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."