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. The name grew in popularity from the 1920s up to the 1940s; prior to that, it was of only infrequent use. 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 seen a marked drop in popularity since then. In 2011, it ranked at #823 with a usage of 0.017%. Within the family of girl names directly related to Sharon, Shannon was the most commonly used. It was 22% more popular than Sharon in 2011. Sharon has in the last century been mainly given to baby girls. There were 224 times more baby girls than boys who were named Sharon in 1967.
Baby names that sound like Sharon include Sharen, Sharin, Sharron, Sharyn, Sherin, Sherine, Sheron, Sherron, Saran, Sareen, Sarene, Schirin, Sereana, Sereen, Sereina, Seren, Serene, Serin, Sharaine, and Sharene.
† 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.