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Gender: F Meaning of Sally: "princess" Origin of Sally: Diminutive of Sarah

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Sally is a cheerful, fresh-faced girl-next-door name that was originally a nickname for Sarah, but has long been used independently. Sally was popular in the eighteenth century and then again from the 1920s to the 1960s--it was just outside the Top 50 around 1940. Though it hasn't been heard as a baby name for decades, we can see Sally bouncing back, especially after her exposure as young Ms. Draper on Mad Men.

Sally has a ton of notable references--a few we can single out are astronaut Sally Ride, actress Sally Field, the Sally Bowles character in Cabaret, the movie When Harry Met Sally and songs like Long Tall Sally and Mustang Sally.

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Famous People Named Sally

Sally Field, American actress
Sally Struthers, American actress
Sally Hawkins, English actress
Sally Kellerman, American actress
Sally Mann, American photographer
Sally Ride, first American woman in space
Sally Dynevor, English actress
Sally Anne Bowman, English model
Sally Morgan, Australian Aboriginal author and artist
Sally Carrighar, American naturalist and writer
Sally Salminen, Finnish author
Sally Chepyego Kaptich, Kenyan long-distance runner
Sally Rand, 1930s American burlesque dancer and actress
Sally Jewell, United States Secretary of the Interior

Pop Culture References for the Name Sally

Sally, little sister of Dick and Jane in early readers
Sally, The Nightmare Before Christmas
Sally Albright, played by Meg Ryan in the '80s hit "When Harry Met Sally..."
Sally Draper, from Mad Men
Sally Malik on the North American version of Being Human
Sally, girlfriend of Derek Venturi on Canadian show 'Life With Derek'
Sally Freedman - "Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself" by Judy Blume
Sally Donovan, character on the BBC television show Sherlock
Sally Sparrow, character in "Blink" of the BBC show Doctor Who
Sally Bowles, protagonist of the musical "Cabaret"
Sally Carrera, Lightning McQueen's girlfriend in the Cars movies
Sally Webster, character on British soap Coronation Street
Sally Ryan, from the movie "Patriot Games" played by Thora Birch
Sally Brown, sister of Charlie Brown in the comic strip "Peanuts"
Sally Owens, from the movie "Practical Magic" played by Sandra Bullock
Sally Rose, from the movie "Grudge Match" played by Kim Basinger
Mustang Sally, song by Wilson Pickett
Sally Jackson, Percy Jackson's mother in the Percy Jackson Series
Sally Cinnamon, the Stone Roses song
Sally, character in "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

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