Sadie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Sadie


Pronunciation: SAY-dee (key)

Origin of the name Sadie:

Originally a pet form of Sarah (princess), Sadie is also bestowed as an independent given name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Sadie: | Edit

Sadie is a name commonly given to animals, especially pigs, and sometimes dogs.

If you like the name Sadie, you might want to look into the name Zadie (or Zaidee).

Sadie is a nickname for the name Sarah, as made famous by the wife of Abraham, mother of Issac, in the Bible.

We named our baby girl Sadie this year (2014) it is a perfect fit for us because her mothers name is Sarah and Sadie is a diminutive of Sarah so it was a perfect fit and everybody loves her name.

Commonly mis-pronounced as "SAD-EEE" or "SAH-DEE" not fun. Nobody gets it right.

Personal experiences with the name Sadie: | Edit

I was born in 1986 when the name wasn't super-common, every other person I met either had a grandmother, elderly mother or dog by the name. I have always gotten cooed over how cute my name is... however, coming from a Sadie who had it when it wasn't super-common, it's strange to see it starting to rise in the top name lists.

I was born in '85, and it's true...every person's dog has this name. Or so I get's kinda annoying. :)

I gave my dog this name in '97 after seeing it in a story. I had no idea that it was actually a popular dog name. I didn't start hearing of other dogs with that name until nearly ten years later.

My friend, whose name is Sarah Adelaide, gets called Sadie a lot. I think it's cute.
My daughter's name is Sadie Olyvia. She's 5. I chose it because of it's ties to the name Sarah, meaning princess. She's my only girl, and princess was a fitting meaning for her, but I wanted to avoid Sarah (I know several, including family members) so Sadie won. I've never met another Sadie, nor met anyone with a dog named Sadie. I guess it's not very popular here. I love her name, and so does she. Though I want to punch people in the face when they mispronounce it. Honestly, how does one see the name Sadie and think it says "Saw-dee" or "Sah-dee"?!?! *facepalm*

Hello. I was born in 1979 and my name is Sadie.. My middle name is Lynne. I HATE MY NAME WITH A PASSION. (Not to mention, even in the doctor's office; the nurse will say: "I have a DOG named Sadie!!" I have tried to change my name since I was in pre-school. My name was outcasted-all of the popular girls had names like ashley, nicole, Kristi, Kristen etc...I changed my name as early as the age of 3 in day care to "Skipper" then "Ruby" in the 1st grade, then to "Simone" in the 4th grade. I HATE it. Sadie was a terrible name for me as I got made fun of daily and was called "Satan" for the entirety of my school-life. I am very pretty, but could never be popular because of my NAME. Names form who you are, and it is proven, especially in boys that 'manly-man' names fare well rather than names like "Jayden, Aaiden, Caiden, Dolyn, or whatever weirdo hybrid names they have now for boys. I NEVER introduce myself because I HATE my name soooo much-the way it is spelled, the way it sounds. AND nobody says it right. You will be "Katie, or Sarah" I just go along with it. Your kid will be in the "weirdo group" because it just does not belong amongst the rest...get ready for an outcasted kid with no friends. All the old people will tease "Sadie Hawkins Day!! Go chase the boys!" PLEASE don't do this to your girl. Name her something pretty and normal.

Nicknames for Sadie: | Edit

Sader tot, Sadie Lady, Sadie Bug, Sad, Sadie Mae, Sadie Sue, Sadie Sunshine

Sade, Sades, Sadia


Meanings and history of the name Sadie: | Edit

Pre- women's lib, Sadie Hawkins Day was the day when girls invited boys on dates.

Famous real-life people named Sadie: | Edit

Sadie Frost, English actress
Sadie Benning, American video maker, visual artist, and musician
Sadie Peterson Delaney, American librarian who pioneered bibliotherapy
Sadie Miller, English actress
Sadie Plant, English author and philosopher.
** Susan Atkins: "Sadie Mae Glutz" of the Charles Manson killings. AKA: "Sexy Sadie"
Sadie Sandler, Daughter of Adam Sandler.

Sadie in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Sexy Sadie", a song by the Beatles
Two songs by the British band Suede, "Sadie" and "The Sound of the Streets" mention a girl with this name
"Sadie the Cleaning Lady", a song by Australian singer John Farnham
"Sadie Sadie, Married Lady", character and song from the movie Funny Girl
"Sadie", Joanna Newsom
"Sadie", a song by The Spinners
"Sadie Hawkin's Dance", a song by Relient K
"Angus and Sadie" children's book about brother sister border collies who look out for each other..
"Sadie", a song by Alkaline Trio
"What Sadie Sang" is a children's book by Eve Rice.
Sadie Harris, character on the TV series "Grey's Anatomy", played by Melissa George
Sadie Shelton, character in the 1988 movie "Big Business", played by Bette Midler
Sadie Jones, character in the 2007 movie "License to Wed", played by Mandy Moore
Sadie, one of the daughters in the 2007 movie "Knocked Up", played by Maude Apatow.
Sadie King, character in the UK television series Emmerdale
Sadie Lloyd, character in the UK television series Family Affair
Sadie McKee, title character in the eponymous 1934 film
In the comic strip "Li'l Abner", Sadie Hawkins was the daughter of one of Dogpatch's earliest settlers, Hekzebiah Hawkins. She was known as "the homeliest gal in all them hills". When she reached the age of 35, in desperation, her father called together all the unmarried men of Dogpatch and declared it "Sadie Hawkins Day". Specifically, a foot race was decreed, with Sadie in hot pursuit of the town's eligible bachelors - and matrimony as the consequence.
Miss Sadie McGee Who Lived in a Tree, childrens book
Sadie - song remade by R. Kelly
Sadie Kane, main protagonist in children's book The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
Sadie Robertson - Duck Dynasty A&E

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