Sharon

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Etymology[edit]

Biblical place name, Hebrew שָׁרוֹן ‎(šārōn, the Sharon plain).

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Sharon

  1. A plain in Israel.
  2. A female given name derived from the biblical place name.
    • 1927 Sinclair Lewis, Elmer Gantry, Harcourt, Brace and Company, page 183:
      My name is Katie Jonas. I was born in Utica. My dad worked on a brickyard. I picked out the name Sharon Falconer while I was a stenographer.
    • 2001 Deborah Cameron, Working With Spoken Discourse, SAGE, ISBN 0761957731, page 157:
      The group suggested a number of reasons why a girl might not fit in to their community - for instance, if she wore white socks and had a name like 'Sharon'.
  3. (UK derogatory slang) A working-class female.
  4. Any of a number of places in the U.S.A. and Canada named after the biblical place.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular given name in the U.S. in the 1940s and 1950s, and in the U.K. in the 1960s and 1970s.

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