If your name is Sierra, you are anything but ordinary! You have a deeply spiritual (even mystical) personality, and you are on a spiritual journey to find the deeper meaning of life and a deeper understanding of the mysteries of the universe and our place in it. For this reason, you tend to be happier spending a lot of quiet time alone with your thoughts rather than passing the time of day socializing with others. Sometimes, this causes people to misunderstand you for they think (wrongly) that you are being unfriendly. But you’re not, you just prefer to save revealing the true you until you really know somebody well and you feel completely comfortable with them. Of course, this does cause you to sometimes feel lonely, but you find great solace in nature, where you love to spend time enjoying its beauty and considering its many mysteries.
In those situations where you are trying to express yourself, you actually tend to do so better in writing than with verbal communication. You truly appreciate the written words of others as well, and you find inspiration and peace in reading literature and poetry. You never hesitate to help those in need, and you care deeply for others.
The name Sierra actually comes from the Spanish word meaning “mountain range”, meaning particularly a mountain rage with jagged peaks. The reason is that it comes from the Latin word “serra” meaning “saw” or “jagged”. Therefore, the word sierra refers to a mountain range with saw-toothed, jagged peaks. The name Sierra as a girls’ name is original to the United States, and refers primarily to the Sierra Nevada mountain range--home to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe.
A distinctly American name, Sierra came to popular usage in the United States in 1978. It achieved a high popularity beginning in 1985 and came to the Top 100 in 1993, where it stayed for a little more than ten years. It was at its peak (pun intended) during the 1990s when it was a favorite among environmentalists and nature-lovers.
One famous Sierra is actually a country—the nation—the West African nation of Sierra Leone. Then, there’s a famous soap opera character name Sierra: As the World Turns’ Sierra Esteban Reyes Montgomery Drake. (They get married a lot on soap operas!) Our list also includes real-life Sierras: theater actress and singer Sierra Boggess, who has achieved success in roles in Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, and The Little Mermaid (on Broadway); and singer/songwriter Sierra Noble. Some famous last-name Sierras include baseball players Reuben Sierra and Candy Sierra.