What does Cher mean?
Cher \cher\ as a girls' name is pronounced sher. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Cher is "dear". Short form of Cheryl used as an independent name, due to the fame of singer/actress Cher, whose real name was Cherilyn. Also nickname for Cherie and Cherry. Cher is also the name of the heroine of the movie and TV series "Clueless".
Cher has 22 variants: Chere, Cheree, Cherey, Cheri▼, Cherice, Cherie▼, Cherise, Cherish, Cherrie, Cherry▼, Chery, Cherye, Cherylee, Cherylie, Sher, Sherelle, Sherey, Sheri▼, Sherice, Sherie, Sherry▼ and Sheryll.
Cher has 27 more alternative forms via Cherie, Cherilyn, Cherry, Cheryl: Charee, Charil, Charyl, Chereen, Cherell, Cherena, Cherida, Cherina, Cherita, Cherlyn, Cherree, Cherrey, Cherri, Cherryl, Cheryl▼, Cheryle▼, Cheryll, Cheryth, Cheyrie, Chyril, Shary, Sherai, Sheree▼, Sheria, Sheril, Shery and Sheryl▼.
Cher is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3140 out of 4276, Top 73%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Cher and associated names. Popular related forms of Cher (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Cheri, Cherie, Cherise, Cherish (#804 a year ago), Cherri, Cherry, Cheryl, Cheryle, Sheree, Sheri, Sherie, Sherry and Sheryl. This girl name reached the peak of its popularity during 1950-1959 and is now much less widespread, with versions like Cheryle, Sheree, Sheri, Sherry and Sheryl becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Cher is pronounced similarly to Char. Other recommended similar baby names are Caera, Cera, Ceri, Chara, Chari, Charo, Chel, Cheray, Ciera▼, Cor and Cree. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cher.