Meaning and Name Origin
Cheri \ch(e)-ri\ as a girls' name. Cheri means "dear, darling; cherry fruit". Cheri is a derivative of Cher (French). Cheri is also a derivative of Cherie (French). Cheri is also used as a variation of Cherry (Middle English, Old French).
Cheri▼ has 26 more different forms via Cher, Cherie, Cherry: Chere, Chereen, Chereena, Cherell, Cherelle, Cherena, Cherice, Cherida, Cherina, Cherise, Cherish, Cherita, Cherrelle, Cheryl▼, Cherylee, Cherylie, Cheryth, Scherie, Sher, Shereen, Shereena, Sherelle, Sherice, Sherrelle, Sherrill▼ and Sheryll.
Cheri is a very popular first name for females (#518 out of 4276, Top 12%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Cheri for girls. Cheri was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #247 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Cheri and affiliated names. Cherish (#804 the previous year), Sherie, Sheri, Sherrill, Sherry, Sheree, Cherry, Cherie, Cherise, Cherri and Cheryl are the prominent related forms of Cheri listed in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1950-1959 and are now much less popular, with versions such as Sheri, Sherrill, Sherry, Sheree and Cheryl falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Cheri▼ is pronounced similarly to Chara, Chari, Charie, Cheray, Shari▼, Shera, Sherai, Sherri▼ and Shiri. Other suggested similar baby names are Caera, Cari▼, Carri, Cera, Ceri, Ceria, Char, Charo, Cherit, Ciera▼, Cieria, Ciri, Cori▼ and Corri. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cheri.