Does anyone know the meaning for the name sherida?

I am seeing a lot of posts for the meaning of the name Sheridan but I would like to know if there is a different meaning for the girl name, Sherida.
pepperplums
Asked Oct 07, 2013
Sherida is the name of a Mesopotamian goddess of light, fertility and sexual love. She was the consort of Utu (Akkadian Shamash) god of the Sun who rode his chariot across the sky each day and travelled through the underworld each night, much as Ra and Surya did in Egyptian and Hindu mythology respectively. Their children are the goddess Kittu (Truth) and the god Misharu (Justice). Taken from Holland, G S (2009) Gods in the Desert: Religions of the Ancient Near East, Plymouth: Rowman & Littlefields Publishers Inc.
Beathas
Answered Jan 02, 2014
Šherida is one of the oldest Mesopotamian gods,[1] attested in inscriptions from pre-Sargonic times,[1] her name (as "Aya") was a popular personal name during the Ur III period (21st-20th century BCE), making her among the oldest Semitic deities known in the region.[2]:173 As the Sumerian pantheon formalized, Utu became the primary sun god,[2]:173 and Šherida was syncretized into a subordinate role as an aspect of the sun alongside other less powerful solar deities (c.f. Ninurta) and took on the role of Utu's consort.
When the Semitic Akkadians moved into Mesopotamia, their pantheon became syncretized to the Sumerian. Inanna to Ishtar, Nanna to Sin, Utu to Shamash, etc. The minor Mesopotamian sun goddess Aya became syncretized into Šherida during this process. The goddess Aya in this aspect appears to have had wide currency among Semitic peoples, as she is mentioned in god-lists in Ugarit and shows up in personal names in the Bible (Gen 36:24, Sam 3:7, 1 Chr 7:28).[1]
In myth[edit]

Aya is Akkadian for "dawn",[3] and by the Akkadian period she was firmly associated with the rising sun and with sexual love[2]:173 and youth.[1] The Babylonians sometimes referred to her as kallatu (the bride), and as such she was known as the wife of Shamash. In fact, she was worshiped as part of a separate-but-attached cult in Shamash's e-babbar temples in Larsa and Sippar.
By the Neo-Babylonian period at the latest (and possibly much earlier), Shamash and Aya were associated with a practice known as Hasadu, which is loosely translated as a "sacred marriage." A room would be set aside with a bed, and on certain occasions the temple statues of Shamash and Aya would be brought together and laid on the bed to ceremonially renew their vows. This ceremony was also practiced by the cults of Marduk with Sarpanitum, Nabu with Tashmetum, and Anu with Antu.[2]:157
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imawalrus
imawalrus
Answered Jan 02, 2014
There's a name which is Sheridan. It's a unisex name. (I'm embarrassed now. My answer is far shorter than the others). :3
Libsta01
Answered May 04, 2014

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