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What does Sheridan mean?

Sheridan Pronunciation of Sheridan [sheri-dan] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Sheridan) is pronounced SHARE-a-den. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Sheridan is "seeker". From Sirideain. Critic Sheridan Morley; playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan; Civil War General Philip Sheridan.

Associated with: irish, seeker, war.


Sheridan has 3 variants: Sheredan, Sheridon and Sherridan.

Affiliated boy name: Sherrerd.

1 feminine form: Sherrerd.

Creative forms:
(male) Sheriton, Shuridan, ..

(female) Sherida, Sherira, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sheridan Todd (S.T.), ..

How popular is Sheridan?

Sheridan is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1521 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Sheridan entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #1050 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abrian, Achidan, Adrian, Aherin, Aydrian, Beaudan, Bertran, Chandan, Christan, Darrian, Edrian, Eidan, Eirian, Faebian, Hernan, Jordan, Jorian, Jourdan, Jurian, Kieran, Kiernan, Laurian, Meldan, Riordan, Salvian, Scherman, Schermann, Seldon, Seligman, Sergeant, Shan, Shanan, Shandon, Shannan, Shayan, Shea, Shearman, Sheehan, Shelden, Sheldin, Sheldon, Sherborn, Sherborne (see Sherborn), Sherburn, Sherburne, Sherif, Sherill, Sherman, Shermann (see Sherman), Shermon, Sherrard, Sherwen, Sherwin, Sherwinn (see Sherwin), Sherwood, Sherwyn, Sherwynne (see Sherwin), Shia, Shiva, Shivaun, Shoda, Shura, Siprian, Spiridion, Spiridon, Spyridon, Steadman, Stein, Sterlyn, Stevan, Sulaiman, Thorian, Thorstan, Tiernan and Trevian. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sheridan.

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