English occupational name
"shearer of woolen cloth"

Sherman Origin and Meaning

The name Sherman is a boy's name of English origin meaning "shearer of woolen cloth".

Not quite as over-the-hill as Herman, but not far behind either.

# 895 in the US

Sherman Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Sherman

  • Sherman AlexieAmerican fiction writer
  • Sherman Alexander HemsleyAmerican actor
  • Sherman AdamsChief of Staff for U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Governor of New Hampshire
  • Sherman AugustusAmerican actor and football player
  • Sherman BoothAmerican abolitionist
  • Sherman DillardAmerican basketball player and coach
  • Sherman DouglasAmerican basketball player
  • Sherman EdwardsAmerican composer
  • Sherman FairchildAmerican entrepreneur
  • Sherman HowardAmerican actor
  • Sherman McMasterAmerican outlaw,turned,lawman
  • Sherman MintonU.S. Supreme Court justice and senator from Indiana
  • Robert B. and Richard M. ShermanAmerican songwriting team
  • William Tecumseh ShermanAmerican Civil War General
  • Bobby ShermanAmerican pop singer

Sherman in Pop Culture

  • Sherman Klumpmain character in movie 'The Nutty Professor"
  • Shermanboy on animated series "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" and film "Peabody and Sherman"
  • "Sherman's Lagoon" newspaper comic strip about the title shark
  • Sherman McCoymain character in Tom Wolfe's "The Bonfire of the Vanities"
  • Sherman Schradercharacter from movie "Accepted"
  • Sherman "Preacher" Dudleycharacter in movie "Deep Blue Sea"
  • Sherman Tortoisecharacter in comic strip "The Dandy"
  • Sherman Bagleycharacter in "Sims" series
  • Colonel Sherman T. Pottercharacter on the TV series "M*A*S*H"
  • Tommy Shermancharacter on animated series "Daria"