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Sharon Meaning

    

What does Sharon mean?

The name Sharon is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Sharon is "great fertile plain".

Sharon is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Sha-ron.

The Given Name Sharon

The name Sharon occurs in the bible as the name of two separate regions. One, a plain east of the Jordan River. The second, a large fertile area encompassing much of the North Coast of Israel, known today as the Sharon Plain.

The Sharon Plain lies just east of the Mediterranean Sea and to the west of the Samarian Hills. It reaches from Mount Carmel and Caesarea in the north to the Yargon River and the northern tip of Tel Aviv in the south.

The area was fertile in biblical times and is referred to in the Song of Solomon which describes the Schulamite bride as a flower of Sharon. It is also mentioned in inscriptions of the Egyptian Pharoah Thutmose III (reigned 1504-1450 BCE).

The plain was restored to its biblical fruitful form beginning in the late 19th century when a citris orchid was planted at Hadera in 1894. Although the area is more urban today, a large portion is still agricultural, supporting citrus and mixed crops as well as vineyards in the Tanninim River valley.

Within the U.S. and Europe the name is generally used as a girl's name, however in some countries such as Israel it is considered a unisex name.

Sharon falls into the name categories landform, place.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Sharon den Adel, and Sharon Gless.

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Sharon Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 977 in baby name popularity for girls with 275 occurrences. It ranked 11,782 in baby name popularity for boys with 6 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 875 in baby name popularity for girls with 311 occurrences. It ranked 6,962 in baby name popularity for boys with 12 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Sharon has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Sharon Name Popularity Page.

Sharon Related Names

Famous Sharons

  • Sharon ~ Biblical Character (1 Chr. 27:29)
  • Sharon den Adel ~ Musician
  • Sharon Gless ~ Actress
  • Sharon Stone ~ Actress
  • Sharon Tate ~ Actress

Sharon Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Sharon.

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Sharon Name Fun

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Be creative with the name Sharon.

Just for fun, see the name Sharon in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Sharon in Nautical Flags page.