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.
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).
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).
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.