Meaning and name origin
Sharla \sh(ar)-la\ as a girl's name is of Old German and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Sharla is "free man; a fertile plain". Sharla is a variant of Caroline (Old German): from the French form of Latin or Italian Carolina, a feminine derivative of Carolus (see Charles). Also a variant of Charlotte (Old German); French feminine diminutive of Charles: it was very common in the Middle Ages in France to make a pet form of a name by adding -ot on the end. Sharla is also used as a variant of Sharlene (Old German), Sharon (Hebrew).
Sharla is a very popular first name for females (#1457 out of 4276, Top 34%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sharla for girls. Sharla reached its highest rank of #787 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sharla and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charlotte (#10), Caroline (#58), Charlie (#229), Sharon (#879), Sharlene, Sharla and Charla. (2014 statistics).
Sharla▼ is also pronounced similarly to Charlea, Charli▲, Sharlie, Sherli, Shirlea and Shirly. Other suggested similar baby names are Shaela, Shaila, Shara, Sharel, Sharell, Sharil, Sharlan, Sharyl, Sharyll, Shayla▼, Shirl and Starla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sharla.