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From a biblical place name. The derivation is from the phrase ‘I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys’ (Song of Solomon 2:1). The plant name ‘rose of Sharon’ is used for a shrub of the genus Hypericum, with yellow flowers, and for a species of hibiscus, with purple flowers. Sharon is recorded in the United States from the 18th century, as a name of both boys and girls. Since the 20th century, however, it has been used predominantly if not exclusively for girls.
56th in the U.S.

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Millions
of people in the U.S have this name
1,036,573
to be exact
West Virginia
has the most people named Sharon per capita
1943
marked the height of its popularity
99.93%
0.07%
58%
55+
38%
30-54
2%
13-29
1%
0-12

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