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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Shara
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Shara in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Shara:
Records indicate that 2,224 girls in the United States have been named Shara since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1979, when 233 people in the U.S. were given the name Shara. Those people are now 37 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Shara
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51 Positive Comments
"My name is shara, pronounced as Sha-rah. I was born in 2003 and was wondering if anyone has the name shara that was also born in 2003. I've never met a shara before but seeing the comments it seems that im not the only person:)" Feb. 22, 2016:
"I'm 17 and named Shara and I love it and get compliments on it all the time. To this day I've met 4-5 Sharas but they're all a lot older than me." Jul. 26, 2015:
"I was born in 1957 named Shara. Looking to see if there is anyone else born in the 1950?s with this name. I remember people saying that they would name their daughters Shara....." Jun. 8, 2015:
"my names shara, pronounced sha rah. My teachers always say it wrong idk it's annoying I mean it's not that hard" Jan. 29, 2015:
"My name is Shara. Pronounced Share uh. I was born in 1961. My mom told me that my Grandmother and her went to a movie when she was pregnant and the main character was named Shara. She could never remember the name of the movie though. This year on another sight another Shara said her Dad watched a movie that year also." Dec. 13, 2014:
"My name is Shara. For all you wondering what our name means, Beloved and Princess are the closest. Not a fertile plain. Shara is a very sacred and ancient name and can be traced back to a Mesopotamia. A Goddess named Shara which means Daughter of Heaven or Heavens Daughter. So there you have it Beloved Shara's.
Many Blessings May you be the light you are meant to be." May. 8, 2014:
"My name is shara I luv my name at first everyone says it wrong but after a few tries they get it" Apr. 5, 2014:
"hi my daughters name is shara my husband is turkish and named our daughter we now live in uk and so many people cannot get her name correct sara sarah sahara she just says its shara lol the thing is my daughters name is with a dash under the s which means sh my hubby says its kurdish name for war but ive looked it up and its beloved princess for most arabic meanings he watched a film whilst i was pregnant and loved the name of the girl shara in the film he woke me from a sleep to say the name of our daughter i loved it so our princess who is now 12 is named shara" Feb. 17, 2014:
"I'm a Shara, and I never would have thought there were so many out there. I never really liked my name since my teachers would always pronounce it wrong, but I'm getting used to it. Haha. It's a unique name, and it is pretty :)" Apr. 2, 2011:
"I named my daughter shara, a great name. she,s nearly 18 now and she will be really happy that I found this sight because she has always thought I made the name up. She has never met another shara. she has also been called Sahara, sharla etc." Mar. 9, 2011:
"I am also a Shara- (share- uh) Often I am called Shaar-uh which drives me CRAZY. ive also been called sahara like the desert, sahaara, like the desert being mispronounced, sarah, etc. Everyone at work calls me shaar-uh and i cant stand it. most times i say nothing as i am tired of correcting everyone over and over again. you would think they would get it right after about 10 times!! Most people in my family have taken to calling me by my nick name which is a shortened version of my name- shar pronounced share (like the singer, Cher)I would prefer to be called by my full name but this was the only acceptable alternative. Im glad my naame in unique and ive never met anyone else with my name" Dec. 7, 2010:
"Hello my Shara's. I to am named Shara and until today have never met another. My husband loves the name and so do my friends. But because it has been pronounced Sa-haira so many times or sara i chose to use my middle name. But after reading all of your positive comments I think I need to reconsider. After all I AM SHARA hear me roar!!" Oct. 23, 2010:
"I love this name and am calling my baby Shara. I went to school with a Shara and always thought it was the prettiest name :)" Aug. 28, 2010:
