What does Sharon mean?
Sharon /shar-on/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced SHARE-en. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Sharon is "a fertile plain".
Biblical place name: refers to flat land at the foot of Mount Carmel. The Song of Solomon describes the beloved Schulamite woman as a flower of Sharon. Actresses Sharon Gless, Sharon Stone.
Sharon▼ has 28 variants: Charin, Cheron, Shara, Sharan, Shareen, Shareena, Sharen▼, Sharena, Sharene, Shari▼, Sharie, Sharla▼, Sharolyn, Sharona, Sharonda▼, Sharonna, Sharren, Sharrin, Sharron▼, Sharronne, Sharyn▼, Sheran, Sheron, Sherri▼, Sherron, Sherry▼, Sheryn and Sherynn.more]
How popular is Sharon?
Sharon is a very prominent first name for women (#20 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#9134 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Sharon for girls. Sharon was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its peak position of #9 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is presently at #879. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Prominent related forms of Sharon (#879 a year ago) are Sheron, Sherri, Sherron, Sherry, Sharyn, Sharonda, Sharen, Shari, Sharla, Shara and Sharron. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.3988%) and is now much lower (usage 0.0101%, ▼97.5%), with versions like Sharon, Shari, Sharla, Sharron and Sharen becoming somewhat dated. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Sharon and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)