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Boy Name: Sherman

Name: Sherman
Pronunciation: \sh(er)-man\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: shear man
Origin: English
Variant forms: Scherman, Schermann, Shearman, Shermann, Shermon
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 393
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 420


Sherman \sh(er)-man\ as a boy's name is pronounced SHER-man. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sherman is "shear man". Occupational name for a person who trimmed wool cloth. Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman.

Sherman has 5 variant forms: Scherman, Schermann, Shearman, Shermann and Shermon.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Sherman.


Sherman is a very popular first name for men (#393 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#420 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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