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What does Sharla mean?

Sharla \sh(ar)-la\ as a girls' name is of Old German and Hebrew origin, and Sharla means "free man; a fertile plain". Sharla is a derivative of Caroline (Old German). Sharla is also a form of Charlotte (Old German). Sharla is also used as a form of Sharlene (Old German) and Sharon (Hebrew).


Sharla has 5 variants: Charla, Charlie, Charly, Sharlee and Sharly.

Sharla has 24 more alternative forms via Caroline, Charlotte, Sharlene, Sharon: Carla, Chara, Charle, Karla, Shara, Sharan, Sharel, Sharen, Sharena, Shari, Sharie, Sharil, Sharlan, Sharlana, Sharlane, Sharlena, Sharlet, Sharlina, Sharlisa, Sharlot, Sharlyn, Sharona, Sharyl and Sharyn.


Sharla is a very popular first name for females (#1457 out of 4276, Top 34%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Sharla for girls. Sharla was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #787 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Prominent alternative forms of Sharla are Carla (#864 in 2014), Caroline (#58), Charla, Charlie (#229), Charlotte (#10), Karla (#504), Shara, Sharen, Shari, Sharlene, Sharon (#879) and Sharyn. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.4728%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.2658%, down 43.8%), with versions like Carla, Shari, Sharlene, Sharon and Sharyn becoming somewhat dated. Caroline (#58), Charlie (#229), Charlotte (#10) and Karla (#504) are four of the more contemporarily stylish birth names here, with Caroline, Charlie and Charlotte undergoing a revival in popularity. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Sharla and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carla, Caroline, Charla, Charlie, Charlotte, Karla, Shara, Sharen, Shari, Sharla in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sharlene, Sharon, Sharyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carla, Caroline, Charlie, Charlotte outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sharla is pronounced similarly to Charlea, Charli, Sharlie, Sherli, Shirlea and Shirly. Other recommended similar baby names are Shaela, Shaila, Sharell, Sharyll, Shayla, Shirl and Starla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sharla.