Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. SHUR-lahk(English)
  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Used by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for his character Sherlock Holmes, who was a detective in Doyle's mystery stories beginning in 1887. The character's name was from an English surname meaning "shear lock", originally referring to a person with closely cut hair.

Related Names

User SubmissionSherlock

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   urban   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Categories


Entry updated July 1, 2008