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Girl Name: Sheridan

Name: Sheridan
Pronunciation: \sh(e)-ri-dan\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Sheridan's also a boy name)
Meaning: seeker
Origin: Gaelic
Related Names: Sherrerd
Variant forms: Sheredon, Sheridan, Sheridawn, Sheriden, Sheridon, Sherridan, Sherriden, Sherrydan
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 3196
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1572


Sheridan \sh(e)-ri-dan\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Sheridan), is pronounced SHARE-a-den. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Sheridan is "seeker". The Sher- prefix makes the name suitable for girls.

Sheridan has 8 variant forms: Sheredon, Sheridan, Sheridawn, Sheriden, Sheridon, Sherridan, Sherriden and Sherrydan.

For more information, see also the related name Sherrerd.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Sheridan.


Sheridan is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3196 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1572 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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