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Girl Names Starting With S

Girl names that start with the letter S are led by sweet and sophisticated Sophia, one of the Top 10 girl names in the US for well over a decade. With its twin Sofia, this international S name also ranks in the Top 10 in Germany, Australia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Norway.

Along with Sophia, other cool S-starting names for girls in the US Top 50 are Scarlett and Savannah. International forms Sofia and Sara are the top-ranked S names for girls in Spain, while Signe and Selma are the most popular choices in Sweden.

Further down the list are hundreds of rare and stylish S-starting names for girls, from Sabina to Sylvie, Saffron to Sheridan.

Girl names beginning with S are on the rise again in 2019 after a long downslide, with unique selections such as the Irish Gaelic Saoirse and the angelic Seraphina picking up where the outmoded Susan and Sherry left off. S names naturally contain a softness that’s appealing, and names that start with consonants are starting to feel fresh again given the long reign of vowel names.

Uncommon S names for girls which are particularly popular with visitors to our site include such underused S-starting picks as Selah, Saskia, Sloane and Soleil.

Browse our entire collection of girl names beginning with S. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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Top Girl Names Starting with S

  • Sophia

    Sophia was derived from sophia, the Greek word for wisdom. The name was first famous via St. Sophia, venerated in the Greek Orthodox church—St. Sophia was the mother of three daughters... Read More 

  • Sofia

    Sofia is a variation of the Greek name Sophia, which was derived directly from sophia, the Greek word for wisdom. It was the name of a Roman saint—the mother of Faith, Hope, and... Read More 

  • Scarlett

    Scarlett originated as an occupation surname, designating a person who sold scarlet, a luxury wool cloth produced in Medieval Europe. The word is thought to derive from the Arabic siklāt,... Read More 

  • Stella

    Stella was derived from stella, the Latin word for “star.” It was coined by Sir Philip Sidney in 1590 for the protagonist of his poem collection Astrophel and Stella. The title... Read More 

  • Savannah

    A place name with a deep Southern accent, the once-obscure Savannah shot to fame, with others of its genre, on the heels of the best seller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which... Read More 

  • Skylar

    Newer, simpler forms of the Dutch surname Schuyler, stylish for both genders, are rising up the popularity list. Skylar is the most popular variation for girls. Skylar has been used by several... Read More 

  • Serenity

    Serenity's a pretty virtue choice, having risen quickly since entering the Social Security list in 1997. It was also the title of the 2005 movie spinoff of the Joss Whedon TV show Firefly.Read More 

  • Samantha

    The origins of Samantha are not entirely clear, although it is commonly thought to be a feminization of Samuel with the suffix derived from the Greek anthos, meaning “flower.” Samantha... Read More 

  • Sarah

    Sarah was derived from the Hebrew word sarah, meaning “princess.” Sarah is an Old Testament name—she was the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. According to the Book of Genesis, Sarah... Read More 

  • Sophie

    Sophie is the French form of the Greek Sophia, for which it is also commonly used as a nickname. Sophies are scattered throughout European royal history, including Sophie of Thuringia, Duchess of... Read More