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What does Sharlan mean?

Sharlan Pronunciation of Sharlan [shar-lan] as a name for girls is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Sharlan is "free man". Sharlan is an alternate form of Sharlene (Old German): feminine of Charles.


Sharlan has 8 variants: Sharlaine, Sharlane, Sharleen, Sharleyne, Sharline, Sharlyn, Sharlyne and Sharlynne.

6 more alternative forms via Sharlene: Sharla, Sharlana, Sharlee, Sharlina, Sharlisa and Sharly.

Creative forms:
(female) Salan, Sharsa, ..

(male) Shardan, Sharsan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sharlan Lula (S.L.), ..

How popular is Sharlan?

Sharlan is an uncommon first name for females. Sharlan is also a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Sharlan (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Sharlyn, Sharlene, Sharleen and Sharla. Other variants, like Sharlane, are seldom used. These relations of Sharlan reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (median #1226). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sharla, Sharleen, Sharlene, Sharlyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sharlan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sharlan is pronounced similarly to Charlaine, Charlayne, Charleen, Charlene, Charlien, Charline, Charlyn, Charlyne, Charlynn, Cherlyn, Sherlene, Sherlynn, Shirleen, Shirlene, Shirline and Shirlyn. Other recommended names are Carlan, Charla, Saralyn, Saran, Shaela, Shaila, Shailyn, Shalana, Shalane, Shannan, Shara, Sharae, Sharalin, Sharalyn, Sharan, Sharana, Sharay, Shardae, Shardai, Sharday, Shareen, Sharelyn, Sharen, Sharilynn (see Cherilyn), Sharlena, Sharlet, Sharlie, Sharlot, Sharmain, Sharman, Sharmane, Sharmian, Sharmyan (see Charmian), Sharmyn, Sharolyn, Sharon, Sharren, Sharrin, Sharron, Sharyn, Shayan, Shayla, Shaylah, Shaylyn, Sheralin (see Cherilyn), Sheralyn, Sheran, Sherilin, Sherilyn, Shervan, Sherylann (see Sherilyn), Sherylin, Sherylyn, Starla and Starlyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sharlan.

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