Given Name SHARON

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: SHER-ən, SHAR-ən   [details]

Meaning & History

From an Old Testament place name, in Hebrew שָׁרוֹן (Sharon), which means "plain", referring to the fertile plain near the coast of Israel. This is also the name of a type of flowering shrub, the rose of Sharon. It has been in use as a given name since the 1920s, possibly inspired by the heroine in the serial novel 'The Skyrocket' (1925) by Adela Rogers St. Johns.

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VARIANTS: Sharron, Sharyn, Sharona
DIMINUTIVE: Shari
USER SUBMISSION: Sharón
  United States
2016
  Canada (BC)
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2015
  France
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  Italy
2015
  Netherlands
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Sources & References

  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)