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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Sher

  • How many people with the first name Sher have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 246 babies born with the first name Sher in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sher to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sher? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Sher first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sher is Sunday, October 13th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Sher born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sher was in 1972 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Sher Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sher is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Sher: Your name in reverse order is Rehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hres. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sher? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,687 people with the last name Sher.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sher? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sher as their last name since less than 1 person in 110k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Sher as a first name

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Popularity of Sher as a last name

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Common last names for Sher

  • Khan
  • Singh

Common first names for Sher

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sher U.S.
  White 84.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sher

People with the last name Sher are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

Entire United States

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Other Inspirations for the Name Sher

Sher Auto Sales
Sher Cummings And Ellis
Sher E Punjab
Sher Institute
Sher Mohammad Karimi
Sher Polvinale
Sher Shah Suri
Sher Tremonte
Sher Khan

What does the name Sher mean?

Sis for secret, that you can certainly keep.

His for hope, the encouragement you give.

Eis for enduring, forever will your memory remain

Ris for relish, you seek a challenge.

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