Sally (name)

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Sally is an English language feminine given name. The name originated as a pet name for Sarah, but has since become used independently. It is also a nickname for Salome, which is especially popular in Georgia.[1] The name peaked in popularity in the U.S. in 1939, when it was ranked 52nd in popularity, but has since become an uncommon name.[2]


Sally Field is among the most famous people named Sally
Sally Ride was the first American female astronaut

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  1. ^ Teresa Norman, A World of Baby Names (2003), page 309.
  2. ^ Sally Name Popularity,].