• noun the female equivalent of a Kevin or Wayne. The name is used to designate a supposedly typical (and by implication uncultured) working-class young woman. These generic epithets were coined in the 1970s for the purpose of social stereotyping. (In 1965 Sharon was the tenth most popular Christian name for new-born girls in Britain.) A quintessential ‘common’ female, invariably with a cockney estuary English accent, typified by white trainers, loud clothing and much gold jewellery.