Its source is a Hebrew expression meaning "Princess."
The name Sallie ranked 533rd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name has fluctuated in use, it has been quietly present throughout the last century.
In Jewish scripture, Sarah (spelled Sara in the original Greek translations) is the wife of Abraham, the patriarch of the Jewish people. She is celebrated for her beauty as well as for her audacity.
For instance, when God promises to bless her with a child despite her advanced years and life-long infertility, she laughs out loud in disbelief. She laughs again after giving birth to the promised son, and that laughter names the boy -- Isaac (in Hebrew Yitzchak), meaning ''laughter.''