"Ok, well, my name is Sharrah (but it's pronounced the same) and I was the only one for such a long time! Everyone remembers who I am and I think part of it is because my name is unique. I have met in my life 2 people with the same name - one who even had the same spelling... Hahaha! So, I have to say that it is the most awesome name on the planet and I am so glad that my name is not something more common!" Jun. 4, 2010:
"Hiiya, my name is Shara, Yepp it a cool name i admit extreeeemly unique, i've had it all; Sarah Sara you name it!" May. 28, 2010:
"Hey all you Shara's!!! It's great to read all of the comments from everyone with this name. It's funny cause I have experienced ALL of the same things. From people calling me Sharla.. to not knowing that there was anyone in the world that would have the same name! I actually have met two Shara's in my life, one of them is pronounced Shaara ( the a is a long sound instead of an "ah" sound ) And I'm glad that there is now a clearer meaning to my name. Thanks Ladies! Also, I'v enoticed that everyone is in their 20's.. I just turned 30. I guess our name was popular during only a specific period of time, which is cool cause it makes us more unique! Anyways, Shara is an awsome name and now that I have read these stories I love my name even more!" Jun. 3, 2009:
"It's funny, in school I thought I was the only person in the world with the name Shara!! I am so happy to see how many ladies are named like me!! I pronounce it Shar-rah like shark, minus the k, add an a!! Everyone gets it wrong to this daty and ive had it for 26 years!! most recently Ive even gotten Sharla, how do you get an L from Shara??!!" May. 8, 2009:
"Hello fellow Shara's!! This is so cool to find this many other shara's. I was named Shara because my mom wanted sharon (after her sister) and my dad liked sarah!" Feb. 27, 2009:
"my name is shara too but it's short for persian: shahrzad, which means princess in farsi. shara is such a pretty name and i love it! americans can't pronounce my full name but I still love my nickname!" Feb. 5, 2009:
"one of my hobbys is researching names and the name Shara comes from the Hebrew word for "Beloved" , it has also bean used as a derivative of Sara witch means "Princess" Shara however dose not mean "a fertile plain" that is the meaning of the name Sharon." Dec. 22, 2008:
"mi names shara and i have alway;s had problems with pple in school pronouncing it
wrong it's not that hard, i say it (Sh-air-ugh). <3." Oct. 29, 2008:
"Only the most beautiful persons in the world are blessed with a unique such as Shara. Thanks a mil to my mom, going on 25 and am still her lil princess. Shara Belize." Oct. 29, 2008:
"My name is actually Shara-Leigh, but durring school. i always got Sarah. Christmas time was fun as I had a younger cousin named Sarah and our presents were always getting mixed up. I have only ever heard of 1 other Shara before I found this site. It was when I was a little girl, I was looking at the toy aisle and a lady was calling out Shara-Leigh, so mum asked her why she was calling out for me, the woman explained that was her daughters name also, and it meant sun princess, in India. I love my name and wouldn't change it for the world." Oct. 21, 2008:
"My name is Shara. Very unique name indeed. It's interesting to know so many people have it, yet, you can't find it on the market. People love my whole name and think it's all unusual (first & last name). The first time I met another person named Shara was when I was in high school. My last boyfriend had an ex-girlfriend by the name of Shara (Shara-Lee) which i thought was funny...because the whole mix up with me and her was how I met him. People often call me SHARON... i hate that name with a passion. I prefer if people call me Shars, Shar or my name Shara (pronounced: Shaa ra). I get the regular name mispronounciations like Sara, Sarah, Sahara, Shari, Sharea etc...
I LOVE my name. It's awesome." Oct. 12, 2008:
"My name is Shara pronounced Shar-rah not (Share-uh). I been called everything like Sahara, Sarah, Share-rah. I had this one teacher in high school who kept calling me Share-uh and my classmates would also try to correct him but he never got it right. But sometimes I don't even correct people. My grandma still spells my name wrong and I've been around for 23 yrs. She spells it with two "r's". I met one other person with my name and she pronounced is Share-uh. I think my name is very unique and I like it." Oct. 10, 2008:
"A British Shara here, (pronounced as shaa raa, long a's)
People are always getting it wrong here too, I work in a callcentre and over those phone lines i've had customers call me just about everything by now.
