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Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

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Boy Name: Sherlock

Name: Sherlock
Pronunciation: \sh(e)-rlo-ck, sher-lock\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: bright hair
Origin: English
Variant forms: Sherlocke, Shurlock
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 7299

Description

Sherlock \sh(e)-rlo-ck, sher-lock\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sherlock is "bright hair". Literary: made famous by Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock has 2 variant forms: Sherlocke and Shurlock.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Sherlock.

Popularity

Sherlock is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#7299 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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