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Sherlock 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.
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Popularity of Sherlock
Sherlock is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7299 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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