I know of three other Shara's, a frined's baby daughter, a hairstylist in London and the sister of the lead character in the (rather old) anime Teknoman (aka Tekkenman Blade) google her to find a pic.
As for the off-the-peg personalised items, i am a complete sucker for anything you can get personalised there and then cos at leas tthen you can make requests!" Oct. 1, 2008:
"HI Shara group,
I too am named Shara it's so refreshing to find others with the same name I never met anyone with my name. I pronounce it Sha-rer only because I have a strange American accent even though I'm Australian go figure lol. I'm so glad that our name is unusual.
I to get called everything under the sun instead of Shara, I get called Sarah, Sehara, Tara, Taryn, Sahara and anything else.
I hope everyone is enjoying being unique. I never knew Shara was Korean for love that sounds all the more nicer than Flat plain (Sharon) I also found that it was a Hawaaian meaning Princess" Aug. 18, 2008:
"Hi my name is also Shara, pronunced sha ra, not many people get my name right either, even though i correct them. I think that Shara is a very unique and beautiful name.
- Shara Beharry, Trinidad and Tobago" Aug. 8, 2008:
"I love my name as well. It's pronounced as shar-rah, though. So true about not being able to find key chains,magnets, or other off-the-rack personalized items, but so what. The name Shara is unique, I only have met one other person in my entire life with the same name, and I am so glad. Just think if all few of us Shara's were name Jessica, Kimberly, Ann, or Mary. Now how awful would that be to have such a common name? Ugh!" Jul. 31, 2008:
"Lol ma name is also Shara its pronounced (Shaw Rah) i was named after ma auntie sharon...lol i thought i was the only person that spelled my name like that!!!" Jul. 16, 2008:
"Hi to SHARA Group,
Its nice to see somany people with the shara, i have search some site's and magazines to know about exact meaning of shara b'coz my sure name is shara, pls send me the exact meaning of shara if any you know.my id:- firstname.lastname@example.org" Jul. 7, 2008:
"My name is Shara (share-uh) as well. And like the last post, my parents also thought they were being unique by combining my grandmothers' names (Sherry and Vera). I've gotten so used to being called the wrong name that I don't even correct it most of the time. But once people realize how it is really said, I get lots of compliments on what a pretty name it is. I've only met one person named Shara, but there also used to be a woman who went to the same doctor as me and her name was Shara and she had my last name as well. Our charts were always getting mixed up." Jun. 1, 2008:
"Wow! We should start a club or something! My name is Shara too! Pronounced Share'-Uh
I've always liked it. My mom made it up in an attempt to name me after two grandmothers at once (Sharon and Clara).
And yes, like many of you, I've gotten Sharr' uh
with a soft 'A'. It doesn't bother me too much.
The only real problem I had was that, being a child of the 80's, names on pencils...etc... was a big thing, and I never found mine! It never stopped me from looking though! :-)
I've met two Shara's in my life time, one online, who was creepily very much like me! The other was 5 when I was 10 in Walmart!
I like my name a lot!" May. 30, 2008:
"I left a comment a few months ago, but I was reading some more today, and I saw there was a woman who was born in 1947, and named by her native american grandmother although I was born in 1990. I think that's so funny, because I was actually named after my native american grandmother as well. Even though mines SharaSky, it means beloved sky in indian. It's really cool to see someone else who's native american with the same name." May. 20, 2008:
"My names Shara. Actually, Shara is just a nickname for my full name "Sharalyne". Its mis pronounced so often its unreal, my teacher for two years still doesnt say it right. he still says "shar-ah" it just sounds weird. And really the only issue is I've never met another Shara in my life, i want to though. See how much we have in common, and what not. Oh well, i love my name! xD" Apr. 26, 2008:
"my name is shara, when i was young they called me aying means crying, beacsue i always cry hahah!
mostly people miss pronounced my name as sarah specially korean and japanese, but in amerikan they pronounced it so nice!
usually my ex BF's called me SHA for short!
in korean shara means love or lovely.
and shara is known as a proncess name.." Apr. 23, 2008:
"My name is Shara!! Whoa, there are so many people with the same name, it's so great to see that!!
