Sharon Name Meaning & Origin

Sharon

Pronunciation: SHA-rən (key)

Origin of the name Sharon:

Hebrew name meaning "a plain, a flat area." In biblical times, Sharon was a fertile, coastal plain in Palestine where roses and oak trees grew in abundance.

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Comments and insights on the name Sharon: | Edit

I've always thought this name kind of sounded like someone saying "sharing" with a really thick western accent haha.

Actually, I think that the above is why this name got so popular! -- at about the same time as Karen, which sounds like "caring".

Personal experiences with the name Sharon: | Edit

I have always hated my name, because it's so awkward to pronounce. It also screams '60s to me for some reason. No good nicknames, either. I tried to go by my middle name when I got to middle school, but it never caught on. :(

I was born in the 40's, my name is not Sharon, but there were a lot of Sharons in my age group. It was like my name (Sandra), it was very popular then, but was hardly ever used after the 40's and 50's as a new batch of names became popular.

No good nicknames? How about Shari or Shaye?
Or Rona

I don't see where Sharon is so hard to pronounce.

Sharon is the name of my dance teacher. She is amazing she also really small<3

My name is Sharon, and I was born in 1950. Though my name ranked no. 14 in popularity then, I knew very few Sharons when I was growing up. But there were three of us in my college class (350 students). I didn't really like having an uncommon name and was the only child in my family who didn't have a nickname. I've grown to like my name now. I'm hearing of young women named Sharon now, too.

Nicknames for Sharon: | Edit

Shar, Shazz, Shari, Shan, Sharie, Shay. In the "Bridget Jones" series of novels and movies by Helen Fielding, Bridget's friend Sharon is known as Shazzer. ShayRONE, Sharona,

There is a PBS series called "800 Words" set in New Zealand. The teen-aged daughter of the family it focuses on is named Sharon and called Shay.

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Famous real-life people named Sharon: | Edit

Sharon Stone, American actress
Sharon Tate, American actress and murder victim
Sharon Corr, Irish musician and member of the Corrs
Sharon Creech, American author
Sharon Osbourne, music promoter and TV personality, wife and manager of Ozzy Osbourne
Sharon Needles, RuPaul's Drag Race season 4 winner
Sharon Jones, American blues singer

Sharon in song, story & screen: | Edit

Rose of Sharon Joad, character in John Steinbeck's novel "The Grapes of Wrath"
"I Ain't Sharin' Sharon", song by Jim Stafford
Sharon Norbury - Fictional character from the movie Mean girls played by the greatest Tina Fey
Sharon Carter, Captain America's love interest in Captain America: Civil War and in the Marvel Comics
Sharon Marsh, Stan’s mom in South Park

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