Sharon - Meaning of Sharon
[ 2 syll. (s)ha-ron, sh-ar-on ] The baby girl name Sharon is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced -SHAERahN or -SHEHRahN in English †. Sharon is of Hebrew origin and it is used mainly in English. The name Sharon means 'singer; plain'. It is a biblical name literally from the words sar meaning 'to sing, singer' ; sharon 'plain'. The name is derived from Saron (Hebrew), itself of the element sar (meaning 'to sing, singer'). In the Bible, it featured as the name of a plain or valley; the place name is simply of the meaning 'plain'. The name was adopted by the English Puritans in the 17th century.Charin, Charon, Charyn, Cherin, Cheron, Lasharon, Shaaron, Sharai, Shareen, Sharene, Sharenne, Sharika, Sharilyn, Sharin, Sharina, Sharine, Sharis, Sharita, Sharla, Sharna, Sharne, Sharnell, Sharnice, Sharolyn, Sharona (also used in Hebrew), Sharonda, Sharone, Sharonia, Sharonica, and Sharonna. Other English forms include the shortening Shara, the diminutives Sharee, Shari (also used in Hebrew), and Sharie, and the spelling variants Sharan, Sharen, Sharron, Sharyn, Sheron, and Sherron. Forms used in foreign languages include the Hawaiian Kalana and the Hawaiian Kalona.
Sharon is an all-time favorite. Today it is still somewhat popular as a baby girl name, but not to the degree it was previously. At the height of its usage in 1946, 1.727% of baby girls were named Sharon. It had a ranking of #9 then. The baby name has fallen out of favor since then, and in recent times it is of only infrequent use. In 2012, it ranked at #822 with a usage of 0.017%. Within the family of girl names directly related to Sharon, Shannon was the most commonly used. It was 0.592% more popular than Sharon in 2012. Although there were times from 1938 to 1967 that Sharon was more popular with boys, today it is used more commonly as a baby girl name. There were 240 times more baby girls than boys who were named Sharon in 1966.
Baby names that sound like Sharon include Sharen, Sharin, Sharron, Sharyn, Sherin, Sheron, Sherron, Saran, Sareen, Sareenah, Sarene, Saryna, Schirin, Sereana, Sereen, Sereina, Seren, Serene, Serin, and Sharaine.
† Pronunciation for Sharon: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Sharon:
Actress Sharon Stone, born 10 March 1958, Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Actress Sharon Tate, born 24 January 1943 - 9 August 1969, Dallas, Texas.