Meaning and Name Origin
Cherish \ch(e)-ri-sh\ 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".
For more information, see also the related girl name Cher.
Cherish has 1 more alternative form via Cheryth: Cherith.
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. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Cherish for girls. Cherish was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #640 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is currently at #804. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Suggested similar baby names are Cerisa, Cerise, Charis, Charisa, Charise, Cheresa, Cherese, Cherice, Cheriese, Cherisa, Cherise, Cherisse, Cherrise, Cheryse, Chris and Chrisy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cherish.