I always tell people to call me "Cher with an ah at the end!!" or "Share-Ah" That usually helps. I still get called Sharon or Sara a lot though. When I was younger, I didn't like my name as much, but I like it now. It's very unique and fits my personality!! :)" Apr. 3, 2008:
"My name is Shara, pronounced Shah Rah. My Native American grandma named me. My birth year is 1947. As a child, I was the only Shara. Yes, people called me everything but Shara. I always thought it nice that there may be a connection to a group of people in Mongolia called Shara." Mar. 13, 2008:
"I love my name. Its really SharaSky, but everyone calls me Shara. I haven't met anyone else with my name, but almost everyone messes it up. They always call me Share-uh, Sarah, Sahara. I wish people would realize my name is Shar-uh." Jan. 25, 2008:
"My name is Wa'Shara but everyone calls me Shara. I thought I was like the only person in the world with the nickname shara although I am the only Wa'Shara in the world. So far I know a Shara, Sha'Shara, La'Shara, and a Ba'Shara. My firend who's an African was that its an African name and most people love my name and nickname but I think its kind of ghetto!" Jan. 23, 2008:
"often pronounced like share-ruh- not shah-ruh or shay-ruh" Nov. 16, 2007:
"Hi every body. I love the name Shara. My name is not Shara but it is my dream to give this name to my daughter. I m from turkey, and i m looking for the exact meaning of the name. I heard it has the meaning "North Star". I donno how much right it is. Mayeb it can be a persian name." Oct. 22, 2007:
"my little sisters name is shara!shes irish and 5years old!=] xx" Sep. 25, 2007:
"My name is Shara and I am proud of it.. in Hebrew it means fertile plain :)
Shara" Sep. 19, 2007:
"its my name :D and ive only met one person with the name shara before...at least people remember me and never get me muddled up coz im the only one :) x" Jul. 9, 2007:
"I am the mother of a wonderful girl by the name of Shara. When I was pregnant with her in 1973, my husband and I were watching football on TV and I saw a player with the name SHARA on the back of his jersey. I told my husband that if we had a girl that I would like to name her Shara, pronounced Share-a. We had a girl and we did." May. 31, 2007:
"My name is Shara too!! When i was in grade 3 another Shara came to the school. We were friends but i did like it when i was the only 1. When people frist meet they always call me sh-aa-ra. I've looked in heaps of web sites 2 see if it's on the list of baby names, i'm glade i found this site!!" Apr. 11, 2007:
"I used to hate it when I was younger because no one else was named Shara, but now I love it. People REMEMBER your name because you are not just another Lindsay, Amanda or Jennifer. It's very unique! I pronounce it "Share-A" and often people call me "SHAR-A", or even "Sara", yet I simply correct them and I do not get annoyed." Feb. 20, 2007:
"My Names Shara And People Say It So Weirdly Mine Is Said Shar-a Lol Spell It out" Jan. 6, 2007:
"I really like it, but hadn't thought of that problem of people mispronouncing it. :(" Sep. 3, 2006:
"yes, my name is Shara and people pronounce it wrong ALL the time. i've only seen one other person with the name shara, and that was in Joann Fabrics!the way you pronounce it is shair-uh. every one thinks it's cool that i have a random name, but i hate having everyone pronounce it wrong when they first meet me!" Jun. 3, 2005:
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"This is the peferct way to break down this information." Dec. 14, 2011:
"My name is Shara (pronounced Shar-ra)and I don't really have a nickname. My boyfriend calls me Sharoo just to be funny, but I wish I had a proper nickname friends could call me. My mum got the name from a lady who was collecting money from the Red Cross and if I was a boy my name would be Billy. I'm amazed there are so many Shara's in the world considering I felt like I was the only one. :)" Sep. 13, 2011:
