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What does Shara mean?

Shara Pronunciation of Shara [shara] as a name for girls is of Hebrew and English origin, and the meaning of the name Shara is "princess; a fertile plain". Shara is an alternate spelling of Sarah (Hebrew). Biblical: originally called Sarai. Shara is also a derivative of Shari (English). Shara is also used as a derivative of Sharon (Hebrew).

Associated with: princess.


Shara has 5 variants: Sharae, Sharee, Sharie, Sherri and Sherry.

44 more related forms via Sarah, Shari, Sharon: Charin, Saira, Sairah, Sal, Sara, Sarai, Saraia, Saran, Sarena, Sarha, Sarhah, Sari, Saria, Sarie, Sarika, Sarina, Sarita, Sarka, Sarra, Sarrah, Sasa, Sera, Serah, Sharan, Shareen, Shareena, Sharen, Sharena, Sharene, Sharla, Sharona, Sharonda, Sharonna, Sharren, Sharrin, Sharron, Sharyn, Sheran, Sheron, Sheryn, Zahra, Zara, Zarah and Zaria.

Creative forms:
(female) Shadra, Share, ..

(male) Shasa, Shava, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shara Everley (S.E.), ..

How popular is Shara?

Shara is a very prominent first name for females (#1566 out of 4276, Top 37%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#82691 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shara entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #948 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shara name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shara outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Shara are Sarah (#58 last year), Sara (#162), Zara (#402), Sarai (#440), Zahra (#690), Zaria (#872), Sharon (#977), Sarina (#1342), Zarah (#1779), Sharron, Sharonda, Sharyn, Sherri, Sharla, Sherry, Sheron, Sheran, Sharen, Sarrah, Sera, Sarita, Sari, Sarena, Sharae, Shari, Saira, Sharee, Sharan and Sharie. These forms of Shara were popular as baby names 8 decades ago (adoption of 3%) and have become much less conventional since (adoption 0.6%, down 79.7%), with versions like Sara becoming somewhat dated. Zara, Zahra and Sarai are three of the more chic girl names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shara, Saira, Sara, Sarah, Sarai in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sarena, Sari, Sarina, Sarita, Sarrah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sera, Sharae, Sharan, Sharee, Sharen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shari, Sharie, Sharla, Sharon, Sharonda in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sharron, Sharyn, Sheran, Sheron, Sherri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sherry, Zahra, Zara, Zarah, Zaria in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sara, Sarah, Zahra, Zara outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shara is pronounced similarly to Chara, Cheray, Cheri, Sharaya, Sharayah, Sharaye, Sharrie, Sheera, Shera, Sheraa, Sherae, Sherah, Sherai, Sheraie, Sheray, Sheraya, Sheree, Sherey, Sheri, Sheria, Shery, Shiri, Shura, Shuree and Shyra. Other suggested similar names are Adara, Cara, Kaara, Kara, Keara, Meara, Sagara, Sahara, Saharah, Saharra, Sahra, Seara, Searra, Sh'rae, Shadi, Shadira, Shaena, Shaka, Shamira, Shan, Shana, Shanae, Shanah, Shanda, Shandra, Shanea, Shardae, Sharde, Sharika, Sharina, Sharisa, Sharlan, Sharyl, Shasta, Shaun, Shauna, Shawna, Shaya, Shayla, Shea, Sher, Shyla, Siara, Sidra, Siera, Tara, Teara, Thora, Thyra and Yara. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shara.

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