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What does Sherman mean?

Sherman Pronunciation of Sherman [sher-man] as a boys' name is pronounced SHER-man. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sherman is "shear man". Occupational name for a person who trimmed wool cloth. Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman.

Associated with: old english, occupational, war.


Sherman has 5 variants: Scherman, Schermann, Shearman, Shermann and Shermon.

Creative forms:
(male) Shefman, Sterman, ..

(female) Sherma, Sherra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sherman Murphy (S.M.), ..

How popular is Sherman?

Sherman is a very prominent first name for men (#393 out of 1220, Top 32%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#422 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Sherman reached its highest rank of #193 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ahran, Beeman, Chapman, Delman, Denman, Elterman, Erman, Fernan, Garman, Garrman (see Garman), German, Harman, Heiman, Heman, Herman, Jarman, Jerman, Kernan, Kieran, Lehman, Neuman, Newman, Norman, Orman, Phelan, Redman, Salman, Seaman, Sean, Servas, Seumas, Shalmon, Shan, Shanan, Shannan, Shayan, Sheehan, Shelden, Sheldin, Sheldon, Shem, Sherborn, Sheredan (see Sheridan), Shereef, Sheridan, Sheridon, Sherrard, Sherridan, Sherrod, Sherwen, Sherwin, Sherwind (see Sherwin), Sherwyn, Shimon, Shura, Silberman, Silverman, Siprian, Solaman, Soloman, Steadman, Stedman, Stefan, Stephan, Stevan, Suleiman, Suleyman, Tedman, Teman, Teran, Terran, Thorian, Thurman, Tiernan and Whitman. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sherman.

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