Meaning and name origin
Cheri \ch(e)-ri\ as a girl's name is of French, Middle English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Cheri is "dear, darling; cherry fruit". Cheri is a variant of Cher (French): short form of Cheryl used as an independent name, due to the fame of singer/actress Cher, whose real name was Cherilyn. Also a variant of Cherie (French): modern coinage from the French word "chérie". Cheri is also used as a variant of Cherry (Middle English, Old French).
Cheri is a very popular first name for females (#518 out of 4276, Top 12%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cheri for girls. Cheri reached its highest rank of #247 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cheri and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Sheri, Sherie, Sherry, Sheree, Cherry, Cherie, Cherri and Cheri. (2014 statistics).
Cheri▼ is also 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, Chere, Cherit, Ciera▼, Cieria, Ciri, Cori▼ and Corri. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cheri.