Sadie Name Meaning

A sassy sweetie with the most darling of meanings, little Sadie is a Sarah spinoff that’s been wooing parents with her vintage feel and spunky sound. Little Sadie may have old-school roots, but she fits in perfectly with modern trends.

Sadie is youthful and spirited, a name destined for a little girl with boundless energy. She isn’t much of a girly girl, but will dress up for the right occasion. Most of the time she can be found pushing the limits whether she’s sword fighting with sticks or jumping rope with her friends. Sadie may experience some growing pains with her cutesy sound, but as more and more girls age with the name, she’ll adjust fine.

She’s enjoyed the sweet spot status on the charts for years, never reaching a level of overuse. She’s familiar enough to be recognized, but is always a pleasant surprise when her name is announced. Despite a steady history of use, little Sadie is a fresh name primed for picking.

Parents who dislike names will enjoy Sadie’s lack of obvious ones, though a parent desperate for a shortened form can try on Dee or DeeDee. She’s also packed with adorable charm, similar to other names like Daisy and Dolly.

Infographic of Sadie name meaning, which is A nickname of Sarah, Sadie means princess.
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Sadie Name Popularity

How popular is the name Sadie? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Sadie was the 87th most popular girls name, representing 0.2363% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Sadie has been the 323rd most popular girls name, representing 0.0681% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 100 852 0.242%
1911 113 776 0.2084%
1912 114 994 0.1971%
1913 114 1,092 0.1926%
1914 124 1,267 0.1818%
1915 133 1,438 0.1583%
1916 134 1,508 0.1561%
1917 151 1,379 0.1378%
1918 155 1,430 0.1332%
1919 157 1,384 0.1322%
1920 173 1,262 0.1135%
1921 177 1,221 0.1066%
1922 176 1,235 0.1109%
1923 185 1,155 0.1031%
1924 194 1,080 0.093%
1925 196 1,023 0.0905%
1926 194 992 0.0902%
1927 207 923 0.0834%
1928 212 856 0.08%
1929 217 785 0.0758%
1930 214 774 0.0741%
1931 226 699 0.0708%
1932 233 651 0.0659%
1933 232 654 0.0702%
1934 245 606 0.0627%
1935 250 581 0.0598%
1936 259 519 0.0539%
1937 269 500 0.0507%
1938 273 501 0.0489%
1939 277 468 0.046%
1940 274 483 0.0454%
1941 290 463 0.0411%
1942 318 428 0.0339%
1943 342 394 0.0302%
1944 337 373 0.0301%
1945 338 367 0.0301%
1946 380 356 0.0241%
1947 408 346 0.0207%
1948 437 290 0.0182%
1949 417 313 0.0195%
1950 450 278 0.0173%
1951 471 268 0.0158%
1952 481 259 0.0148%
1953 508 247 0.014%
1954 541 221 0.0121%
1955 585 195 0.0106%
1956 599 204 0.0108%
1957 665 172 0.0089%
1958 733 135 0.0071%
1959 849 100 0.0053%
1960 806 116 0.0061%
1961 836 111 0.0059%
1962 936 79 0.0043%
1963 849 100 0.0056%
1964 1,005 66 0.0037%
1965 1,001 60 0.0037%
1966 1,174 39 0.0025%
1967 1,099 46 0.003%
1968 1,358 28 0.0019%
1969 1,232 41 0.0027%
1970 1,383 34 0.0021%
1971 1,088 61 0.0041%
1972 1,199 43 0.0032%
1973 1,123 51 0.0039%
1974 873 99 0.0076%
1975 750 140 0.0109%
1976 674 176 0.0137%
1977 719 164 0.0122%
1978 644 201 0.015%
1979 650 217 0.0154%
1980 687 198 0.0135%
1981 665 216 0.0147%
1982 643 227 0.0152%
1983 805 139 0.0094%
1984 772 155 0.0104%
1985 643 235 0.0155%
1986 606 265 0.0176%
1987 532 338 0.0221%
1988 540 360 0.0231%
1989 507 423 0.0262%
1990 455 496 0.0299%
1991 439 539 0.0331%
1992 413 575 0.036%
1993 368 659 0.0423%
1994 322 810 0.0528%
1995 281 955 0.0634%
1996 276 1,026 0.0685%
1997 270 1,049 0.0709%
1998 276 1,099 0.0734%
1999 285 1,078 0.072%
2000 240 1,308 0.0856%
2001 214 1,467 0.0974%
2002 210 1,551 0.1035%
2003 188 1,699 0.1117%
2004 193 1,745 0.1145%
2005 173 1,950 0.1275%
2006 156 2,221 0.1418%
2007 106 3,175 0.2012%
2008 109 3,160 0.2045%
2009 111 2,970 0.1987%
2010 119 2,628 0.1824%
2011 124 2,588 0.1817%
2012 118 2,590 0.1818%
2013 50 4,650 0.3266%
2014 46 4,857 0.3334%
2015 52 4,750 0.3265%
2016 60 4,270 0.2962%
2017 72 3,688 0.2643%
2018 87 3,247 0.2363%

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Names Like Sadie

If you like Sadie, you’ll love these other names like Sadie.


