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Boy Name: Sherwood

Name: Sherwood
Pronunciation: \sh(er)-wood\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: luminous wood
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Sherrod, Cheroot
Variant forms: Sherwoode, Shurwood
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1092
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1794


Sherwood \sh(er)-wood\ as a boy's name is pronounced SHER-wood. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sherwood is "luminous wood". Place name: Sherwood forest that was home to the legendary hero Robin Hood and his men. Playwright Robert Sherwood; author Sherwood Anderson.

Sherwood has 2 variant forms: Sherwoode and Shurwood.

Baby names that sound like Sherwood are Sherrod and Cheroot.


Sherwood is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1092 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1794 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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