Gender Feminine & Masculine
Scripts שׁרון(Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈʃæɹ.ən/(English) /ˈʃɛɹ.ən/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From an Old Testament place name, in Hebrew שָׁרוֹן (Sharon) meaning "plain", referring to a fertile plain on the central west coast of Israel. This is also the name of a flowering plant in the Bible, the rose of Sharon, a term now used to refer to several different species of flowers.

It has been in use as a feminine given name in the English-speaking world since the 1920s, possibly inspired by the heroine in the serial novel The Skyrocket (1925) by Adela Rogers St. Johns [1]. As a Hebrew name it is unisex.

Related Names

VariantsSharron, Sharyn, Sharona(English)

People think this name is

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Sources & References

  1. Evans, Cleveland Kent. The Great Big Book of Baby Names. Publications International, 2006, page 572.
Entry updated April 23, 2024