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Gender: Male Meaning of Sherwood: "bright forest" Origin of Sherwood: English

The name Sherwood is a boy's name of English origin meaning "bright forest". Sherwood and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Hope and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Sherwood

Sherwood Anderson, American novelist
Sherwood Louis "Sherry" Boehlert, U.S. Congressman from New York
Sherwood Charles Schwartz, American TV writer and producer
Sherwood Stewart, American tennis player
Sherwood Smith, female American novelist
Frank Sherwood Rowland, American chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize

Pop Culture References for the name Sherwood

Sherwood Forest, setting of the Robin Hood legends
Marge Sherwood, character in "The Talented Mr. Ripley"
Sherwood, Ohio, town where the movie "Heathers" is set
Sherwood Bedding, mattress company

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