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What does Sharmain mean?

Sharmain Pronunciation of Sharmain [shar-main] as a name for girls is of Old German and English origin, and the name Sharmain means "free man; charm". Sharmain is an alternate form of Carol (Old German): originally a male name. Sharmain is also a derivative of Charlotte (Old German). Sharmain is also used as a variation of Charmaine (English).

Associated with: charm (beautiful).


Sharmain has 17 variants: Charmain, Charmane, Charmayne, Charmeen, Charmene, Charmian, Charmine, Charmion, Charmyan, Charmyn, Sharmaine, Sharman, Sharmane, Sharmayne, Sharmian, Sharmion and Sharmyn.

10 more relations via Carol, Charlotte, Charmaine: Charlaine, Charma, Charmar, Charmara, Searlait, Sharil, Sharla, Sharlaine, Sharleen and Sharline.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Sharmain Emeri (S.E.), ..

How popular is Sharmain?

Sharmain is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Sharmain is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Sharmain (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Carol (#1768 from current records), Charlotte (#9), Charmaine, Sharla, Sharleen, Sharmaine and Sharman. Usage of these relations of Sharmain was at its most widespread 75 years ago (usage of 3.5%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.8%, 79%). Charlotte is the longstanding favorite, while versions such as Carol have become less popular. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carol, Charlotte, Charmaine, Sharla, Sharleen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sharmaine, Sharman in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sharmain is alike in pronunciation to Charmin, Sharmiane, Sharmyan and Sharmyane. Other suggested similar names are Carmaine, Carman, Carmin, Charalin (see Cherilyn), Charelin (see Cherilyn), Charin, Germain, Jarmaine, Jermain, Karman, Karmin, Sarai, Saraia, Saran, Shadai, Shalaina, Shalaine, Shamaine, Shamara, Shannan, Shannin, Shantai, Shara, Sharae, Sharaia, Sharalin, Sharalyn, Sharan, Sharana, Sharay, Sharaya, Sharaye, Shardae, Shardai, Sharday, Shardei, Shareen, Sharelyn, Sharen, Shari, Sharie, Sharik, Sharina, Sharkeen, Sharlamaine, Sharlan, Sharlana (see Sharlene), Sharlane, Sharlie, Sharlina, Sharlyn, Sharmila, Sharolyn, Sharon, Sharren, Sharrie, Sharrin, Sharron, Sharyn, Shavaun, Shayan, Sherai, Sheraie (see Sherry), Sheralin (see Cherilyn), Sheran, Sherilin, Sherralin (see Cherilyn), Shervahn, Shervan, Sherylin and Shirvaun. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sharmain.

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