What names are diminutives of Sadie?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Sadie sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Sadie, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Sade

Honor confers a crown

African

#1,746 (0.0033%)  

What names are variants of Sadie?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Sadie.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Sada
Sadah
Sadee

Princess

Hebrew

Sadelle

Princess

Hebrew

Sadia
Sadye

Princess

Hebrew

Saida

Huntress; fortunate

Arabic

Saidee

Princess

Hebrew

Saidey
Saidie
Sara

Princess

Hebrew

#170 (0.1213%)  
Sarah

Princess

Hebrew

#67 (0.2709%)  
Saria
Saydie
Sydell
Sydella
Sydelle

Princess; wide meadow

Hebrew

Zadie

Prosperous, fortunate

Arabic

#1,253 (0.0076%)  

What names sound like Sadie?

If you like how Sadie sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Sadie.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adelaide

Noble one

German

#289 (0.079%)  
Cadence

With rhythm

Latin

#465 (0.044%)  
Jada

Precious stone

English

#379 (0.054%)  
Jade

Precious stone

English

#109 (0.1936%)  
Katie

Pure

English

#428 (0.0495%)  

What names are similar to Sadie?

Find a name that’s like Sadie, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Chloe

Green sprout

Greek

#25 (0.4823%)  
Dolly

A variant spelling of Dollie.

English

#2,976 (0.0005%)  
Ella

Other goddess

Hebrew

#15 (0.5863%)  
Emmy

Rival

German

#509 (0.0396%)  
Lily

Lily flower

English

#31 (0.4153%)  
Lola

The sorrows

Spanish

#226 (0.0972%)  
Mia

Dear

Scandinavian

#7 (0.9202%)  
Molly

Of the sea

English

#152 (0.1296%)  
Rosie

Rose

Latin

#582 (0.032%)  
Stella

Celestial star

Latin

#38 (0.3727%)  

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Siblings of Sadie

Mamas with kids named Sadie also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Tullie

Mighty people

Irish

Hardy

Bold, brave

German

#2,602 (0.0004%)  
Lorelei

“The enchantress,” in allusion to the siren of German legend whose singing on reefs in the Rhine lured sailors to their doom.

German

#451 (0.046%)  
Warren

Game preserve

English

#323 (0.0718%)  

8 Comments

  1. Always loved this name; a spunky derivative of Sarah. And it means princess!

  2. I love the name Sadie for so many reasons! It’s vintage yet fun/cute and girlie. It’s also known, but not popular enough that my daughter will be one of many Sadie’s in her circles. But my husband wanted something more timeless Incase Sadie began to feel like a younger girl’s name as she grows up. We also love names from the Bible, and Sarah, a Biblical name, is the full name for the nickname “Sadie.” We chose to give our daughter the full name Sarah Dawn. I had read a really well written article on naming your child that suggested that to create a formal name for a shortened form of a name, to use a first name with the first sound and a middle name with the second sound of the name. Sarah has the “Sa” and Dawn has the “d” that starts the second half of the name. (And Dawn is a family name for us, which is an added bonus). So that concludes the many reasons we chose the name Sadie. 🙂

  3. We wanted something less common but not something that sounded too crazy. We thought it was so cute and classically charming, and it goes well with her middle name which is from her maternal great grandmother.

  4. We wanted a name with spunk, and we wanted a name that neither of us had any association with – positive or negative neither of us knew anyone named Sadie! So far I love the name, we haven’t met any other babies with her name so it feels easy to remember but unique enough not to get forgotten (part of our history- my husband and I worked together for 1 year and never met because he figured he had met all the Emily’s- there were three others at the coffee shop) we also gave her my grandmother’s name as a middle name and just kept coming back to Sadie as a first name! She also has the name initials as her pop.

  5. Sadie means princess and I loved how beautiful it sounded. It’s also another name for “Sarah.” My husband and I both liked Sarah but thought it was a bit too plain. We ended up choosing Sadie Brielle. I don’t like that the name has risen in popularity since we chose it. I’m not too terribly concerned about the popularity of the name, though, because I know our Sadie will make it her own.

  6. We went through our family tree to find names we liked. Sadie is a nickname for Sarah about 6 generations back in our family line.

  7. I choose the name “Sadie” because it was different. I love different. It sounded classy and elegant, but cute, to me. I am also all about meanings. I wanted to try and connect her first and second name together to really mean something. “Sadie” means “princess.” But princess of what? I found names that had meanings that could possibly fit her first name to make a phrase. “Brielle” came along! Another classy name. “Brielle” means “of God.” I made my connection! “Sadie Brielle” means “Princess of God.” I want her to grow up to remember that if she ever battles with what women battle with today, her name reminds her that she never needs to compare herself to the world’s standards because being a child of God, that’s not who she is. She is a daughter of the King…a “princess of God!”

    • How crazy! Our Sadie is also Sadie Brielle!


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