Meaning and name origin
Sharmain \sh(ar)-main\ as a girl's name is of Old German and English origin, and the meaning of Sharmain is "free man; charm". Sharmain is a variant of Carol (Old German): originally a male name, an anglicized form of Carolus (see Charles). Also a variant 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 variant of Charmaine (English).
Sharmain has 17 variant forms: Charmain, Charmane, Charmayne, Charmeen, Charmene, Charmian, Charmine, Charmion, Charmyan, Charmyn, Sharmaine, Sharman, Sharmane, Sharmayne, Sharmian, Sharmion, Sharmyn.
Sharmain is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sharmain and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charlotte (#10), Charmaine and Carol. (2014 statistics).