Sharon is the name of a biblical place in the Old Testament, as well as the name of several places in the United States and United Kingdom. It means “plain”, referring to a fertile plain though it’s also been connected to Hebrew yashar meaning “straight,” or “to be level”, or that it could come from a root word meaning “body armor”. The rose of Sharon is also the name of several species of flowers, as well as a famous phrase used in the Song of Solomon (“I am the Rose of Sharon”) though the exact flower it was referring to is uncertain. Sharon is also a surname originating from the place name.
Although predominantly a feminine name today, it has also been used for men as well.
Sharon is also a Finnish noun meaning “persimmon”.
- Sharron (English)
- Sharyn (English)
- Sharryn (English)
- Sharona (English)