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Meaning and name origin

Sharlene \sh(a)-rle-ne, shar-lene\ as a girl's name is pronounced shar-LEEN. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Sharlene is "free man". Feminine of Charles; variant of Caroline, Charlene and Charla.


Sharlene has 17 variant forms: Sharla, Sharlaine, Sharlamaine, Sharlan, Sharlana, Sharlane, Sharlee, Sharleen, Sharletta, Sharleyne, Sharlina, Sharline, Sharlisa, Sharly, Sharlyn, Sharlyne and Sharlynne.

For more information, see also related girl names Carol, Charlie and Charlotte.


Sharlene is a very popular first name for females (#993 out of 4276, Top 23%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sharlene for girls. Sharlene reached its highest rank of #546 in the U.S. in 1940-1949 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sharlene and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charlotte (#10), Caroline (#58), Charlie (#229), Sharlene, Sharla, Charles, Charla, Charlene and Carol. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carol, Caroline, Charla, Charlene, Charles, Charlie, Charlotte, Sharla, Sharlene in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sharlene is also pronounced similarly to Charleene, Charline, Charlyne, Sherlene, Shirlene and Shirline. Other suggested similar baby names are Shalene, Sharene, Sharlena, Shaylene, Sherelene and Starlene. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sharlene.