What does Sharla mean?
Sharla [shar-la] as a girls' name is of Old German and Hebrew origin, and Sharla means "free man; a fertile plain". Sharla is a version of Caroline (Old German): from the French variation of Carolina. 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 68 more alternative forms via Caroline, Charlotte, Sharlene, Sharon: Carla▼, Carlan, Carly▼, Carola, Char, Chara, Charill, Charin, Charle, Charlena, Charlet, Charlita, Charlot, Charo, Charty, Charyl, Karla▼, Karli, Karly, Searlait, Shara, Sharan, Shareen, Shareena, Sharel, Sharen, Sharena, Sharene, Shari▼, Sharie, Sharil, Sharlaine, Sharlan, Sharlana, Sharlane, Sharleen, Sharlena, Sharlet, Sharlett, Sharletta, Sharlina, Sharline, Sharlisa, Sharlot, Sharlott, Sharlotta, Sharlyn, Sharlyne, Sharmain, Sharmian, Sharolyn, Sharona, Sharonda, Sharonna, Sharren, Sharrin, Sharron▼, Sharyl, Sharyn▼, Sheran, Sheri▼, Sherie, Sheron, Sherri▼, Sherry▼, Sherye, Sheryl▼ and Sheryn.Creative forms:
(female) Shala, Sharka, ..
(male) Sharra, Sharsa, .. Middle name pairings:
Sharla Nancy (S.N.), ..
How popular is Sharla?
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)
Sharla was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #791 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Sharla are Carla (#873 in 2015), Carly (#389), Carola, Caroline (#62), Charla, Charlie (#207), Charlotte (#9), Charly, Karla (#510), Karli (#1292), Karly (#1348), Shara, Sharan, Sharen, Shari, Sharie, Sharleen, Sharlene, Sharlyn, Sharolyn, Sharon (#977), Sharonda, Sharron, Sharyl, Sharyn, Sheran, Sheri, Sherie, Sheron, Sherri, Sherry and Sheryl. Other variants, like Sharel, are seldom used. These forms of Sharla were at the top of their popularity in the 1940s (median #1045) and are now much less widespread (#1626, ▼59%), with versions like Sherri becoming less trendy. Caroline, Charlie and Charlotte are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names here.
Sharla is pronounced similarly to Charlea, Charlee▲, Charley▲, Charli▲, Sharlie, Sherlee, Sherli, Sherlie, Shirely, Shirlea, Shirlee▼, Shirley▼, Shirly and Shurlee. Other recommended names are Charela (see Harela), Charma, Darla▼, Earla, Marla▼, Sahara, Saharra, Sarelia, Sarha, Saria, Seara, Shadia, Shadya, Shaili, Shaina▼, Shaka, Shalia, Shalva, Shana▼, Shania▼, Shanna▼, Shanta, Sharae, Sharaia, Sharana, Sharay, Shardae, Shardai, Sharday, Sharde, Sharell, Sharina, Sharisa, Sharita, Sharmila, Sharrell, Shasta, Shayda, Shaylah, Shaylla, Sheila▼, Shela, Shella, Shera, Sheraa, Sheria, Sheril, Sherill, Sheryll, Sheyla▼, Shiela, Shilla, Shira, Shirell, Shirl, Shura, Shurka, Shyla, Shyril (see Cheryl), Siara and Starla. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sharla.See names in meaning and etymology.