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 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)
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)
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.