[ 2 syll. (s)ha-ron, sh-ar-on ] The baby boy name Sharon is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. It is pronounced in English as -SHAERahN or -SHEHRahN †. Sharon is largely used in the Hebrew language and its origin is also Hebrew. The name is of the meaning singer; plain. A biblical name, it is derived literally from the words 'sar' meaning to sing, singer ; 'sharon' plain. Saron (Hebrew) is an original form of Sharon. It represents the transferred use of the geographic name as a given name. The generic name has been used in the Old Testament of the Bible. See Sharon for more information. The name Sharona (English and Hebrew) is the female equivalent of Sharon. See also the related form, Shannon (English).
Sharon is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked in 1944 with 0.007% of baby boys being given the name Sharon. Its ranking then was #623. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is now of very modest use. Among all boy names in its group, Sharon was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2012. Sharon has predominantly been a girl name in the past century. In 1967, girls named Sharon outnumbered boys by 224 times.
Baby names that sound like Sharon include Sheron, Saeram, Sahran, Sairam, Sayram, Scherman, Schermann, Seirian, Serhan, Shahram, Sharma, Sharman, Shearman, Sherma, Shermaine, Sherman, Shermann, Shermen, Shermie, and Shermon.
† 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)"