What does Shara mean?
Shara \sh(a)-ra\ 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 a variation 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).
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%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#82691 out of 150436, Top 55%). (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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Shara and affiliated names. Prominent alternative forms of Shara 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 1940-1949 (usage of 0.3397%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.1715%, down 49.5%), with versions like Sharon, Zaria, Sharonda, Sharen and Shari becoming somewhat dated. Zara (#422) and Sarai (#447) are two of the more chic girl names in this compilation. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
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.