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What does Shareef mean?

Shareef Pronunciation of Shareef [sha-reef] as a boys' name is an Arabic name, and the name Shareef means "honored". Shareef is an alternate spelling of Sharif (Arabic): a name of descendants of Muhammad.

Associated with: arabic.


Shareef has 2 variants: Shereef and Sherif.

Creative forms:
(male) Sareef, Sherreef, ..

(female) Shasea, Shastel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shareef Jamar (S.J.), ..

How popular is Shareef?

Shareef is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#27105 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shareef entered the list in 1996 and reached its apex position of #1808 in the U.S. in the year 1997, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shareef name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Sharif is the only other prominent varying form of Shareef. Other forms, like Sherif, are uncommon. These forms of Shareef reached the apex of their popularity 2 decades ago (usage of 0.01%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shareef, Sharif in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shareef and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Lateef, Saeed, Saleem, Sareek, Sareeq (see Saarik), Sarge, Sayeed, Searle, Shade, Shadoe, Shae, Shafeek, Shafeer, Shaine, Shakeel, Shakeer, Shameer, Shandey (see Shandy), Shane, Shanen, Shanley, Shannen, Shaqeell, Shaque, Shaqueel, Shaqueer, Shawnee, Shawnel, Shawney, Shaye, Shayne, Sherwen and Starke. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shareef.

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