Sherif name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Sherif

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Egypt, the name Sherif is of Arabic origin and means "Honorable".
  2. A submission from Maldives says the name Sherif means "Sharif means honorable . Derived from the word sharaf which means honor" and is of Arabic origin.
  3. A submission from Canada says the name Sherif means "Honour".
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International Interest
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  1. Alternative form of shereef

sherif was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons Named Sherif

Notable Persons Named Sherif

Sherif Ismail

Sherif Ismail is a Prime Minister of Egypt, Minister of Petroleum, and Ministry of Petroleum (Egypt). Sherif was born on July 6th, 1955.

Sherif Ekramy

Sherif Ekramy is a soccer player for the Al Ahly SC, Feyenoord, MKE Ankaragücü, El Gouna FC, Egypt national under-20 football team, and Egypt national football team. Sherif was born on July 10th, 1983 in Cairo.

Sherif Fayed

Sherif Fayed is an athlete for the Wadi Degla SC, Lierse S.K., Egypt national under-17 football team, and Egypt national under-20 football team. Sherif was born on March 31st, 1992.

Sherif Abdel-Fadil

Sherif Abdel-Fadil is a soccer player for the Ismaily SC, Al Ahly SC, and Egypt national football team. Sherif was born on July 2nd, 1983 in Ismailia.

Sherif Arafa

Sherif was born in 1960.

Sherif Sabri Pasha

Sherif was born in 1895.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sherif

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sherif

Muzafer Sherif

Muzafer Sherif was a scientist in the field of psychology. Muzafer was born on July 29th, 1906 in Ödemiş. He died on October 16th, 1988.

Carolyn Wood Sherif

Carolyn Wood Sherif was a scientist in the field of social psychology. Carolyn was born on June 26th, 1922 in Loogootee, Indiana. She left this life on July 23rd, 1982.

Nahed Sherif

She was most active from 1958 to 1980. Nahed was given the name Samiha Zaki El-Nial on January 1st, 1942 in Alexandria. She left this life on April 7th, 1981.

Safwat El Sherif

Safwat was born on December 13th, 1933 in Cairo.

Ali Pasha Sherif

Ali was born in 1834. He died on February 26th, 1897.

Mayar Sherif

Mayar was born on May 5th, 1996 in Cairo, Egypt.

  • Mohammed Mulibah Sherif

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sherif U.S.
  White 46.15% 64.26%
  African American 44.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sherif

People with the last name Sherif are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Sherif

  • How Popular is the name Sherif? Sherif is the 19,184th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sherif was the 37,955th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sherif have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 400 babies born with the first name Sherif in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sherif to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sherif? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Sherif first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sherif is Monday, October 15th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Sherif born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sherif was in 1990 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Sherif Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sherif is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1981.
  • Weird things about the name Sherif: The name spelled backwards is Firehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Frehsi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sherif? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 585 people with the last name Sherif.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sherif? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sherif as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Sherif name meaning

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