Sharif name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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What does the name Sharif mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sharif

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  1. According to a user from France, the name Sharif is of Arabic origin and means "Honorable or honest".
  2. According to a user from Canada, the name Sharif is of Arabic origin and means "Honest, trust, respectable, honourable, venerable, reverend, worshipful, honourable,".
  3. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Sharif means "Honorable One" and is of Arabic origin.
  4. A user from California, U.S. says the name Sharif is of Arabic origin and means "Everything".
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From Arabic شَرِيف‎ (šarīf).

  1. A traditional Arab tribal title given to those who serve as the protector of the tribe and all tribal assets.

Notable Persons Named Sharif

Notable Persons Named Sharif

Sharif Atkins

Sharif Atkins is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Sharif was born on January 29th, 1975 in Pittsburgh.

Sharif Sheikh Ahmed

Sharif Sheikh Ahmed is a 7th President of Somalia. Sharif was born on July 25th, 1964 in Mahaday.

Sharif Sharifov

Sharif was born on November 11th, 1988.

Reef The Lost Cauze

Reef The Lost Cauze is a hip hop music musician. His ongoing career started in 1998. Reef was given the name Sharif Talib Lacey on December 30th, 1981. Reef is also known as Sharif, Reef, and Lost Cauze.

Sharif El-Gamal

Sharif El-Gamal is a real estate developer and real estate development. Sharif was born on December 23rd, 1973 in Brooklyn.

Sharif Mukhammad

Sharif Mukhammad is a soccer player for the FC Anzhi Makhachkala, FC Anzhi-2 Makhachkala, and Afghanistan national football team. Sharif was born on March 21st, 1990 in Makhachkala. Sharif is also known as Шариф Хамаюни Мухаммад (Russian).


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sharif

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sharif

Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif is a Leader of the Pakistan Muslim League (N), 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan, Leader of the Opposition, Chief Minister of Punjab, Leader of thePakistan Muslim League (N), Leader of the Opposition (Pakistan), and List of Chief Ministers of Punjab (Pakistan. Nawaz was born on December 25th, 1949 in Lahore.

Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif was an actor. He was most active from 1954 to 2015. Omar was given the name Michel Dimitri Chalhoub on April 10th, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt. Omar is also known as Omar el-Sherief and Omar Cherif. He left this life on July 10th, 2015.

Raheel Sharif

Raheel Sharif is an Inspector General Training, Evaluation at the General Headquarters, and 15th Chief of Army Staff. Raheel was born on June 16th, 1956 in Quetta.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif

Maryam Nawaz Sharif is a politician. Maryam was born on October 28th, 1973 in Lahore.

Tehmina Durrani Sharif

Tehmina was born as the child of Shahkur Ullah Durrani on February 18th, 1953.

Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif

Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif is a Nawaz Government. Kalsoom was given the name Kalsoom Butt in 1950 in Lahore.

  • Moulay Ismail ibn Sharif
  • Shehbaz Sharif
  • Muhammad Hamza Shahbaz Sharif
    National Assembly of Pakistan
  • Rana Shabbir Sharif
  • Hassan Sharif
  • Muhammad Sharif
    Prime Minister of Egypt
  • Mohammad Sharif
  • Ibrahim Sharif
    General Secretary of National Democratic Action Society
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sharif U.S.
  White 25.52% 64.26%
  African American 39.16% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 25.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 6.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sharif

People with the last name Sharif are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Sharif

  • How Popular is the name Sharif? Sharif is the 5,923rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Sharif was the 8,493rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sharif have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,590 babies born with the first name Sharif in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sharif to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sharif? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1963 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sharif first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sharif is Sunday, August 3rd, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Sharif born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sharif was in 1980 with a total of 82 babies.
  • Random Sharif Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sharif is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Sharif: The name spelled backwards is Firahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Fiahrs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sharif? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,879 people with the last name Sharif.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sharif? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Sharif as their last name.
  • Sharif name meaning

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