Gender: Female Origin of Sister: Word name

Sister Origin and Meaning

The name Sister is a girl's name .

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.

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ivy194 Says:


I, um...
gosh I hope Brother, Mother, Sibling and Father aren't here, too.

Ella Says:


I live in the south but have never heard this used as a nickname.

Galaxystar28 Says:


SISTER?! HAHAHAHAHAHA.... Please tell me this a joke.

JennaW Says:


What a shame if Sister was an only child and nobody's sister

pam Says:


Hi! We are actually real people who've written ten books about names and created this site, so if you'd like to suggest a name for us to add, we'd love to hear it -- we add new names all the time. But please don't make snarky comments referring to us as "they" on the site -- you are welcome to email us at or if you have a suggestion or issue. Thanks.

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Zelliew Says:


Even nuns choose a saint's name to go after the "sister"

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


Seriously? Nameberry should be putting more REAL names! Like Jing, that name isnt on here yet!

Haids1987 Says:


As in the Berenstein Bears character?

princessmadison Says:


Wow! And she has a mother named mother and a father named father

caroblaise Says:


And she has a brother named Brother

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Should DEFINITELY not be used as a name. Ever.

MaryKathryn Says:


In the south this is actually used as a nickname

freddiethepink Says:


Sometimes I think the nameberry admin get bored and add random WORDS to the database to see if anyone notices...

raevynstar Says:


What the #$#%$%&^??????? You have GOT to be kidding me!