sharon fruit


[shuh-rohn for 1; shar-uhn for 2–5]
Sharon (שָׁרוֹן, Standard Hebrew Sharon, Tiberian Hebrew Šārôn, Spanish Sharòn, Portuguese Sharão) can be a female or male name which can be spelled with one "r" or two (Sharron). It also refers to several places in the world.

From an Old Testament place name meaning "forest" in Hebrew, referring to a fertile plain near the coast of Israel. This is also the name of a type of flowering shrub, the rose of Sharon. Various nicknames of Sharon include Sharai, Sharona, Sharonald, Sharry, Sherri, Sherrie, Sherye, Shazz, Shazzy and Shazza.


As a family name


Places in the United States of America

Fictional characters


  • The SS Sharon, a nineteenth century whaling ship, which -- upon its final journey -- underwent a series of desertions, mutinies, murder and mendacity during the course of its three year voyage. The strange story of the SS Sharon is detailed in In the Wake of Madness, by historian Joan Druett

  • The Rose of Sharon, a flower of uncertain identity mentioned in English language translations of the Bible
  • Sharon fruit, a name for one type of persimmon
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