What does Sierra mean?

Definitions for Sierra
siˈɛr əsier·ra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sierranoun

    a range of mountains (usually with jagged peaks and irregular outline)

  2. sierra, Scomberomorus sierranoun

    a Spanish mackerel of western North America


  1. sierranoun

    A rugged range of mountains.

  2. sierranoun

    The letter S in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

  3. Sierranoun

    of modern American usage, from the Spanish noun, confused with Ciara and Sarah.

  4. Etymology: From sierra


  1. Sierra

    Sierra is a song co-written and recorded by American country music duo Maddie & Tae. It was released to radio on May 16, 2016 as the fourth single off of their debut studio album, Start Here. The song was written by the duo (Taylor Dye/Madison Marlow) and Aaron Scherz.


  1. sierra

    A Sierra is a range or chain of mountains that has a jagged or saw-toothed appearance. The term was originally used in Spanish-speaking regions and has been adopted into English usage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sierranoun

    a ridge of mountain and craggy rocks, with a serrated or irregular outline; as, the Sierra Nevada

  2. Etymology: [Sp., properly, a saw, fr. L. serra a saw. See Serrate.]


  1. Sierra

    Sierra was an American Contemporary Christian pop music trio formed by Wendi Foy Green, Jennifer Hendrix, and Deborah Schnelle. Founded in 1992, the vocal-based trio released their first full-length, self-titled album in 1994 on the CCM label, Star Song. In 1998, Deborah Schnelle left the group and was soon replaced by Marianne Tutalo. After the release of five albums which produced a string of CCM radio hits including seven to reach #1, the group disbanded in 2002. In 2004, Jennifer Hendrix and Marianne Tutalo formed the CCM worship band, Abide.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sierra

    sē-er′ra, n. a ridge of mountains: a scombroid fish. [Sp., usually derived from L. serra, a saw. Some suggest Ar. sehrah, a desert place, whence also Sahara.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sierra

    the name given to a range of mountains with a saw-like ridge.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sierra is ranked #973 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sierra surname appeared 35,770 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 12 would have the surname Sierra.

    90.5% or 32,393 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    7.2% or 2,586 total occurrences were White.
    0.7% or 265 total occurrences were Black.
    0.6% or 229 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 182 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 114 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. raiser

  2. airers

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sierra in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sierra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Sierra in a Sentence

  1. Bill Clinton:

    Edgar Wayburn has worked to preserve the most breath-taking examples of the American landscape. In fact, over the course of more than a half-century, both as President of the Sierra Club and as a private citizen, he has saved more of our wilderness than any person alive.

  2. Duncan Aldred:

    Sierra Denali holds tremendous equity for GMC and our customers, we now have an opportunity to evolve Sierra’s capabilities and technologies, as afforded by transitioning to an all-electric propulsion while also elevating the luxurious design and comfort associated with Denali.

  3. Kris Worrell:

    Sierra was a bright and talented woman with so much going for her. Her passion for journalism was undeniable and our community is better because of her reporting, sierra was funny and energetic and full of enthusiasm. We are absolutely heartbroken.

  4. David Nabarro:

    We know the outbreak is still flaming strongly in western Sierra Leone and some parts of the interior of Guinea. We cant rest, we still have to push on.

  5. Frank Tate:

    We can by no means declare victory. We have to continue pressure on this disease in Liberia as well as in Guinea and Sierra Leone and work on border security.

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