SAVANNA: Old Spanish for "from the open plain." If Sarah seems too popular, consider Savanna as a change of pace. Relative: Savannah. Namesake: Savannah (Ga.)
SAWYER: Middle English for "woodsman." This occupational name is rarely used but is pleasant sounding. Namesakes: Sawyer Brown, Diane Sawyer, "Tom Sawyer."
SAYER: Welsh for "carpenter." Relatives: Sayers, Sayre, Sayres. Namesakes: Dorothy Sayers, Gale Sayers.
SCARLET: Middle English for "deep red." For "Gone with the Wind" fans, is there another choice? Relative: Scarlett. Namesakes: "Scarlett O'Hara," The Scarlet Pimpernel, "The Scarlet Empress."
SCHUYLER: From the Dutch for "shield" or "scholar." The actress Sissy Spacek chose this name for her baby girl. Sky is a captivating nickname. Relatives: Skyler, Skylar, Sky, Skye, Ciel. Namesakes: Schuyler Huntoon, James Schuyler, Isle of Skye.
SCOTT: Old English "from Scotland." Scott peaked in the seventies but has held steadily in the top-fifty list -- especially as a second name. Relatives: Scot, Scotty, Scottie, Escott. Namesakes: Scott Joplin, Scott Carpenter, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sir Walter Scott.
SCULLY: Irish Gaelic for "town crier." A "scull" is a small, lightweight rowboat and sculling is an Olympic event. This name would work well for the child of an oarsperson. Namesake: Vincent Scully, "Dana Scully."
SEABERT: Old English for "sea-glorious." Relatives: Seabright, Sebert, Seberg, Seabrook, Seabury, Sea. Namesakes: Samuel Seabury, Jean Seberg.