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Sharon

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Flat Clearing
  • #74 All Time
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How popular is the name "Sharon" in the U.S.?

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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 11,180 11,117 63 #17 girl name
1941 14,343 14,269 74 #15 girl name
1942 19,726 19,648 78 #11 girl name
1943 24,804 24,708 96 #8 girl name
1944 22,525 22,428 97 #9 girl name
1945 20,894 20,832 62 #8 girl name
1946 27,907 27,823 84 #9 girl name
1947 28,593 28,536 57 #9 girl name
1948 26,202 26,137 65 #9 girl name
1949 25,774 25,714 60 #10 girl name
1950 24,644 24,611 33 #11 girl name
1951 23,976 23,927 49 #13 girl name
1952 23,424 23,379 45 #14 girl name
1953 23,096 23,047 49 #15 girl name
1954 22,257 22,210 47 #16 girl name
1955 22,100 22,047 53 #15 girl name
1956 26,933 26,878 55 #13 girl name
1957 24,341 24,282 59 #14 girl name
1958 21,157 21,104 53 #17 girl name
1959 21,345 21,296 49 #17 girl name
1960 20,462 20,425 37 #16 girl name
1961 20,506 20,441 65 #17 girl name
1962 19,681 19,629 52 #17 girl name
1963 17,848 17,794 54 #19 girl name
1964 16,494 16,446 48 #20 girl name
1965 15,183 15,132 51 #22 girl name
1966 13,119 13,063 56 #28 girl name
1967 11,979 11,924 55 #30 girl name
1968 10,387 10,338 49 #32 girl name
1969 9,725 9,689 36 #36 girl name
1970 9,229 9,174 55 #37 girl name
1971 7,562 7,521 41 #40 girl name
1972 6,152 6,110 42 #50 girl name
1973 4,997 4,965 32 #57 girl name
1974 4,306 4,277 29 #70 girl name
1975 3,762 3,737 25 #75 girl name
1976 3,484 3,455 29 #81 girl name
1977 3,116 3,090 26 #95 girl name
1978 2,783 2,756 27
1979 2,710 2,691 19
1980 2,414 2,382 32
1981 2,177 2,152 25
1982 2,061 2,027 34
1983 1,817 1,779 38
1984 1,645 1,630 15
1985 1,576 1,536 40
1986 1,448 1,426 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 863 849 14
1994 874 857 17
1995 829 812 17
1996 876 862 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 551 538 13
2004 526 515 11
2005 508 499 9
2006 484 471 13
2007 428 414 14
2008 479 479 0
2009 376 366 10
2010 347 341 6
2011 333 322 11
2012 332 326 6
2013 291 291 0
2014 321 309 12

Want to know about the populiarty of Sharon? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 723,640 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 28,536 babies. (That's a lot of baby Sharons)

According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sharon" ranks #33 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 59 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1941. Across the entire United States a total of 14,343 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Sharon popular?

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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.

Hebrew

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Alternative Meanings

S is for scholar, the brilliant in you.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

R is for relax, you know how!

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Norahs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rhsaon". 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 8, 2011

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 Korea approximately on 1250. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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