50 Baby Names Starting With S

50 Baby Names Starting With S

If you’re looking for a seriously strong or soft and sweet name for your baby, consider a name that starts with the letter S. Plenty of Americans don names that begin with this letter, such as Samuel, Sarah, Shawn, and Steven, to name a few.

However, cultures around the world boast names starting with S as well, and each with their own unique meaning. Take Sabela, for example, which is actually the Galician form of Isabella. This name means “God is my abundance,” making it a simple, modern spin on an already-popular name; Isabella is the fourth most-popular girl’s name in the United States as of 2018.

There’s also the boy’s name Safi, which is Arabic in origin and means “pure.” This is definitely a virtue you want to wish upon your child, especially in our increasingly-hectic world. If Safi isn’t your cup of tea, though, consider Solomon, which is an old Biblical favorite that simply means “peace.”

While Samantha is another tried-and-true standby, an updated version we love is Samira. This Sanskrit girl’s name means wind or air. It’s still relatively rare in the U.S., too, as only 209 baby girls born in 2019 bear the name.

Last but not least, Sylvia is a relatively old-fashioned girl’s name that deserves a comeback. Derived from the Latin silva, it shares the same meaning of wood or forest. It also has a distinctly sleek and luxurious mouthfeel to it, rolling off the tongue effortlessly.

Check out some of our other baby names starting with S on the list below–they’re simply stupendous!

Saadya

Meaning: God’s helper
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Sabela

Meaning: Form of Isabella
Origin: Galician
Gender: Girl

Saba

Meaning: From Sheba
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Saber

Meaning: Sword
Origin: French
Gender: Boy

Sabina

Meaning: From an ancient Roman tribe name, Sabinus
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Sabir

Meaning: Patient
Origin: Arabic
Gender: Boy

Sadira

Meaning: Dreamy
Origin: Persian
Gender: Girl

Saehrimnir

Meaning: A mythical magic boar
Origin: Norse
Gender: Boy

Saeunn

Meaning: Mother of Bergthora
Origin: Norse
Gender: Girl

Saeweard

Meaning: Sea guardian
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Safford

Meaning: From the willow ford
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Saffron

Meaning: Both a type of crocus and the expensive orange spice made from the stamen of this flower
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Safi

Meaning: Pure
Origin: Arabic
Gender: Girl

Sage

Meaning: Wise one
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Sagira

Meaning: Little one
Origin: Egyptian
Gender: Girl

Sahir

Meaning: Charming. Enchanting. Wakeful
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Boy

Sa’id

Meaning: Happy. Lucky. Rivulet
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Boy

Sakari

Meaning: Sweet
Origin: Indian
Gender: Girl

Sakima

Meaning: King
Origin: Native American
Gender: Boy

Salah

Meaning: Righteousness. Goodness. Peace
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Boy

Salem

Meaning: Peace
Origin: Arabic
Gender: Boy

Sallie

Meaning: Princess
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Samira

Meaning: Wind or air
Origin: Sanskrit
Gender: Girl

Salvador

Meaning: Savior
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Salvia

Meaning: Wise
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Samar

Meaning: Conversations at night
Origin: Arabic
Gender: Boy

Sammy

Meaning: Diminutive of Samantha: Listen; name of God
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Samson

Meaning: Sun child; bright sun. In the Old Testament, Samson’s great strength came from his long hair. He was seduced by Delilah, who cut his hair off, thereby destroying his strength
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Samuel

Meaning: Name of God; asked of God; heard by God. Samuel was the prophet who anointed Saul and David as kings of Israel in the Old Testament
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Sandra

Meaning: Variant of Alexandra: A feminine form of Alexander meaning defender of men
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Sandro

Meaning: Abbreviation of Alexander ‘defender of man.’
Origin: Italian
Gender: Boy

Sangrida

Meaning: A Valkyrie
Origin: Norse
Gender: Girl

Santos

Meaning: Saint
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Boy

Sara

Meaning: Princess
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Girl

Sati

Meaning: True
Origin: Indian
Gender: Girl

Saul

Meaning: Asked for; inquired of God
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Sawyer

Meaning: Cuts timber
Origin: Celtic
Gender: Boy

Saxon

Meaning: Sword
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Scarlet

Meaning: Red
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Scott

Meaning: From Scotland; a Gael. Surname
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Seabert

Meaning: Glory at sea
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Seabroc

Meaning: From the brook by the sea
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Seana

Meaning: Present
Origin: Irish
Gender: Girl

Sebastian

Meaning: Revered
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Selena

Meaning: Variant of Celine
Origin: French
Gender: Girl

Selma

Meaning: Secure
Origin: Egyptian
Gender: Girl

Sem

Meaning: Mame, renown
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Serafim

Meaning: An angel like being of a lower order
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Solomon

Meaning: Peace
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Sylvia

Meaning: Wood or forest
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl