Sherlock Origin and Meaning

The name Sherlock is a boy's name of English origin meaning "fair-haired".

If ever there was a one-person name, it's probably Sherlock. But Sherlock Holmes the character has arguably never been hotter: he's been played by Robert Downey Jr., Ian McKellen, Jonny Lee Miller and, most memorably, Benedict Cumberbatch, in various film and TV adaptations over the last few years. So you never know.

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  • Sherlock Holmesfictional detective genius created by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "Sherlock (Clue + Note)" song by Korean boy band SHINee
  • Sherlock HemlockMuppet detective on TV's "Sesame Street"
  • Sherlockmagician in Piers Anthony's Xanth series
  • Sherlocka file and web search tool created by Apple Inc. for Mac OS