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Meaning and name origin

Sherlock \sh(e)-rlo-ck, sher-lock\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sherlock is "bright hair". Literary: made famous by Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.


Sherlock has 2 variant forms: Sherlocke and Shurlock.


Sherlock is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7299 out of 88799, Top 8%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sherlock for boys. Sherlock has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sherlock name in U.S.

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