What does Sharon mean?
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 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.
Some famous bearers of this name include: Sharon den Adel, and Sharon Gless.
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In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,055 in baby name popularity for girls with 243 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.
The trend's your friend. See how Sharon has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Sharon Name Popularity Page.
Sharon Related Names
Variants of the name Sharon include Cheron, Shaaron, Sharen, Sharene, Sharin, Sharna, Sharnae, Sharnay, Sharne, Sharnea, Sharona, Sharonda, Sharone, Sharran, Sharron, Sharrona, Sharyn, Sharyon, Sheren, Sherin, Sherine, Sheron, Sherron, Sherryn.
- Sharon ~ Biblical Character (1 Chr. 27:29)
- Sharon den Adel ~ Musician
- Sharon Gless ~ Actress
- Sharon Stone ~ Actress
- Sharon Tate ~ Actress
Sharon Name Fun
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