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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. SHAR-ən
, SHEHR-ən
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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.
DiminutiveShari
User SubmissionSharón

Sources & References

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

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