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Boy Name: Sheridan

Name: Sheridan
Pronunciation: \sh(e)-ri-dan\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Sheridan's also a girl name)
Meaning: seeker
Origin: Irish
Related Names: Sherrerd
Variant forms: Sheredan, Sheridon, Sherridan
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1572


Sheridan \sh(e)-ri-dan\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Sheridan), is pronounced SHARE-a-den. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Sheridan is "seeker". From Sirideain. Critic Sheridan Morley; playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan; Civil War General Philip Sheridan.

Sheridan has 3 variant forms: Sheredan, Sheridon and Sherridan.

For more information, see also the related name Sherrerd.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Sheridan.


Sheridan is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1572 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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