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What does Sherlock mean?

Sherlock /sher-lock/ as a boys' 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.

Associated with: old english, bright, famous


Sherlock has 2 variants: Sherlocke and Shurlock.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Shalock, Shellock, ..

(female) Sherio, Sherla, ..

How popular is Sherlock?

Sherlock is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#6293 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Sherlock for boys. Sherlock has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

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