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What does Sharif mean?

Sharif Pronunciation of Sharif [sharif] as a boys' name is pronounced sha-REEF. It is of Arabic origin, and the meaning of Sharif is "honored". A name of descendants of Muhammad. Actor Omar Sharif.

Associated with: arabic.


Sharif has 3 variants: Shareef, Shereef and Sherif.

1 feminine form: Sharifa.

Creative forms:
(male) Sarif, Shasin, ..

(female) Shabil, Shasi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sharif Sheldon (S.S.), ..

How popular is Sharif?

Sharif is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#11595 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Sharif entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #1149 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Shareef is the only other popular related form of Sharif. Adoption of these forms of Sharif was more pronounced among parents 2 decades ago (adoption of 0.01%).

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Hanif, Kharim, Latif, Saarik, Saariq, Sabin, Sagiv, Said, Sail, Salim, Sapir, Sarge, Sariq, Savil, Sedric, Sedrik, Sevrin, Shaan, Shabat, Shad, Shaday, Shadd, Shade, Shadi, Shadoe, Shadrick, Shafar, Shafik, Shafiq, Shafir, Shai, Shaka, Shakhil (see Shakil), Shakil, Shakill, Shakir, Shalom, Shamir, Shamus, Shan, Shanan, Shandy, Shane, Shanen, Shani, Shaq, Shaque, Shaquil, Shashi, Shaul, Shaun, Shavon, Shawn, Shawnie, Shawnn, Shay, Shayan, Shaye, Shayn, Shayne, Shays, Sherill, Sherwin, Shia, Shiriki, Shura, Slavin, Spark, Sparky, Stacie, Starck, Stark, Starke, Starr and Swain. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sharif.

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