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 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).