Baby Names: Names Starting with S

 

SHERWOOD: Old English for "bright forest." Robin Hood's favorite haunt. Namesakes: Sherwood Anderson, Robert Sherwood.

SHIPLEY: Old English for "from the deep meadow." Relative: Shipton.

SHIRA: From the Hebrew for "song." Relatives: Shirah, Shiri.

SHIRLEY: Old English for "from the bright meadow." Relatives: Shirlee, Sherlie, Shurlie, Shirleigh, Shirleen, Sherey, Shirl, Shurl, Shir. Namesakes: Shirley Temple, Shirley Booth, Shirley Jones, Shirly MacLaine.

SHOSHANNAH: From the Hebrew for "rose." An exquisite choice for traditionalists who like the concept of "Rose." Relatives: Shoshanna, Shoshana, Shoshanah, Shosha. Namesake: "Shosha."

SHULAMITH: From the Hebrew for "peaceful" and a form of Salome. Relative: Shulamit. Namesake: Shulamith Firestone.

SIBYL: From the Greek for "prophetess." In anceint times Sibyls were thought to be capable of predicting future events. Imagine a sibilant sibling named Sibyl with a multiple personality. Relatives: Sybyl, Sybil, Sybille, Sibille, Sibylle, Sibeal, Sybilline, Sibby, Sibbi, Sib, Cybil, Cybill. Namesakes: Sybil Thorndike, Cybill Shepherd, Sibyl.

SIDDELL: Old English for "from the wide valley." Relatives: Sydell, Sidwell.

SIDNEY: Old French contraction of Saint Denis. This name has always ben used interchangeably for girls and boys as well as for place names. Relatives: Sydney, Sydny, Sid, Sidne, Sidoney, Sidonia, Siddie, Syd, Sydell, Sidell, Sydel. Namesakes: Sidney Poitier, Syndey Biddle Barrows, Sid Caesar, Sir Philip Sidney, Sydney (Australia).

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