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Sheridan (nicknamed Sherry) was the first name of the main character of George Kaufman and Moss Hart's comedy "The Man Who Came to Dinner", written in the late 1930's/40's.
Eirena  3/27/2005
Sheridan is the name of a character on the soap opera 'Passions'.
junebug13  3/19/2006
I know the meaning means something like "Wild Man" but I always wanted to name my little girl Sheridan. I knew a girl in Middle School with the name and she was awesome. She is also the only person I have ever met with the name. So, I would feel awesome naming my child a name that is so uncommon.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
This is a pretty name. I only know of girls with this name so for me it is a girl's name, also the name seems feminine to me too.
― Anonymous User  9/13/2006
I saw the meaning of this name on another website and it said it meant "wild one".
― Anonymous User  9/13/2006
A great nickname for Sheridan is Shez.
clems  10/14/2006
Personally I prefer this for a boy, but I guess it could grow on you for a girl.
― Anonymous User  2/17/2007
I've only ever heard this name used for girls, so I'm surprised that this website lists it only as a boys name. I like this name and think it would work for either a boy or a girl.
TiffanyS  2/12/2008
It sounds a tad cold, like a highly officious, elitist name. People who have named their sons this probably wanted to bring an extension of their ego rather than a human being with his own wishes into this world.
slight night shiver  5/6/2008
This is the name of Hyacinth's gay son on British comedy Keeping Up Appearances.
yohevid  8/16/2008
Unfortunately, the first time I heard this name was on a cheesy soap opera ("Passions," which I believe has gone off the air). However, I didn't let that ruin the beauty of the name--and it is beautiful.
― Anonymous User  11/24/2008
This does not sound like a feminine name.
― Anonymous User  1/27/2009
Let's not forget Sheridan, Wyoming.
Atarah Derek  3/11/2009
Unordinary but likeable. It really sounds masculine to me. I think it suits a male politician or someone with a high position because it sounds very upperclass to me.
― Anonymous User  7/7/2010
This name is pretty kickass on a girl. I guess it's alright for a guy too.
Chrila96  10/24/2010
The Irish origin of Sheridan means "wild one."
johnna.diane  7/24/2012
I think Sheridan is a beautiful name for a girl. There are many towns in the United States called Sheridan (likely due to it being a common surname when the towns were named). These towns are in Wyoming, New York, Montana, Indiana, Colorado, and Michigan, to name the ones I know of. My daughter is named for the one in Michigan, which her father and I have a personal connection to.
johnna.diane  7/24/2012
The name Sheridan was given to 51 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Sheridan Hope was the name of Sherlock Holmes in an early version of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel "A Study in Scarlet" (then called "A Tangled Skein").
Lestrange  8/12/2013
Reminds me of stripping wood, for some reason. Like the sound of it too, could easily be quite popular.
Hushpuppy  4/6/2014
Everyone called Sheridan are amazing, it's been proven.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2014
My daughter's name is Sheridan. I was under the impression from my research on the name that it was a unisex name of Irish origin and means "wild one". First heard the name on passions as well.
Ivy7919  6/21/2015
My name is Sheridan and I am a female although I have met men with this name too. To my understanding it is an Irish name.
The Male version means 'Wild one or Wild Savage', while the female version means 'Lively Spirited'.
I love my name.
sheridan  7/20/2015
My name is Sheridan and I am a woman. I love my name. It has been quite the conversation starter over the years and generally I have only had extremely positive comments on it. I know it is also a man's name, but I have a hard time relating it as such. I never much cared for the nickname Sherry, but some people do call me Sher, which I don't mind. My name was my grandmother's maiden name, so I have a whole family of "Sheridans" although it is their surname. I've read different meanings of Sheridan including: untamed, wild man, bright. I will take all of them :)
Sheridan86  7/20/2015
I like it--only for a boy. I associate it with a) Hyacinth Bucket's son, and b) hotels (because Sheraton, ha ha.) Even without those references, it would still sound very high-class to me--yet not pretentious. It definitely has a nice ring and is extremely uncommon, which is a big plus. Sometimes it feels as if male names either fall under "common and boring" or "old-fashioned and weird-sounding/sounds like a surname/too fancy." Here's an example of an ideal happy medium of sorts.
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  11/14/2015
The name Sheridan was given to 34 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/14/2016
Teasing alert: Sheraton, the hotel chain.
pukeko  12/13/2016
I named my daughter Sheridan 17 years ago. My name is Sheri, and I always wished my name was Sheridan. I think it sounds completely feminine, beautiful and interesting. The college I attended, and met my husband was on Sheridan Road. Now my daughter will be attending the same college!
SheriD  1/8/2017
I was born with the name Sheridan as a female and now I am transgender. Yet I absolutely love my name and cannot find another. Half of the sources I know declare this name to be feminine, while a good portion say this name is masculine, and the rest say it's androgynous. When I ask my friends about my name, they say it is feminine and offer some suggestions, but I cannot find what I feel to be a suitable replacement. Sheridan is nice in that it is uncommon (I've met two other Sheridans in my lifetime) and wraps up nicely at the end. Additionally, my mom spent a long time picking it out and has a story behind it. I'm not sure that anything will replace my name. I think that when I transition, people will continue to say that Sheridan suits me well.
Sherid-anon  1/26/2017
To make this more interesting I am a guy and obviously my given name is Sheridan. This seems to be quite rare now, as it is more commonly a girls name. My parents chose to name me Sheridan because it was one of my great uncle's middle names. I have not met anyone else named Sheridan so far, but that is likely to change since I am only 18 and have lots of living left to do. I personally love my name and hope it doesn't become too popular as I love its uniqueness, however I do think it would be nice to have more guys named Sheridan too.
SheridanC  4/9/2017

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