Names.org
Popularity
724k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Sharon

Girls
Boys
Similar Names
< 1k Sharona (Hebrew)

How popular is the baby name Sharon in the U.S.?

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1900 5 5 0
1902 6 0 6
1907 5 5 0
1909 7 7 0
1911 5 5 0
1912 7 7 0
1913 17 11 6
1914 16 9 7
1915 27 16 11
1916 31 20 11
1917 22 15 7
1918 31 25 6
1919 35 27 8
1920 36 30 6
1921 53 42 11
1922 54 43 11
1923 61 55 6
1924 63 57 6
1925 99 87 12
1926 123 114 9
1927 130 118 12
1928 168 160 8
1929 375 359 16
1930 538 523 15
1931 601 576 25
1932 727 709 18
1933 987 962 25
1934 1,377 1,355 22
1935 2,449 2,427 22 #96 girl name
1936 3,606 3,573 33 #60 girl name
1937 4,755 4,704 51 #41 girl name
1938 7,290 7,244 46 #30 girl name
1939 9,063 9,013 50 #23 girl name
1940 11,181 11,118 63 #17 girl name
1941 14,343 14,269 74 #15 girl name
1942 19,726 19,648 78 #11 girl name
1943 24,806 24,710 96 #8 girl name
1944 22,525 22,428 97 #9 girl name
1945 20,895 20,833 62 #8 girl name
1946 27,909 27,825 84 #9 girl name
1947 28,592 28,535 57 #9 girl name
1948 26,206 26,141 65 #9 girl name
1949 25,771 25,711 60 #10 girl name
1950 24,647 24,614 33 #11 girl name
1951 23,975 23,926 49 #13 girl name
1952 23,422 23,377 45 #14 girl name
1953 23,099 23,050 49 #15 girl name
1954 22,258 22,211 47 #16 girl name
1955 22,100 22,047 53 #15 girl name
1956 26,937 26,882 55 #13 girl name
1957 24,338 24,279 59 #14 girl name
1958 21,157 21,104 53 #17 girl name
1959 21,341 21,292 49 #17 girl name
1960 20,464 20,427 37 #16 girl name
1961 20,507 20,442 65 #17 girl name
1962 19,682 19,630 52 #17 girl name
1963 17,848 17,794 54 #19 girl name
1964 16,496 16,448 48 #20 girl name
1965 15,182 15,131 51 #22 girl name
1966 13,118 13,062 56 #28 girl name
1967 11,980 11,925 55 #30 girl name
1968 10,387 10,338 49 #32 girl name
1969 9,726 9,690 36 #36 girl name
1970 9,229 9,174 55 #37 girl name
1971 7,563 7,522 41 #40 girl name
1972 6,152 6,110 42 #50 girl name
1973 4,996 4,964 32 #57 girl name
1974 4,306 4,277 29 #70 girl name
1975 3,762 3,736 26 #75 girl name
1976 3,483 3,454 29 #81 girl name
1977 3,117 3,091 26 #95 girl name
1978 2,784 2,757 27
1979 2,710 2,691 19
1980 2,415 2,383 32
1981 2,177 2,152 25
1982 2,062 2,028 34
1983 1,817 1,779 38
1984 1,645 1,630 15
1985 1,575 1,535 40
1986 1,449 1,427 22
1987 1,279 1,248 31
1988 1,220 1,197 23
1989 1,137 1,119 18
1990 1,027 1,008 19
1991 1,004 985 19
1992 954 937 17
1993 864 850 14
1994 874 857 17
1995 829 812 17
1996 875 861 14
1997 772 756 16
1998 703 691 12
1999 693 684 9
2000 678 670 8
2001 595 587 8
2002 547 536 11
2003 552 539 13
2004 526 515 11
2005 509 500 9
2006 484 471 13
2007 428 414 14
2008 479 479 0
2009 376 366 10
2010 347 341 6
2011 334 323 11
2012 333 327 6
2013 291 291 0
2014 323 311 12
2015 281 275 6

Want to know about the popularity of the Sharon baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 723,943 babies born with the name Sharon in the United States. That's more than enough Sharons to occupy the country of Bhutan with an estimated population of 720,679 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sharon" was in 1947 with a total of 28,535 babies. (That's a lot of baby Sharons)

According to the 1945 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sharon" ranks #14 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, 1,499 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1945. Across the entire United States a total of 20,895 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Answer a few simple questions to help us improve the information we display about names on the site.

Where is the name Sharon popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Sharon in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess one of the most popular Iowa names? Also check out our name lists to see which names are the most popular in each region of the country.

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sharon" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sharon as well as things modernly associated with the name Sharon such as celebrities named Sharon.

Origin and Meaning of Sharon

The name "Sharon" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Flat Clearing". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone is an actress, model, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1980 to present. Sharon was born in 1958 as Sharon Yvonne Stone in Meadville, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Popularity:

Sharon Tate

Sharon Tate is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1961 to 1969. Sharon was born in 1943 as Sharon Marie Tate in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Popularity:

Sharon Leal

Sharon Leal is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Sharon was born in 1972 as Sharon Ann Leal in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.

Popularity:

Sharon Gless

Sharon Gless is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1970 to present. Sharon was born in 1943 as Sharon Marguerite Gless in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Popularity:

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne is a media personality, music manager, businesswoman, and television talent competition judge with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1979 to present. Sharon was born in 1952 as Sharon Rachel Arden in Brixton, London, England.

Popularity:

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. S. was born in 1952 as Sharon Epatha Merkerson in Saginaw, Michigan, United States.

Popularity:

Other Inspirations for the Name Sharon

Sharon Carter
Sharon Case
Sharon Horgan
Sharon Needles
Sharon Van Etten
Sharon Bulova
Sharon Ma

Alternative Meanings

S is for scholar, the brilliant in you.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Norahs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hsrano". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Sharon born Dec 12, 1932

What would you ask a Psychic? Get 3 FREE minutes with the most qualified advisors

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

Name poster for Sharon

Name poster for Sharon(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

Also see our other name lists.

Names Searched Right Now

< 1k Irza
< 1k Umayr
< 1k Kanyinsola
< 1k Phozisa
< 1k Isagani
< 1k Ayaba
11k Jaron
305k Martin
< 1k Austoria
< 1k Drianna
432k Andrea
< 1k Bonolo
83k Nolan
< 1k Marnita
< 1k Lediona
< 1k Lamesa
< 1k Davea
< 1k Meikey
< 1k Yahawaha
< 1k Akholiwe