"wow, it surprises me that there are so many people with the same name and same name experiences like me. I also used to hate my name when i was younger but now that I'm in my late twenties everyone always tell me how beautiful my name is. I AM SHARA AND I LOVE IT!!! (pronounced sha-ruh)" May. 22, 2011:
"HI, to all the Shara's i didn't realize there are so many Shara's. I have met only 2 more Shara's and our name is really unique, and different. My name is pronounced Sha-raw!!that "w" was added to emphasize the long sound in the 'A' like the rest of you i have been called sahara,sharla,sharae,sarah.I always correct people because they should respects the SHARA's LOL" Feb. 13, 2011:
"i am a shara i love being shara everyone knows who shara is because its a verry creative ,unique <3 (love) sHATA" Jan. 10, 2011:
"Wow, so many Shara's. I am a Shara :) My mum got the name from some si-fi Anne McCaffery book (i hate si-fi). Anwyay, I'm 14 and not many people know my name, or they prounce it as Sarah, Zarah, Sara. At school, if the teacher calls me Sarah on the roll, i just say yes and ignore it. I have only ever met one other Shara in my life. I am a quiet person and when i try to say my name to someone they don't understand. I am always so happy when someone i don't know that well remembers my name and says it correctly (especialy guys) :) I love you all, my Shara friends" Oct. 4, 2010:
"Awww, reading so many positive comments about Shara - my name too! It makes me feel better about this name, and myself. :)
Sharas RULE! <3" Sep. 11, 2010:
"My name is Shara and it is amazing to see how many others share my name. Up till about three years ago I could of swore I was the only one in the world with my name. It feels good knowing so many have my name. Eeryone pronouns my name wrong so I usually go by Shar for some reason people get that right. I believe all of us are beautiful, smart with good heads on our shoulders. I won't believe anything less.We are strong with tough armor on at all times. God Bless all the Shara's." Aug. 24, 2010:
"My name is Shara, and I love it. It is unique, and has a soft feminine sound to it." Mar. 28, 2010:
"Shara here! :-) I love my name! Pronounced Shar-rah. I worked in an office where I had to answer everyone's phone and there was me, a 'Share-uh', a Sara, and a Sharon in the office. It was horrible! :-) Anyway, my parents were going to name me Sarah but decided to move the H. People always pronounce it wrong. My husband's family is West Indian and they always call me Sharon no matter what! I had a teacher ask if she could call me by my last name b/c she said it was easier. I told her no. :-)
Enjoy our name everyone! It's great!" Oct. 17, 2009:
"Hi Shara's it is a pleasure to hear from u all I am a college student in Jamaica yes the home of the fastest man in the world. I was given the name by my aunt and i have been told that it is a very pretty name. I have also encountered the mispronounciations and spelling but i enjoy the fact that my name is unusual" Sep. 18, 2009:
"The first name of the Massive Attack frontwoman Shara Nelson, who later left the band to pursue a solo career. Among the group's known hits when she sang with them were 'Unfinished Sympathy' which was in 1991." Aug. 17, 2009:
"Hi, my name is Shara, I am 14 and I have only ever seen one other person with my name; it was when I went to London and someone had a name tag on when I was going on the London Eye. The meaning of Shara is princess. I often get told how pretty my name is, its ok i suppose :)" Aug. 15, 2009:
"If your looking for a nickname for a person named Shara try Sharebear I use it for my friend named Shara McClure she is a very bright and wonderful person - Paloma 6-1-09" Jun. 2, 2009:
"I'm a Shara a former professional Middle eastern dancer.
I still dance and I love my name I did not know that their was soooo many Shara's" Apr. 21, 2009:
"I'm a Shara a former professional Middle eastern dancer.
