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What does Sherif mean?

Sherif Pronunciation of Sherif [sherif] as a name for boys is of Arabic derivation, and Sherif means "honored". Sherif is an alternate spelling of Sharif (Arabic): a name of descendants of Muhammad.

Associated with: arabic.


Sherif has 2 variants: Shareef and Shereef.

Creative forms:
(male) Sanrif, Serif, ..

(female) Shekie, Sheli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sherif Huck (S.H.), ..

How popular is Sherif?

Sherif is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#55971 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Shareef and Sharif are the prominent related forms of Sherif (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Sherif reached the top of their popularity 18 years ago (median #1651). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aherin, Leif, Saarik, Saariq, Sariq, Saverio, Sedric, Sedrik, Selig, Selim, Serge, Sergi, Sergio, Sergiu, Serjio, Severin, Sevrin, Shadi, Shafik, Shafiq, Shafir, Shai, Shakil, Shakir, Shamir, Shani, Shea, Shefer, Shelbie, Shelby, Sheldin, Shelly, Shem, Shep, Shepp, Sherard, Sheridan, Sheridon, Sherill, Sherman, Shermon, Sherrill, Sherrod, Sherwen, Sherwin, Sherwind (see Sherwin), Sherwinn (see Sherwin), Sherwyn, Shia, Shiriki, Shura, Skerry, Spero, Stein, Stern, Sterne, Stevie and Svein. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sherif.

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