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What does Sherwood mean?

Sherwood Pronunciation of Sherwood as a boys' name is pronounced SHER-wood. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sherwood is "luminous wood". Place name: Sherwood forest that was home to the legendary hero Robin Hood and his men. Playwright Robert Sherwood; author Sherwood Anderson.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, home, legendary (mythology), hero


VARIANTS Sherwoode, Shurwood



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How popular is Sherwood?

Sherwood is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1092 out of 1220, Top 89%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#1567 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Sherwood was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #604 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not found in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Sherwood is alike in pronunciation to Sherrod. Other recommended sound-alike names are Atwood, Cheroot, Dagwood, Ellwood, Elwood, Fleetwood, Greenwood, Harewood, Harwood, Haywood, Heywood, Jerod, Jerrod, Kirkwood, Linwood, Lockwood, Marwood, Mehmood, Norwood, Rickwood, Sereno, Sergeo, Sergio, Sergios, Serjio, Sewald, Seward, Sewerd, Sheldon, Shelomi, Shelomo, Shelton, Shepard, Shephard, Shepherd, Sheppard, Shepperd, Sherard, Sherborn, Sherborne (see Sherborn), Sherbourn (see Sherborn), Sherburn, Sheredan (see Sheridan), Shereef, Sheridan, Sheridon, Sherif, Sherill, Sherlock, Sherlocke, Sherman, Shermann (see Sherman), Shermon, Sherrard, Sherrerd, Sherrill, Sherwen, Sherwin, Sherwind (see Sherwin), Sherwinn (see Sherwin), Sherwyn, Sherwynne (see Sherwin), Shurlock, Siegwald, Spero, Stanwood, Steward, Thurgood, Upwood, Wedgwood and Winwood. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sherwood.

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