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Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: the name of two biblical place names in the Old Testament, it means "plain", referring to a fertile plain, though it's also been connected to Hebrew yashar meaning "was straight" or "to be level", or that it could come from a root word meaning "body armor".

The Rose of Sharon is also a name given to several flowers.

Although predominantly a feminine name today, it has also been used for men as well.

Nicknames: Shari

Feminine forms:
  • Sharyn 
  • Sharona 
  • Sharron