Diminutive of Sarah

Sadie Origin and Meaning

The name Sadie is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "princess".

Sadie started as a nickname for Sarah, but their images couldn't be more disparate. Where Sarah is serious and sweet, Sadie is full of sass and fun.

Sadie has been soaring in popularity recently. Its last heyday was a century ago. She's been chosen by celebrities including Adam Sandler and Christina Applegate for their daughters.

In popular culture, there's Somerset Maugham's Sadie Thompson, portrayed by Joan Crawford in Rain, Sadie Hawkins Day, where the girls get to ask the boys to dance, and songs like the Beatles' Sexy Sadie.

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Famous People Named Sadie

  • Sadie Peterson DelaneyAmerican librarian who pioneered bibliotherapy
  • Sadie Liza FrostEnglish actress
  • Sadie Marcus Earpwife of American lawman Wyatt Earp
  • Sadie Tanner Mossell AlexanderAmerican lawyer and civil rights activist
  • Sadie CalvanoAmerican actress
  • Sadie PlantEnglish philosopher and author
  • Sadie Carroway RobertsonAmerican reality TV personality ("Duck Dynasty")
  • Sarah Louise "Sadie" DelanyAmerican educator and civil rights activist
  • Sadie SinkAmerican actress
  • Sadie ColesEnglish art dealer
  • Sadie BenningAmerican video artist
  • Sadhana Joule "Sadie" SomAmerican child actress & model
  • Sadie Ama (born Mersadie Louise Hall)English R&B singer
  • Sadie Joy Nemec (b. 1993)daughter of actor Corky Nemec
  • Sadie Friedman (b. 1994)daughter of actors Joan Allen and Peter Friedman
  • Sadie Rose Corrigandaughter of actors Kevin Corrigan and Elizabeth Berridge
  • Sadie Madison Sandler (b. 2006)daughter of actor Adam Sandler
  • Sadie Beatrice Young (b. 2007)daughter of actress Finola Hughes and Russell Young
  • Sadie Little Auerbach (b. 2008)daughter of musician Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys
  • Sadie Grace LeNoble (b. 2011)daughter of actress Christina Applegate and musician Martyn LeNoble
  • Sadie Day Vincent (b. 2011)daughter of actress Aspen Miller and Tony Vincent
  • Sadie Ellen Sharp (b. 2013)daughter of ice hockey player Patrick Sharp
  • Sadie Williams (b. 2014)daughter of actor Jesse Williams
  • Sadie Hope Lieberstein (b. 2017)daughter of writers Audrey Wauchope and Warren Lierberstein
  • Sadie Rauch (b. 2017)daughter of actress Melissa Rauch

Sadie in Pop Culture

  • Sadie Dunhillcharacter from Stephen King's novel and Hulu Original series "11.22.63"
  • "Sadie McKee" 1934 movie and main character
  • "Miss Sadie Thompson" 1953 movie and main character, based on "Miss Thompson" by Somerset Maugham
  • "Sadie Love" 1919 silent movie and its main character
  • Sadie Harrischaracter on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Sadie Saxtoncharacter on TV's "Awkward"
  • Sadie Kanemain character in the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
  • Sadie Hawthornemain character on TV's "Naturally, Sadie"
  • Sadie Jenkinsmain character on British TV's "Sadie J"
  • Sadie Jacqueline Kingcharacter on British soap "Emmerdale"
  • Sadie Lloydcharacter on British soap "Family Affair"
  • SadieDebbie and Pete's daughter in movie "Knocked Up"
  • "Sadie and Maud" poem by Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Sadie of Lovaricharacter in the Kronos Chronicles by Marie K. Rutkoski
  • Sadie Parker Knickerhaus Doylecharacter in the staged radio production "The Thrilling Adventure Hour"
  • Sadiea rich and elegant American exchange student in the "St Clare" book series by Enid Blyton
  • "Sexy Sadie" song by The Beatles
  • "SadieSadie," song by Barbra Streisand
  • Sadie and the HotheadsAmerican band
  • Sadie Hawkins danceU.S. high school dance where girls ask boys
  • "Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)"1967 novelty song by Australian singer John Farnham
  • Sadie Doppleone of the main characters in the Dopple Ganger Chronicles, twin sister to Saskia
  • Sadie Millera character from the Cartoon Network series "Steven Universe"
  • Sadiecharacter in Beatles musical "Across the Universe" (named for the song "Sexy Sadie")

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