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This is a list of names in which the gender is unisex; and the first letter is S.
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SABAH   f & m   Arabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
SACHA   m & f   French
French form of SASHA.
SAGE   f & m   English (Modern)
From the English word sage, which denotes either a type of spice or else a wise person.
SAL   f & m   English
Short form of SALLY, SALVADOR, and other names beginning with Sal.
SAM (1)   m & f   English
Short form of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMMIE   f & m   English
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMMY   m & f   English
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMNANG   m & f   Khmer
Means "lucky" in Khmer.
SANDY   m & f   English
Originally a diminutive of ALEXANDER. As a feminine name it is a diminutive of ALEXANDRA or SANDRA. It can also be given in reference to the colour.
SANG   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (sang) meaning "common, frequent, regular" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
SANYA (2)   m & f   Russian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SAŠA   m & f   Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Croatian, Serbian and Slovene diminutive of ALEKSANDER or ALEKSANDRA.
SASCHA   m & f   German
German form of SASHA.
SASHA   m & f   Russian, Ukrainian, English, French
Russian and Ukrainian diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SASHI   m & f   Indian, Kannada
Variant transcription of SHASHI.
SELBY   m & f   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "willow farm" in Old Norse.
SEONG   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded", as well as other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.
SEONG-HYEON   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" combined with (hyeon), which refers to a device used to lift a tripod cauldron. Other hanja character combinations are possible.
SEONG-MIN   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded" or (seong) meaning "nature, character, sex" combined with (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp" or (min) meaning "quick, clever, sharp". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
SEPTEMBER   f & m   English (Rare)
From the name of the ninth month (though it means "seventh month" in Latin, since it was originally the seventh month of the Roman year), which is sometimes used as a given name for someone born in September.
SEQUOIA   f & m   English (Rare)
From the name of huge trees that grow in California. The tree got its name from the Cherokee scholar Sequoya (also known as George Guess), the inventor of the Cherokee alphabet.
SEUNG   m & f   Korean
From Sino-Korean (seung) meaning "rise, ascent", (seung) meaning "victory, excel" or (seung) meaning "inherit", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly.
SEVAN   f & m   Armenian
From the name of the largest lake in Armenia, which may be from the Urartian word suinia simply meaning "lake".
SHACHAR   f & m   Hebrew
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
SHAFAQAT   m & f   Arabic
Means "compassion, pity" in Arabic.
SHAHAR   f & m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of SHACHAR.
SHAHNAZ   f & m   Persian, Arabic, Urdu
Means "pride of the king" from the Persian elements شاه (shah) "king" and ناز (naz) "pride".
SHAKED   f & m   Hebrew
Means "almond" in Hebrew.
SHAKTI   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "power" in Sanskrit. In Hinduism a shakti is the female counterpart of a god. The name Shakti is used in particular to refer to the female counterpart of Shiva, also known as Parvati among many other names.
SHALEV   m & f   Hebrew
Means "calm, tranquil" in Hebrew.
SHANI (1)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "red, scarlet" in Hebrew.
SHANNON   f & m   English
From the name of the River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland, called Abha na tSionainn in Irish. It is associated with the goddess Sionann and is sometimes said to be named for her. However it is more likely the goddess was named after the river, which may be related to Old Irish sen "old, ancient". As a given name, it first became common in America after the 1940s.
SHANON   f & m   English
Variant of SHANNON.
SHASHI   m & f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu
Traditional name for the moon, it literally means "having a hare" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form शशि and the feminine form शशी.
SHAY (2)   m & f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of SHAI.
SHEA   m & f   Irish
Anglicized form of SÉAGHDHA, sometimes used as a feminine name.
SHELBY   m & f   English
From a surname, which was possibly a variant of SELBY. Though previously in use as a rare masculine name, it was popularized as a feminine name by the main character in the movie 'The Woman in Red' (1935). It was later reinforced by the movie 'Steel Magnolias' (1989) in which Julia Roberts played a character by this name.
SHELLEY   f & m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "clearing on a bank" in Old English. Two famous bearers of the surname were Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), a romantic poet whose works include 'Adonais' and 'Ozymandias', and Mary Shelley (1797-1851), his wife, the author of the horror story 'Frankenstein'. As a feminine given name, it came into general use after the 1940s.
SHELLY   f & m   English
Variant of SHELLEY.
SHERIDAN   m & f   English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Sirideáin meaning "descendant of Sirideán". The name Sirideán means "searcher" in Gaelic.
SHI   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (shí) meaning "time, era, season", (shí) meaning "real, honest", (shǐ) meaning "history" or (shí) meaning "stone". Other characters can form this name as well.
SHIKOBA   m & f   Native American, Choctaw
Means "feather" in Choctaw.
SHILOH   m & f   Biblical
From an Old Testament place name possibly meaning "tranquil" in Hebrew. It is also used prophetically in the Old Testament to refer to a person, often understood to be the Messiah (see Genesis 49:10). This may in fact be a mistranslation. This name was brought to public attention after Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie gave it to their daughter in 2006.
SHINOBU   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (shinobu) meaning "endurance", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations having the same pronunciation.
SHIORI   f & m   Japanese
As a feminine name it can be from Japanese (shi) meaning "poem" combined with (ori) meaning "weave". It can also be from (shiori) meaning "bookmark" (usually feminine) or (shiori) meaning "lithe, bending" (usually masculine), as well as other kanji or kanji combinations.
