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What does Shari mean?

Shari \sh(a)-ri\ 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.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Sharon.

Shari has 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.


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)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Shari for girls. Shari was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #179 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shari name in U.S.

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

Prominent related forms of Shari are Sadie (#46 in 2014), Sarah (#50), Sara (#167), Zara (#422), Sarai (#447), Zaria (#860), Sharon (#879), Sherri, Sherrie, Sherita, Sherry, Sheree, Sarina, Shara, Sheri and Sherie. Usage of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4496%) and is now much lower (usage 0.2429%, down 46%), with forms such as Sharon, Zaria, Shari, Sheri and Sarina becoming somewhat dated. Zara (#422), Sadie (#46) and Sarai (#447) are three of the more trendy baby names in this list, and there is a revival in birth name usage for Sadie. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Shari and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sadie, Sara, Sarah, Sarai, Sarina, Shara, Shari, Sharon, Sheree, Sheri in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sherie, Sherita, 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, Chari, Charie, Cheri, Sharaia, Sharay, Shary, Shera, Sherai, Sheria, Shery, Shira, Shiri, Shura and Shyra. Other suggested similar baby names are Sahara, Seara, Shadi, Shani, Sharik, Sharil, Sher, Siara, Siri and Suri. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shari.