isn't really all that far off from the meaning of "Sharona
" or "Sharon
". You must be thinking of "Sarah
", Array, which means "princess". Click on Sharona
and you'll see it lead you to Sharon
, which is a place name for "plain" in Hebrew.
The rose association comes in because the plain of Sharon
(which extends from Mount Carmel
south to Jaffa) was noted for the wild flowers (translated as "roses" in the English bible) which grow in abundance there.
In the biblical book titled "Song of Solomon
", there is a poetic verse which reads: "I am a rose of Sharon
, and the lily of the valleys."
So, in essence, while the name Sharona
may literally mean "a plain", the name signifies "a plain of roses" -- or, a rose from that plain.