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What does Cherish mean?

Cherish Pronunciation of Cherish [cher-ish] as a girls' name is of English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Cherish is "to treasure and care for; dear". Modern coinage based on Cheryth and the word "cherish" from Old French "cherir", a derivative of "cher".

Associated with: modern, old.


Cherish has 6 variants: Charish, Charisha, Cheerish, Cherishe, Cherrish and Cherysh.

Affiliated girl name: Cher.

1 more alternative form via Cheryth: Cherith.

Creative forms:
(female) Ceiish, Cheris, ..

(male) Cherse, Cherst, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cherish Heather (C.H.), ..

How popular is Cherish?

Cherish is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2575 out of 4276, Top 60%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cherish was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #640 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is currently at #943. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cherish name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cherish outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Cher is the only other popular varying form of Cherish (#943 via latest list). These relations of Cherish were popular with parents in the year 2007 (adoption of 0.02%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.01%, 37%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cherish, Cher in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cherish and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Caris, Carisa, Carrisa, Ceres, Cerese, Cerice, Cerisa, Cerise, Cerissa, Cerisse, Cerys, Charesa, Charese, Charice, Charis, Charisa, Charise, Charissa, Charisse, Chariza, Chelisa, Chelise, Cherece, Chereese, Cheresa, Cherese, Cheresse, Cheri, Cherice, Cherida, Cherie, Cheriese, Cherina, Cherisa, Cherise, Cherisse, Cherit, Cherita, Cherrice, Cherrise, Cheryce, Cheryse, Chris, Chrisie, Chrissa, Chrissy, Chrisy, Corisa, Cris, Sherisa and Sherise. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cherish.

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