Baby Names: Names Starting with S

Baby Names Starting with S

SABINA: Latin for "Sabine woman." Relatives: Sabine, Savina, Saidhbhin, Saba.

SABRA: From the Hebrew "to rest." A Sabra is a lso a native-born Israeli.

SABRINA: From the Latin for "from the border land." It was in the movie Sabrina that a brilliant casting agent brought Audrey Hepburn together with Humphrey Bogart. Hepburn, as everyone knows, played the title role.

SACHA: From the Russian, a pet form of Alexander or Alexandra. Like Mischa, Sacha has become an independent name with a Cyrillic spirit. Relatives: Sasha, Sascha.

SALINA: From the Latin for "by the salt water." Relative: Saleena.

SALOME: From the Hebrew for "peace." Salome was the biblical temptress who demanded (and got) John the Baptist's head on a platter. Relatives: Saloma, Salomi.

SALVADOR: Spanish for "savior." Salvador and Savatore are enduring favorites in Spain and Italy, respectively. Relatives: Salvatore, Sauveur, Sal, Sally. Namesakes: Salvador Dali, Sal Bando, San Salvador.

SAMANTHA: From the Aramaic for "listens well." Bewitching. Relatives: Sammy, Sammi, Sam, Samara. Namesakes: Samantha Eggar, Samantha Fox.

SAMARA: From the Hebrew for "guarded by God" and Latin for "seedling." A pretty choice.

SAMSON: From the Hebrew for "shining man." Buy this child a set of weights early and let him wear his hair long. Relatives: Sampson, Sanson, Sansone, Sam, Sammy. Namesakes: Samson and Delilah, Ralph Sampson.

SAMUEL: From the Hebrew for "His name is God." Samuel has fallen in and out of favor in this century but lately is back -- with a bullet. The little-used Samuele is quite lovely for a girl. Relatives: Samuela, Samuella, Samuele, Samuelson, Samella, Samelle, Sam, Sammy, Sammie, Shemuel, Schmuel, Shem. Namesakes: Samuel Goldwyn, Samuel Adams, Samuel Beckett, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Samuel McKenzie Newman, "Uncle Sam."

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