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What does Shari mean?

Shari Pronunciation of Shari [shari] as a girls' name is pronounced SHARE-ee. It is of English origin. Variant of Sarah or phonetic form of Sherry.


Shari has 4 variants: Shara, Sharae, Sharee and Sharelle.

Related girl name: Sharon.

38 more related forms via Sarah, Sherry: Sadie, Saira, Sal, Salli, Sara, Sarai, Saraia, Saran, Sarha, Sari, Saria, Sarie, Sarika, Sarina, Sarine, Sarita, Sarka, Sarra, Sasa, Sera, Sh'rae, Sharie, Sharrie, Sherae, Sheraie, Sheray, Sheree, Sherey, Sheri, Sherice, Sherie, Sherina, Sherita, Sherri, Sherrie, Sherye, Zara and Zaria.

Creative forms:
(female) Shaki, Shasi, ..

(male) Shaji, Shasa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shari Jordyn (S.J.), ..

How popular is Shari?

Shari is a very popular first name for females (#487 out of 4276, Top 11%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#136783 out of 150436, Top 91%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shari was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex position of #180 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Shari are Sadie (#52 in recent rankings), Sarah (#58), Sara (#162), Zara (#402), Sarai (#440), Zaria (#872), Sharon (#977), Sarina (#1342), Sherice, Sherie, Sherry, Sheri, Sherrie, Sherri, Sherita, Sarita, Sari, Saira, Sera, Shara, Sharie, Sharee, Sharae and Sheree. Adoption of these forms of Shari reached its apex during the years 1980-1989 (median #1154) and is now much lower (#1532, down 68.9%), with forms such as Sharon becoming somewhat dated. Sadie, Zara and Sarai are three of the more trendy baby names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shari, Sadie, Saira, Sara, Sarah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sarai, Sari, Sarina, Sarita, Sera in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shara, Sharae, Sharee, Sharie, Sharon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sheree, Sheri, Sherice, Sherie, Sherita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sherri, Sherrie, Sherry, Zara, Zaria in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shari is pronounced similarly to Chara, Charee, Chari, Charie, Cheri, Cherie, Cherri, Chery, Sharaia, Sharay, Sharaya, Sharaye, Shary, Sheera, Sheraa, Sherah, Sherai, Sheria, Shery, Shirah, Shiree, Shiri, Shura, Shuree and Shyra. Other suggested similar names are Amari, Bari, Cari, Clari, Dari, Ilari, Kari, Lari, Mari, Sahara, Sami, Seara, Sha-, Shade, Shadi, Shadia, Shaka, Shan, Shan-, Shane, Shani, Shania, Shanit, Shanti, Sharan, Shardai, Sharde, Shardei, Sharen, Sharice, Sharifa, Sharik, Sharika, Sharil, Sharina, Sharisa, Sharita, Sharity, Sharla, Sharlie, Shawni, Shay, Shaye, Sher, Sherli, Shirl, Shyril (see Cheryl), Siara, Siri and Suri. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shari.

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