Sharon: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Sharon

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 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

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.

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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 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

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