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What does Sherman mean?

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


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)

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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sherman name in U.S.

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