Sharon
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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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Related Names
VARIANTS: Sharron, Sharyn, Sharona
DIMINUTIVE: Shari
Popularity
United States  ranked #923 
Canada (BC)  - 
France  - 
Italy  ranked #104 
Netherlands  - 
Sources and References
  • Cleveland Kent Evans, The Great Big Book of Baby Names (2006)