Its source is a Hebrew expression meaning "A fertile plain."
The name Sharilyn ranked 3681st in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
In the Jewish scriptures a passage in The Song of Solomon compares the writer's loved one to the ''Rose of Sharon.'' Sharon was the name of a plain in Palestine between Jaffa and Mount Carmel.