"bright forest"

Sherwood Origin and Meaning

The name Sherwood is a boy's name of English origin meaning "bright forest".

Unfashionable surname, best left in the forest with Robin Hood and his Merry Men.

# 999 in the US

Sherwood Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Sherwood

  • Sherwood AndersonAmerican novelist
  • Sherwood Louis "Sherry" BoehlertU.S. Congressman from New York
  • Sherwood Charles SchwartzAmerican TV writer and producer
  • Sherwood StewartAmerican tennis player
  • Sherwood Smithfemale American novelist
  • Frank Sherwood RowlandAmerican chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize

Sherwood in Pop Culture

  • Sherwood Forestsetting of the Robin Hood legends
  • Marge Sherwoodcharacter in "The Talented Mr. Ripley"
  • SherwoodOhio, town where the movie "Heathers" is set
  • Sherwood Beddingmattress company