[ 2 syll. sor-(c)ha, so-r-cha ] The baby girl name Sorcha is pronounced as SAH-KHHaa or SAOR-aa-Kaa †. Sorcha is a Gaelic, English, Irish, Manx, and Scottish name of Hebrew and Celtic origin. Celtic origin, English, Irish, Manx, and Scottish use: It is derived literally from the word 'sorcha' which is of the meaning bright, radiant. In Ireland, the name is Anglicized as Sarah and Sally, and taken as a Gaelic form of Sarah, due to the similarities in pronunciation. In Scotland, it is Anglicized as Clara due to the similarity in meaning.
Sorcha is a Gaelic form of the English, French, German, Hebrew, and Scandinavian name Sarah.
Sorcha has 12 forms that are used in English and other languages. English forms of Sorcha include Sorchah, Sorchea, Sorcheah, Sorchia, Sorchiah, Sorchiya, Sorchiyah, Sorchya, Sorchyah, and Sorcka. Another English form is the spelling variant Sorka (used in Irish, and Scottish too). A form of the name used in other languages is the Irish Soracha.
See also the related form, Clare.
Sorcha is not commonly used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. Among the family of girl names directly related to Sorcha, Sarah was the most frequently used in 2016.
† Pronunciation for Sorcha: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"