Sierra Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Sierra:
Taken from the name of the Sierra mountain range which is derived from the Spanish sierra (mountain).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Sierra's original meaning is "saw" in Spanish. The word has then been used to describe mountain ranges, due to the sawtooth appearance of the peaks. Examples include the Sierra Nevada and the Sierra Madre. In California, "The Sierras" refers to the Sierra Nevada and the vast natural beauty contained therein, in such famous places as Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park.
- Famous real-life people named Sierra
Sierra Boggess, American actress and soprano singer
Sierra McCormick, American child actress
- Sierra in song, story & screen
Sierra is the name of one of the Dolls in the television series Dollhouse. The dolls are mindwiped and have no personalities except what is needed for a specific mission, but Sierra seems sweet and friendly and is often used for military missions.
Sierra is the name of the little girl in the song of the same name by Cursive.