Meaning and Name Origin
Shara \sh(a)-ra\ as a name for girls. The meaning of the name Shara is "princess; a fertile plain". Shara is a variation of Sarah (Hebrew). Shara is also a derivative of Shari (English). Shara is also used as a derivative of Sharon (Hebrew).
Shara has 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▼.
Shara is a very prominent first name for females (#1566 out of 4276, Top 37%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Shara for girls. Shara entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #902 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Shara and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Shara rated in the Top 1000 are Sarah (#50 last year), Sara (#167), Zara (#422), Sarai (#447), Zaria (#860), Sharon (#879), Zahra (#916), Sherry, Sherri, Sarrah, Sarina, Sheron, Sharyn, Sharla, Shari, Sharonda, Sharron and Sharen. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 and have become much less widespread since, with versions like Sharon, Zaria, Sharyn, Sherry and Sharron becoming somewhat dated. Zara (#422) and Sarai (#447) are two of the more chic girl names in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shara is pronounced similarly to Chara, Chari, Sharaia, Sharay, Sharaya, Sharaye, Shary, Sheera, Shera, Sheraa, Sherae, Sherah, Sherai, Sheray, Sheri▼, Sheria, Shery, Shira, Shirah, Shiri, Shura and Shyra. Other suggested similar baby names are Sahara, Saharah, Saharra, Sahra, Seara, Searra, Sh'rae, Shaka, Shana▼, Shaya, Sher, Siara and Siera. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shara.