SHIRLEY   f & m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "bright clearing" in Old English. This is the name of the main character in Charlotte Brontë's semi-autobiographical novel 'Shirley' (1849). The child actress Shirley Temple (1928-2014) helped to popularize this name.
SHUI   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (shuǐ) meaning "water", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
SHUN (1)   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (shùn) meaning "obey, submit" or other characters which are pronounced similarly.
SHUN (2)   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese 駿 (shun) meaning "fast", (shun) meaning "talented", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
SHURA   f & m   Russian
Russian diminutive of ALEKSANDRA or ALEKSANDR.
SHYAMA   m & f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit श्याम (shyama) meaning "dark, black, blue". This is a transcription of the masculine form श्याम, which is another name of the Hindu god Krishna, as well as the feminine form श्यामा, one of the many names of the wife of the god Shiva. It is also the name of a Jain goddess.
SIDNEY   m & f   English
From the English surname SIDNEY. It was first used as a given name in honour of executed politician Algernon Sidney (1622-1683). Another notable bearer of the surname was the poet and statesman Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586).
SIGI   m & f   German
Diminutive of SIEGFRIED, SIEGLINDE, and other Germanic names beginning with the element sigu which means "victory".
SIMCHA   f & m   Hebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
SITHEMBILE   f & m   Southern African, Zulu
Means "we trust" in Zulu.
SKYLAR   m & f   English (Modern)
Variant of SKYLER.
SKYLER   m & f   English (Modern)
Variant of SCHUYLER. The spelling was modified due to association with the name Tyler and the English word sky.
SLAVA   m & f   Russian, Slovene, Croatian
Short form of Slavic names containing the element slava "glory".
SONAM   f & m   Tibetan, Bhutanese, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "virtuous, good karma, fortunate" in Tibetan.
SOO-JIN   f & m   Korean
Variant transcription of SU-JIN.
SOPHEA   f & m   Khmer
Means "wisdom" in Khmer.
SOPHEAP   f & m   Khmer
Means "gentle, proper" in Khmer.
SORA   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (sora) or (sora) which both mean "sky". Other kanji with the same pronunciations can also form this name.
SOTHY   m & f   Khmer
Means "intelligence" in Khmer.
SPARROW   m & f   English (Rare)
From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English spearwa.
SREE   m & f   Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant transcription of SRI.
SRI   m & f   Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Indonesian
Indonesian and southern Indian form of SHRI.
STACEY   f & m   English
Variant of STACY.
STACY   f & m   English
Either a diminutive of ANASTASIA, or else from a surname which was derived from Stace, a medieval form of EUSTACE. As a feminine name, it came into general use during the 1950s, though it had earlier been in use as a rare masculine name.
STAV   f & m   Hebrew
Means "autumn" in Hebrew.
STEPH   f & m   English
Short form of STEPHEN or STEPHANIE.
STEVIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of STEPHEN or STEPHANIE. A famous bearer is the American musician Stevie Wonder (1950-).
STONE   m & f   English (Modern)
From the English vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English stan.
STORM   m & f   English (Modern), Danish, Norwegian
From the vocabulary word, ultimately from Old English storm, or in the case of the Scandinavian name, from Old Norse stormr.
SU (2)   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "plain, simple" or () meaning "respectful", besides other characters pronounced in a similar way.
SU-BIN   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "luxuriant, beautiful, elegant, outstanding" combined with (bin) meaning "refined". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SU-JIN   f & m   Korean
From Sino-Korean (su) meaning "gather, harvest" or (su) meaning "long life, lifespan" combined with (jin) meaning "real, genuine" or (jin) meaning "precious, rare". Other combinations of hanja characters can form this name as well.
SUKHDEEP   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit सुख (sukha) meaning "pleasant, happy" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
SULTAN   m & f   Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, Bengali
Means "ruler, king, sultan" in Arabic. In the Arab world this name is typically masculine, but Turkey it is given to both boys and girls.
SUMAN   m & f   Bengali, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Nepali
Means "well-disposed, good mind", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with मनस् (manas) meaning "mind".
SUNAN   m & f   Thai
Possibly means "good word" in Thai.
SUNG   m & f   Korean
Variant transcription of SEONG.
SUNG-HYUN   m & f   Korean
Variant transcription of SEONG-HYEON.
SUNG-MIN   m & f   Korean
Variant transcription of SEONG-MIN.
SURINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Variant of SURENDRA used by Sikhs.
SUSHILA   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "good-tempered, well-disposed", derived from the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" combined with शील (shila) meaning "conduct, disposition". This is a transcription of both the feminine form सुशीला and the masculine form सुशील. This name is borne by wives of the Hindu gods Krishna and Yama.
SWARAN   m & f   Punjabi
Punjabi form of SWARNA.
SWARNA   m & f   Indian, Telugu, Hindi
Means "good colour" or "golden", a contraction of the Sanskrit prefix सु (su) meaning "good" and वर्ण (varna) meaning "colour". This is a transcription of both the masculine form स्वर्ण and the feminine form स्वर्णा.
SYDNEY   f & m   English
From a surname which was a variant of the surname SIDNEY. This is the name of the largest city in Australia, which was named for Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney in 1788. Since the 1990s this name has been mainly feminine.
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