Sharon

First Name
724k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
3k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sharon

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

Wiktionary

Biblical place name, Hebrew שָׁרוֹן (šārōn, “the Sharon plain”).

  1. A plain in Israel.
  2. A female given name derived from the biblical place name.
  3. Any of a number of places in the U.S.A. and Canada named after the biblical place.
  4. (Britain, derogatory, slang) A working-class female.

Notable Persons Named Sharon

Sharon Tate was an actress and model. Her career lasted from 1961 to 1969. Sharon was given the name Sharon Marie Tate by her parents Colonel (United States) and Doris Tate on January 24th, 1943 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. She passed away on August 9th, 1969.

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Sharon Stone is an actress, model, and producer. Her ongoing career started in 1980. Sharon was given the name Sharon Yvonne Stone on March 10th, 1958 in Meadville, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Sharon Osbourne is a media personality, music manager, businesswoman, television talent competition judge, talk show host, author, promoter, talent manager, and promoter (entertainment). She was most prominent from 1979 to present. Sharon was given the name Sharon Rachel Levy by her parent Don Arden on October 9th, 1952 in Brixton, London, England.

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Sharon Carter is a comics character.

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Sharon Horgan is a comedian. Sharon was born on July 13th, 1970 in Hackney, London, England.

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Sharon Needles is a drag performer, musician, and drag (clothing). He has been prominent since 2004. Sharon was given the name Aaron Coady on November 28th, 1981 in Newton, Iowa.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sharon

Ariel Sharon was a Prime Minister of Israel, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Energy, Water Resources, Minister of Housing, Construction, Minister of Industry, Trade, Labour, Minister of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Israel), Ministry of National Infrastruct. Ariel was given the name Ariel Scheinermann on February 26th, 1928 in Kfar Malal. He left this life on January 11th, 2014.

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Deke Sharon is an a cappella singer, arranger, composer, director, producer, television producer, teacher, singing, and arrangement. He has been prominent since 1991. Deke was given the name Kurk Richard Toohey, Jr. on December 12th, 1967.

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Arieh was born on May 28th, 1900 in Jarosław. He died on July 24th, 1984.

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William Tang Sharon was a senator. He was most active from 1875 to 1881. William was born on January 9th, 1821 in Smithfield, Ohio. He breathed his last breath on November 13th, 1885.

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Ralph Sharon was a jazz musician. He plays Piano. His career lasted from 1940 to 2015. Ralph was born on September 17th, 1923 in London. He breathed his last breath on March 31st, 2015.

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How popular is the baby 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 15 8 7
1915 27 16 11
1916 31 20 11
1917 22 15 7
1918 31 25 6
1919 35 27 8
1920 35 29 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 4,756 4,705 51 #41 girl name
1938 7,290 7,244 46 #30 girl name
1939 9,063 9,013 50 #23 girl name
1940 11,182 11,119 63 #17 girl name
1941 14,343 14,269 74 #15 girl name
1942 19,727 19,649 78 #11 girl name
1943 24,807 24,711 96 #8 girl name
1944 22,525 22,428 97 #9 girl name
1945 20,897 20,835 62 #8 girl name
1946 27,908 27,824 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 24,649 24,616 33 #11 girl name
1951 23,977 23,928 49 #13 girl name
1952 23,430 23,384 46 #14 girl name
1953 23,094 23,045 49 #15 girl name
1954 22,262 22,215 47 #16 girl name
1955 22,095 22,042 53 #15 girl name
1956 26,937 26,882 55 #13 girl name
1957 24,340 24,281 59 #14 girl name
1958 21,160 21,107 53 #17 girl name
1959 21,340 21,291 49 #17 girl name
1960 20,463 20,426 37 #16 girl name
1961 20,506 20,441 65 #17 girl name
1962 19,685 19,633 52 #17 girl name
1963 17,847 17,793 54 #19 girl name
1964 16,495 16,447 48 #20 girl name
1965 15,185 15,134 51 #22 girl name
1966 13,117 13,061 56 #28 girl name
1967 11,980 11,925 55 #30 girl name
1968 10,387 10,338 49 #32 girl name
1969 9,728 9,692 36 #36 girl name
1970 9,229 9,174 55 #37 girl name
1971 7,564 7,523 41 #40 girl name
1972 6,153 6,111 42 #50 girl name
1973 4,997 4,965 32 #57 girl name
1974 4,305 4,276 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 2,061 2,027 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 1,219 1,196 23
1989 1,137 1,119 18
1990 1,027 1,008 19
1991 1,005 986 19
1992 954 937 17
1993 864 850 14
1994 874 857 17
1995 829 812 17
1996 875 861 14
1997 774 758 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 429 415 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 324 312 12
2015 281 275 6
2016 303 295 8

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Popularity of Sharon as a first name

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Popularity of Sharon as a last name

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Common last names for Sharon

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • White
  • Clark
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • Jackson
  • Nelson
  • Lewis
  • King

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sharon U.S.
  White 88.83% 64.26%
  African American 4.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.89% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sharon

People with the last name Sharon are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sharon

  • What name lists does Sharon rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Sharon? Sharon is the 75th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sharon was the 9,598th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sharon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 724,267 babies born with the first name Sharon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sharon to occupy the country of Bhutan with an estimated population of 720,679 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sharon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sharon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sharon is Wednesday, January 4th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Sharon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sharon was in 1947 with a total of 28,535 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sharon!
  • Random Sharon Factoid: According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sharon ranks 9th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 381 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1965.
  • Weird things about the name Sharon: Your name in reverse order is Norahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ohrans. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sharon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,385 people with the last name Sharon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sharon? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Sharon as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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