Meaning and Name Origin
Sherman \sh(er)-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.
Sherman is a very prominent first name for men (#393 out of 1220, Top 32%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#420 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Sherman for boys. 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)