I still dance and I love my name I did not know that their was soooo many Shara's" Apr. 21, 2009:
"My name is Shara. I belive my name means Beloved. And Princess in many languages. Ive also been told its Korean for Love. What is the true meaning of Shara? Ive always said "Beloved Princess". Contact me if u know. Love all u Sharas!" Apr. 7, 2009:
"Hi everybody with Shara name. I always disliked my name 'cause people inevitably pronounced it wrong inspite of correcting them. I often ask my Dad from where on earth did he get such a name for his daughter and why did he name me SHARA. My Dad with a calm composure would say sweetly "I like the name hence name you so". Very practically. Now I've learnt to live with my name and has actually started liking it.However, I've not met a single person with that name. So it was indeed a pleasant surprise to know there are so many others with the same name." Feb. 18, 2009:
"OMG I'm and SHARA TOOOO and I love that name - hated it as a kid when none of the mugs or pencils had our name but LOVE LOVE LOVE IT NOW!!! I thought I was the ONLY one until I googled myself and found a girl online with my same last name but she was putting half naked pics up for herself (hopefully no I know thinks its me lol)!!! And I found this sight!!! This is awesome! Cheers fellow Sharas :)" Jan. 8, 2009:
"My name's Shara. The name Shara, is of Hebrew origin and depending on what Hebrew word derived from means either "she sings" or "the plains/ a fertile plain" or from English "a princess"" Oct. 12, 2008:
"Black British singer Shara Nelson was the frontwoman of the hip hop band Massive Attack in the early 1990s when she sang 'Unfinished Sympathy' and 'Safe From Harm' in 1991, after which she departed the otherwise all-male group for a solo career, which lasted a few years (one of her solo hits include 'Down That Road' in 1993)." May. 19, 2008:
"My name is Shara-Rose-Evans and people always
spell it wrong or say sarah,zaraa and charlotte.It is so annoying.I like my name.
THANK YOU FOR READING MY STORY!
FROM SHARAXXXXXXXXX" Mar. 21, 2008:
"My name is actually Shara, but pronounced share-uh." Mar. 1, 2008:
"my name is shara,i sometimes get called sharon,share,sahara,sara,zara,shari,i just wish people would get it right its not that hard to say sha ra" Feb. 23, 2008:
"My name is Shara, it's pronounced Shar-rah, but you role the r off your tongue when you say it. No one ever gets it right, my friends never role the 'r', and most people call me Sharon or Zara without even realising. I love my name and i've never met or (up until now) heard of anyone else having the same name. I like it, it's nice not to be called Megan or Sarah, or Joanne, i like being different." Feb. 5, 2008:
"My name is Shara. All the time people mispronounce it and say share-uh BUT its correctly pronounced shar-uh. and i love my name." Jan. 21, 2008:
"often people pronounce it sara, or want to spell in chara, shera. my grandmother named me and said it should be pronouce sha-rah, but my family prounounces it share-a. I know of 4 other people with the same name." Jan. 5, 2008:
"My name is Shara also, and I love it! Although it has been mispronounced for years, I've never met anyone else in my life with the same name as me. Shara's Rock!" Oct. 10, 2007:
"Hi my name is also Shara. I am by no means indian I live in Australia! Yes everyone gets it wrong all the time which is a bit annoying, at the same time I like having a name that is unique! I have met one other Shara in my life time. Cheryl, Sharon, Shari and Sarah seem to be common mistakes. It's like people can't get the fact that there can be a slightly uncommon name Oh well Shara's rock!" Sep. 30, 2007:
"my name is Shara too!!! wow!! i've never met anyone with the name shara, until now :]" Sep. 13, 2007:
my name is shara and im fed up of people getting it wrong!!! please could some1 help me find out the meaning of my name and its background, where does it come from? i have an indian backgroung if that helps." Aug. 14, 2007: