as well.

Without further ado, let’s go check out this huge list of baby name ideas and find the perfect one for your daughter.

Feel free to use the Table of Contents to jump to a specific style, or keep on scrolling and view all of these spectacular girl names that start with S.

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Cool “S” names for girls

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These girls’ names that start with S aren’t super popular… but they should be!

Sage or Saige

  • Name meaning: Grayish green herb.
  • Popularity: Sage ranks #223 and Saige is #595. The greatest middle name!

Samara

  • Name meaning: A winged seed that falls from a tree. We used to stick these on our noses as kids!
  • Popularity: #350

Sawyer

  • Name meaning: Person who saws timber wood.
  • Popularity: This nonbinary name ranks #238 for girls and #116 for boys.
 

Saylor

  • Name meaning: Boat worker.
  • Popularity: This neutral S name ranks #300 for girls and is not ranking for boys.

Scout

  • Name meaning: Explorer.
  • Popularity: #874

Shay or Shea

  • Name meaning: A small tropical African tree. Its nuts give us shea butter!
  • Popularity: The tree name Shay ranks #928 and Shea hasn’t ranked since 2008.

cool girl names start with s

Shiloh

  • Name meaning: Tranquil.
  • Popularity: This peaceful hippie name ranks #454 for girls and #618 for boys.

Sierra

  • Name meaning: Mountain range.
  • Popularity: #540

Skye or Sky

  • Name meaning: The atmosphere above.
  • Popularity: Skye ranks #467 and Sky ranks #801.

Stevie

  • Name meaning: Crown, garland, or victorious.
  • Popularity: #410

Sutton

  • Name meaning: Southern settlement.
  • Popularity: #323

Sydney

  • Name meaning: Wide meadow.
  • Popularity: #243

cool girls names start with s

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Timeless “S” names for girls

little girl with pigtails in dad's arms

These girl names that start with S don’t tend to evoke any particular decade, making them timeless!

(As you’ll see, most of them are currently ranking in the top 1000).

Sarah or Sara

  • Name meaning: Princess.
  • Popularity: Sarah ranks #87 and Sara is #183.

Sasha

  • Name meaning: Defender.
  • Popularity: #605

Selena or Selene

  • Name meaning: Moon goddess.
  • Popularity: Selena ranks #241 and Selene is #800.

Serena

  • Name meaning: Peace and tranquility.
  • Popularity: #421
 

Serenity

  • Name meaning: Peace and tranquility.
  • Popularity: #70

Stephanie

  • Name meaning: Crown, garland, or victorious.
  • Popularity: #437

Susanna

Sylvie

  • Name meaning: From the forest. Woman of the woods.
  • Popularity: #776

timeless girl names start with s

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Rare “S” names for girls

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Here are some rare and unusual baby girl names that start with S. You definitely don’t hear these every day!

Sable

  • Name meaning: A mammal in the weasel family. The color black.
  • Popularity: This short S name is not ranking.

Sabriana

  • Name meaning: From the River Severn.
  • Popularity: This rare S name is not ranking.

Sagan

  • Name meaning: Many possible meanings: kettle, noisy man, wise one.
  • Popularity: This two-syllable S name is not ranking.

Sahara

  • Name meaning: Desert.
  • Popularity: This rare S name is not ranking.

Sakara

  • Name meaning: Many possible meanings, one of which is ‘thoughts become things’.
  • Popularity: This S name is not ranking.

Sansa

  • Name meaning: Praise or charm.
  • Popularity: This Game of Thrones-reminiscent name is not ranking.

Santina

  • Name meaning: Saint.
  • Popularity: This uncommon S name is not ranking.

Sapphire

  • Name meaning: Blue gem.
  • Popularity: This rainbow baby S name is not ranking.

Scotland or Scotlynn

  • Name meaning: Country.
  • Popularity: This S name is not ranking.

Scottie

  • Name meaning: Scottish person.
  • Popularity: This rare S name is not ranking.

Sedona

  • Name meaning: A city in Arizona.
  • Popularity: This S name is not ranking.

rare girl names start with s

Sequoia

  • Name meaning: A redwood tree of California.
  • Popularity: This rare S name is not ranking.

Serafina or Seraphina

  • Name meaning: Fiery.
  • Popularity: Neither spelling of this beautiful long name is in the top 1000.

Shaelyn

  • Name meaning: Noble one.
  • Popularity: This rare S name is not ranking.

Shalom

  • Name meaning: Hello, goodbye, peace.
  • Popularity: This S name is not ranking.

Shivani

  • Name meaning: Follower of Hindu deity, Shiva.
  • Popularity: This S name is not ranking.

Sia

  • Name meaning: Unknown meaning. Possibly means victory, six, light, glow, bringer of joy.
  • Popularity: This unusual S name is not ranking.

Skyleigh

  • Name meaning: Invented name.
  • Popularity: This rare S name is not ranking.

Solana

  • Name meaning: Sunshine or eastern wind.
  • Popularity: This unusual space name is not ranking.

Solange

  • Name meaning: Formal and dignified.
  • Popularity: This rare S name is not ranking.

Solara

  • Name meaning: Of the sun.
  • Popularity: This uncommon S name is not ranking.

Soleil

  • Name meaning: French word for sun.
  • Popularity: This rare S name is not ranking.

Soren

  • Name meaning: Stern or severe.
  • Popularity: This S name is not ranking for girls but ranks #510 for boys.

Starlette

  • Name meaning: This name sounds a lot like Scarlett, which is a popular first name, but Starlette is probably best as a middle name. A cute invented name for your little star.
  • Popularity: This space name is not ranking.

Starr

  • Name meaning: An astronomical object such as Earth’s sun.
  • Popularity: This unique S name isn’t ranking.

Stassi

  • Name meaning: Resurrection.
  • Popularity: This Vanderpump Rules-reminiscent S name is not ranking.

Sterling

  • Name meaning: Excellent. First-rate. Type of silver.
  • Popularity: This S name is not ranking for girls but ranks #400 for boys.

Suki

  • Name meaning: Loved one.
  • Popularity: This rare S name is not ranking.

Sumaya

  • Name meaning: Many possible meanings: High above, heaven, sky, wise, having great plans.
  • Popularity: This unique S name is not ranking.

Sunday

  • Name meaning: Day of rest.
  • Popularity: This unusual S name is not ranking.

Suri

  • Name meaning: Princess or red rose.
  • Popularity: This S name is not ranking.

uncommon girl names start with s

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Unique “S” names for girls

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All of these unique girl names that start with S are interesting and unique. They aren’t totally obscure, though—all of them are ranking in the top 1000.

Salem

  • Name meaning: Peace or safety.
  • Popularity: #607

Samira

  • Name meaning: Evening conversationalist.
  • Popularity: #924

Saoirse

  • Name meaning: Freedom.
  • Popularity: #741
 

Sarai

  • Name meaning: Princess.
  • Popularity: #472

Sariyah or Sariah

  • Name meaning: Princess.
  • Popularity: The three-syllable name Sariyah ranks #833 and Sariah is #844.

Selah

  • Name meaning: To praise. To stop and reflect.
  • Popularity: #428

Sevyn

  • Name meaning: Number seven.
  • Popularity: #761

Skyla

  • Name meaning: Scholar.
  • Popularity: #633

Stormi

  • Name meaning: Weather event.
  • Popularity: #951

Sunny

  • Name meaning: Sunshine. Cheerful temperament.
  • Popularity: Sunny ranks #696 for girls. (Sonny with an O ranks #536 for boys).

unique girl names start with s

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“S” girl names that are past their prime

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Even though these S names are ranking in the top 1000, I personally think they’ve seen better days.

Sabrina

  • Name meaning: From the River Severn.
  • Popularity: #389

Samantha

  • Name meaning: Great listener or God has heard.
  • Popularity: #90

Shelby

  • Name meaning: Willow estate.
  • Popularity: #502
 

Simone

  • Name meaning: God has heard.
  • Popularity: #875

Sylvia

  • Name meaning: Spirit of the forest.
  • Popularity: #504

Here are a few more that aren’t currently ranking:

Sabina
Sabine
Sally
Sandra
Sandy
Selma
Shana
Shanna
Shania
Shannon
Shari
Sharon
Shawna
Shayna
Sheena
Sheryl
Shira
Shirley
Siobhan
Sonia
Sonja
Stacey
Sue
Suzanne

(Of course, if you happen to love any one of these “S” girl names, you should choose it for your daughter and forget what I think!)

More baby names for girls

Before we get to middle name ideas, here are a few related articles that may be helpful if you’re still looking for the perfect name.

Middle name ideas for girl names that start with S

Here are some beautiful first + middle name combinations for a first name with “S” as the first letter.

  • Sable Faye
  • Sabriana Blake
  • Sadie Violet
  • Sagan Victoria
  • Sage Noelle
  • Sahara Hazel
  • Sakara Oakley
  • Salem Rose
  • Samara Hadley
  • Samira Belle
 
  • Sansa Rowan
  • Santina Rylee
  • Saoirse Rainn
  • Sapphire Rayne
  • Sarah Madison
  • Sarai Magnolia
  • Sariyah Mia
  • Sasha Monet
  • Savannah Belle
  • Sawyer Paige
 
  • Saylor Lane
  • Scarlett Everleigh
  • Scotlynn Eve
  • Scottie Rylan
  • Scout Everleigh
  • Sedona Rose
  • Selah Rae
  • Selena Blair
  • Selene Embry
  • Sequoia Mazie
 
  • Serafina Ruby
  • Serena Everly
  • Serenity Reagan
  • Sevyn Riley
  • Shaelyn Blake
  • Shalom Leah
  • Shay Victoria
  • Shiloh Brooke
  • Shivani Marie
 
  • Sia Lennox
  • Sienna Jade
  • Sierra Phoenix
  • Skye Parker
  • Skyla Penelope
  • Skylar Lily
  • Skyleigh Piper
  • Sloane Blakely
  • Solana Hailey
  • Solange Paisley
  • Solara Juliet
 
  • Soleil Emmeline
  • Sophia Madelyn
  • Sophie Palmer
  • Soren Phoenix
  • Starlette Pearl
  • Starr Everly
  • Stassi Charlotte
  • Stella Magnolia
  • Stephanie Bryn
  • Sterling Meadow
 
  • Stevie Harlow
  • Stormi Lavender
  • Suki May
  • Sumaya Embry
  • Summer Luna
  • Sunday Blair
  • Sunny Harper
  • Suri Madison
  • Susanna Oakley
  • Sutton Emery
  • Sydney Reese
  • Sylvie Jolene
 

Final thoughts on girl names that start with S

Before you make your daughter’s name official, here are a few questions worth asking yourself:

    1. How often will others assume the wrong spelling of the name? If you go with Saige, for example, most people will default to the spelling of Sage until corrected. Think about whether this may bother your daughter one day.
    2. Will young kids be able to pronounce the name? It’s really common for little ones to have trouble pronouncing letters and sounds such as “R”, “S”, “L”, “Th”, and “Z”. This doesn’t work in your favor since your daughter’s first initial will be S. Names like Selene and Scarlett might be particularly hard for your daughter and her friends to say for a few years. Again, think about whether this matters to you—it may not.
    3. Do her initials spell anything undesirable? Be really careful if you choose a middle name starting with a vowel. Samara Abigail might be a pretty name combination… but what if she marries a Mr. Davis? Then she’ll be “sad”. You should also do a Google search of your baby’s initials before finalizing them.
    4. Is the name too similar to other living family members? You might want to skip the S name Stevie if your daughter’s uncle is named Steve. You may also want to skip Shay if you’ve got a Shayna in the family.

Ultimately, you and your partner should choose whichever girl name that starts with S that makes you the happiest. It’s a very personal decision that only you can make!

Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect S name for your baby girl!

75+ Seriously Sweet Girl Names that Start with S