Sabienne

Origin: French Meaning: from what I could find, it is possibly a French variation of Sabina meaning “Sabine”. Sabien would be the masculine form of the name. Variants: Savina (Italian); Sabine (French, German); Szabina (Hungarian). Male forms are: Sabinus (Ancient Roman); Sabino, Savino (Italian); Sabian, Sabien

Saul

Origin: Hebrew שָׁאוּל (Hebrew) Meaning: from Hebrew Sha’ul meaning “asked for” or “prayed for”. Variants: Saoul (Biblical Greek); Sha’ul (Hebrew); Sauli (Finnish); Saulius (Lithuanian); Talut, Shā’ūl (Arabic)

Sorin

Origin: Romanian, French, Jewish, Russian, Japanese Meaning: possibly from Romanian soare meaning “sun”. I’ve also seen it as a surname. It could be French in origin, from Old French sor, a diminutive of Sorel, meaning “chestnut”, originally a nickname for someone with reddish hair. It also has a different etymology, a Jewish surname derived from a metronymic of Yiddish…

Shahin

Origin: Persian شاهین (Arabic) Meaning: most sites list it as meaning “peregrine falcon”. Variants: Shaheen; Şahin (Turkish)

Sterling

Origin: English, Scottish Meaning: from an English surname from Old English sterre meaning “star” with the diminutive suffix -ling meaning “little star”, so named because some of the Norman coins it was named after had star emblems on them. Sterling could also be a variant of Starling, referring to the bird. Sterling could also be a variant spelling…

Sidero

Origin: Greek Meaning: iron In Greek mythology, Sidero was the second wife of Salmoneus and the stepmother of his daughter Tyro, whom she apparently mistreated. This earned her the hatred of Tyro’s sons and was killed by Tyro’s son Pelias, who killed her on the altar of Hera and earned the goddess’s hatred.

Sohrab

Origin: Persian سهراب (Persian) Sohrab Meaning: it means either “illustrious, shining” or “red water”. In the Persian epic of Shahnameh Sohrab is the name of the son of the hero Rostam. It’s rather a tragic story. Rostam is searching for his lost horse Rakhsh and enters the kingdom of Samangan, becoming the guest of the king whose…

Sidney

Origin: English Meaning: an English surname that either comes from Old English sid “wide” and eg “island” meaning “wide island”; or else it’s derived from a town in Normandy France, Saint-Denis. Variants: Sydney

Shannon

Origin: Irish Meaning: It may be related to Old Irish sen meaning “old, ancient” and abhainn meaning “river”. I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “wise”. It’s also the Anglicization of Gaelic surname Ó Seanáin meaning “descendant of Seanán”, the latter meaning “old”. It could also be related to O’Sionain, referring to someone who worked with straw. As well as also…

Simona

Origin: Italian, English Meaning: Simona is the feminine form of Italian masculine Simone; it’s also the feminine form of Simon as well meaning “he has heard” or “God is listening”. Simonetta is the Italian diminutive of Simona Simone (u)

Sheridan

Origin: Irish Meaning: an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Ó Sirideáin meaning “descendant of Sirideán”, the latter having several possible meanings: “searcher”, “wild man” or meaning “elf” with the diminutive suffix -an. I’ve also seen it as meaning “peaceful”.  

Shiva

Origin: Indian, Persian शिव (Hindi, Sanskrit) شیوا (Persian) שבעה (Hebrew) Meaning: a masculine Sanskrit name meaning “benign, kind, auspicious”. It’s also a feminine Persian name meaning “charming, elegant”. In Hindu mythology, Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction and renewal, the husband of the goddess Parvati. Variants: Siva (Hini, male). In Judaism, Shiva is a…

Sullivan

Origin: Irish Meaning: an Anglicized form of Súilleabháin from Irish surname Ó Súilleabháin meaning “descendant of Súilleabháin”, Súilleabháin meaning “little dark eye” from Irish elements súil “eye” + dubh “black” and the diminutive suffix -án. Sully is a diminutive form of the name.

Saskia

Origin: Germanic Meaning: from Germanic element Sahs meaning “Saxon”, referring to a Germanic tribe. According to Behind the Name, the name comes from a Germanic word meaning “knife”. Variants: Saxa (Ancient Germanic)

Sun-Hye

Origin: Korean Meaning: as usual the meaning depends on the hanja used, meaning there is a wide variety of meaning for Sun-Hye. Sun (also spelled Seon) means “to give, to be generous” and “good” depending on the hanja, while Hye means “bright, intelligent” or “favor, kindness”; the list below is copied from Wikipedia, listing the…

Sylvester

Origin: English Meaning: a medieval variant of Silvester, a Roman name meaning “of the forest” from Latin silva “wood, forest”. Sylvestra and Silvestra is a feminine form of the name. Sly and Vester are diminutive forms of the name Variants: Silvester; Sylvestre (French); Silvestro (Italian); Silvestre (Spanish)

Sage

Origin: English, Old French, Latin Meaning: an English word meaning “wise” or “sagacious”. As an English surname it was used as a nickname for a wise person from Old French sage meaning “learned, sensible”, ultimately from Latin sapiere “to taste, discern”. It’s also from Latin salvere meaning “to feel well, wealthy”, the name of a genus of plants.

Sandy

Origin: English Meaning: a short form of Alexander, Alexandra or Sandra all meaning “defending men” or “defender of men”. It’s also an English surname derived from a place name meaning “sandy island” from Old English sand (sand) + ēg (island). It could also be from Old Norse elements sand (truth) or sandr (sand). Sandy is also a color describing a yellowish-red color,…

Sunny

Origin: English Meaning: from an English word, either referring to an abundance of sunlight or referring to someone who is cheerful and joyous. Sunny Baudelaire in the youngest of the siblings, an unusual baby with unusually sharp teeth that have come in handy at times when they needed it. Later on in the series, Sunny…

Sidon

Origin: Greek, Hebrew Meaning: Sidon was the name of a chief city in ancient Phoenicia (now known as Saida, in Lebanon) which was founded in the 3rd millennium BC, a place famous for its purple dye. The name most likely comes from Phoenician Tzidhon  “fishing place” or “fishery” from tzud (to hunt, capture) though there also seems to…