Meaning and name origin
Shara \sh(a)-ra\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew and English origin, and the meaning of Shara is "princess; a fertile plain". Shara is a variant of Sarah (Hebrew); biblical: originally called Sarai, Sarah was the wife of Abraham. Also a variant of Shari (English): variant of Sarah or phonetic form of Sherry. Shara is also used as a variant of Sharon (Hebrew).
Shara is a very popular first name for females (#1566 out of 4276, Top 37%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shara for girls. Shara reached its highest rank of #902 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shara and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Sarah (#50), Sharon (#879), Sherry, Sherri, Shari and Shara. (2014 statistics).
Shara is also 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, Saira, Sara, Sarai▲, Sarha, Sari, Saria, Sarra, Seara, Searra, Sera, Sh'rae, Shaka, Shana▼, Sharan, Sharla▼, Shaya, Sher, Siara and Siera. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shara.