English, "a female who has one or both parents in common with another"
"a female who has one or both parents in common with another"

Sister Origin and Meaning

The name Sister is a girl's name meaning "a female who has one or both parents in common with another".

Sister is an old-timey nickname-name for girls, ranking in the Top 1000 as a proper name for girls until the beginning of the 20th century. But more often, Sister was used as a nickname in the truest sense of the word, not a short form ala Kathy but a nickname in the way that Chip and Bud are. Or maybe Junior is a more appropriate name analogy: Sister was sometimes the nickname given to the only girl in a family of boys, so literally a descriptive word name like Junior.

In the most recent year counted, Sister was given as a full name to zero baby girls in the US and was probably used in a casual way by not that many more.

# 925 in the US

Sister Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Sister

  • Sister Souljah (born Lisa Williamson)American author and activist
  • Sister Blissstage name of Ayalah Deborah Bentovim, English keyboardist of Faithless
  • Sister Nancystage name of Ophlin Russell, Jamaican dancehall singer
  • Kid Sisterstage name of Melisa Young, American rapper
  • Sister Romastage name of Michael Williams, American drag queen

Sister in Pop Culture

  • Sister Bearbear character in children's book series "The Berenstain Bears"
  • Sister Grimm aka Nico Minorucharacter in Marvel Comics
  • Twisted SisterAmerican rock band
  • Sister HazelAmerican rock band
  • Sister Tonicharacter on TV's "The L Word"
  • Sister SledgeAmerican music group
  • "Sister Christian" song by Night Ranger
  • "Sister" 2012 Swiss film
  • "Sister Carrie" novel by Theodore Dreiser
  • Kid Sistera brand of life,size doll
  • Sisterterm for a nun in several religious traditions

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