Sherlock: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Sherlock

Sherlock

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Comments and insights on the name Sherlock: | Edit

The character Sherlock Holmes made this name famous. It's so strongly associated with him that "Sherlock" has come to mean "detective".

From a dictionary:
Sherlock: 1. a person who investigates mysteries or shows great perceptiveness.

Personal experiences with the name Sherlock: | Edit

We're quite alike, Sherlock and I. But he's boring- he's on the side of the angels.
-JM

My little brother can be quite infuriating. And an idiot.
-MH

Sherlock is a girl's name, tell John to go and look it up or something. Give Mary my love.
-SH

Nicknames for Sherlock: | Edit

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Shezza

Meanings and history of the name Sherlock: | Edit

Sherlock is Old English and means "bright hair". It was made famous by Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes books.

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Sherlock Holmes, title character of the detective stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Several modern adaptations of the series were made more recently, including the BBC show Sherlock, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

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