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Gender: M Meaning of Sherlock: "fair-haired" Origin of Sherlock: English

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 Holmes, detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle; full name William Sherlock Scott Holmes according to TV's "Sherlock"
"Sherlock (Clue + Note)," song by Korean boy band SHINee
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Sherlock, magician in Piers Anthony's Xanth series
Sherlock, a file and web search tool created by Apple Inc. for Mac OS