Meaning and Name Origin
Sharmain \sh(ar)-main\ as a name for girls is of Old German and English origin, and the name Sharmain means "free man; charm". Sharmain is a form of Carol (Old German): originally a male name, an anglicized form of Carolus (see Charles). Sharmain is also a derivative of Charlotte (Old German); French feminine diminutive of Charles: it was very common in the Middle Ages in France to make a pet form of a name by adding -ot on the end. Sharmain is also used as a variation of Charmaine (English).
Sharmain has 32 more related variations via Carol, Charlotte, Charmaine: Carlin, Carolin, Chara, Charamy, Chari, Charla▼, Charlaine, Charleen▼, Charlie▲, Charline▼, Charlsie, Charma, Charmar, Charmara, Charmese, Charmisa, Searlait, Sharel, Sharil, Sharla▼, Sharlaine, Sharleen, Sharlene▼, Sharlet, Sharlett, Sharline, Sharlot, Sharlott, Sharyl, Sheri▼, Sherie and Sherrie▼.
Sharmain is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Sharmain is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Sharmain and associated names. Popular variation forms of Sharmain (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Carol, Charla, Charleen, Charlie (#229 the previous year), Charline, Charlotte (#10), Charmaine, Sharla, Sharlene, Sheri, Sherie and Sherrie. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1960-1969 and is now much lower, with forms like Charmaine, Sharla, Sharlene, Sheri and Sherrie falling out of style. Charlie (#229) and Charlotte (#10) are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names here, with both names enjoying a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)