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Shari

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1927 9 9 0
1928 8 8 0
1929 10 10 0
1930 9 9 0
1931 12 12 0
1932 12 12 0
1933 24 24 0
1934 28 28 0
1935 24 24 0
1936 50 50 0
1937 47 47 0
1938 62 62 0
1939 55 55 0
1940 67 67 0
1941 151 151 0
1942 156 156 0
1943 144 144 0
1944 165 165 0
1945 142 142 0
1946 205 205 0
1947 244 244 0
1948 270 270 0
1949 489 489 0
1950 535 535 0
1951 342 342 0
1952 319 319 0
1953 325 325 0
1954 406 406 0
1955 447 447 0
1956 604 604 0
1957 814 814 0
1958 1,144 1,144 0
1959 1,527 1,522 5
1960 1,889 1,889 0
1961 3,127 3,117 10
1962 2,969 2,960 9
1963 2,453 2,453 0
1964 2,120 2,114 6
1965 1,846 1,846 0
1966 1,650 1,645 5
1967 1,665 1,665 0
1968 1,419 1,419 0
1969 1,414 1,409 5
1970 1,206 1,200 6
1971 1,014 1,014 0
1972 823 823 0
1973 724 724 0
1974 583 583 0
1975 482 482 0
1976 486 486 0
1977 384 384 0
1978 359 359 0
1979 384 384 0
1980 350 350 0
1981 334 334 0
1982 322 322 0
1983 397 397 0
1984 580 580 0
1985 515 515 0
1986 363 363 0
1987 303 303 0
1988 261 261 0
1989 205 205 0
1990 201 201 0
1991 164 164 0
1992 144 144 0
1993 132 132 0
1994 108 108 0
1995 70 70 0
1996 75 75 0
1997 55 55 0
1998 53 53 0
1999 36 36 0
2000 38 38 0
2001 36 36 0
2002 42 42 0
2003 33 33 0
2004 25 25 0
2005 26 26 0
2006 26 26 0
2007 21 21 0
2008 19 19 0
2009 28 28 0
2010 21 21 0
2011 17 17 0
2012 15 15 0
2013 8 8 0
2014 16 16 0
2015 11 11 0

Fun Facts about the name Shari

  • How many people with the first name Shari have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 40,893 babies born with the first name Shari in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shari to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shari? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1927 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Shari first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shari is Thursday, October 31st, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Shari born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shari was in 1961 with a total of 3,117 babies. That's a lot of babies named Shari!
  • Random Shari Factoid: According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shari ranks 85th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 15 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1969.
  • Weird things about the name Shari: Your name in reverse order is Irahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Siahr. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Jones
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Shari

The name "Shari" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "A flat clearing". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An African river that flows northwest into Lake Chad
  1. A female given name, variant of Sherry or a pet form of Sharon.

Notable Persons With the Name Shari

Shari Lewis

Shari Lewis was a ventriloquist, puppeteer, author, children's television show host, and ventriloquism. She was most active from 1952 to 1998. Shari was given the name Sonia Phyllis Hurwitz on January 17th, 1933 in The Bronx. She breathed her last breath on August 2nd, 1998.

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Shari Headley

Shari Headley is an actress. She was most active from 1983 to present. Shari was born on July 15th, 1964 in Queens, New York, U.S.

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Shari Belafonte

Shari Belafonte is an actor, model (people), writer, singing, actress, model, and singer. She was most prominent from 1981 to 1981. Shari was given the name Shari Lynn Belafonte by her parent Harry Belafonte on September 22nd, 1954 in New York City.

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Shari E. Redstone

Shari E. Redstone is a notable human. Shari was born as the child of Sumner Redstone on April 14th, 1954.

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Shari Shattuck

Shari Shattuck is an actress and writer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to 2000. Shari was born on November 18th, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

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Truth Hurts

Truth Hurts is a contemporary r&b and pop music songwriter, artist, and actor. Her ongoing career started in 1992. Truth was given the name Shari Watson on October 10th, 1971.

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  • Shari Arison
    (businesswoman)
  • Shari Villarosa
    (United States Ambassador to the Seychelles)
  • Shari Koch
    (influential person)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Shari

Shari

Shari is an actor and film actor. She was most active from 1984 to present. Shari was given the name Sadhana .

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Amirudin Shari

Amirudin Shari is a Parti Keadilan Rakyat Central Committee Member, Selangor State Executive Councillor, (Youth Development, Sports, Cultural, Entrepreneurship Development), Team Manager, Parti Keadilan RakyatCentral Committee Member, SelangorState Executive Councillor, Foot. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Amirudin was born on February 8th, 1980 in Johore, Malaysia.

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What does the name Shari mean?

Sis for serious, not always joking.

His for handy, the helpful you.

Ais for altruism, the unselfish you.

Ris for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Iis for impress, for impress you will.

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