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Sharon (Hebrew: שָׁרוֹן, Tiberian Hebrew: Šārôn) is a female name that can be spelled with one "r" or two (Sharron).

In some countries (like Israel), Sharon is a unisex name. It derives from an Israelite place name meaning "forest" in Hebrew, referring to a fertile plain near the coast of Israel. This gives its name to a type of flowering shrub, the rose of Sharon. Sharon is one of many names that could formerly be applied to males (as in the 19th-century historian Sharon Turner), but is now nearly always used of females (cf. Vivian, Ashley, Beverly, etc.).

It began being used as a female name sometime in the early part of the 20th century, first being listed as one of the 1000 most popular names for females born in the United States in 1925. By the mid-1940s, it had become an extremely popular name for newborn American girls, remaining a top 10 name for most of the decade, peaking at #8 in both 1943 and 1945. Its popularity began to steadily decline thereafter; the name fell out of the top 100 after 1977, and out of the top 500 after 2001.

In the United Kingdom its popularity peaked during the 1960s. It was the 10th most popular female name by 1964 and was still as high as 17th in 1974, but a sharp decline in popularity followed and since the 1980s it has not even featured in the top 100.


Smaller towns nearby

Medicine Lodge    (15 km)

Medicine Lodge Kansas    (15 km)

Medicine Lodge Township    (15 km)

Villages nearby

Sharon Township    (5 km)

Township 1    (16 km)

Attica    (17 km)

Attica Kansas    (17 km)

Hazelton Township    (19 km)

Liberty Township    (20 km)

Other locations nearby

Pixley    (8 km)

Ridge Township    (11 km)

Crisfield    (13 km)

Nippawalla Township    (15 km)

Gerlane    (16 km)

Hazelton    (18 km)

Hazelton Kansas    (18 km)

Midway    (19 km)

Churches nearby

Saint Boniface Catholic Church    (very near)

Bethel Church    (5 km)

Community Bible Fellowship    (12 km)

Christian Church    (14 km)

Holy Rosary Catholic Church    (14 km)

Medicine Lodge Presbyterian Church    (14 km)

Medicine Lodge United Methodist Church    (14 km)

Saint Mark s Episcopal Church    (14 km)

Assembly of God Church    (15 km)

Baptist Church    (15 km)

Southern Baptist Church    (15 km)

Trinity Lutheran Church    (15 km)

Attica Christian Church    (17 km)

Attica United Methodist Church    (17 km)

Faith Baptist Church    (17 km)