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Sharon

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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 11,181 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

Fun Facts about the name Sharon

  • How many people with the first name Sharon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 723,943 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 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sharon ranks 88th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 96 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1943.
  • 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 Narosh. 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.

Where is the name Sharon popular?

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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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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.

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 With the Name Sharon

Sharon Tate

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

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

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

Sharon Carter is a comics character.

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Sharon Horgan

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

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Sharon Needles

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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  • Sharon Jones
    (musician)
  • Kristin Nelson
    (actress)
  • Sharon Leal
    (actress)
  • Sharon Gless
    (actress)
  • Sharon den Adel
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Jackie DeShannon
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Sharon Van Etten
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Sharon Lawrence
    (actress)
  • Sharon Corr
    (musician)
  • Sharon Cohen
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Sharon Case
    (actress)
  • Sharon Newman
    (soap character)
  • Sharon Olds
    (poet)
  • Sharon Robinson
    (musician)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sharon

Ariel 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

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 Sharon

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

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Nick and Sharon

Nick and Sharon is a notable somebody.

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William Tang Sharon

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

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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What does the name Sharon mean?

Sis for serene, your calm time.

His for hug, give one today!

Ais for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Ris for relish, you seek a challenge.

Ois for outgoing, so sociable are you

Nis for nurturing, to all that need help

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Sources: 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). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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