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Meaning and name origin

Cherish \ch(e)-ri-sh\ as a girl's 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".


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

For more information, see also the related girl name Cher.


Cherish is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2575 out of 4276, Top 60%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cherish for girls. Cherish reached its highest rank of #640 in the U.S. in 2007 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cherish name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Cerisa, Cerise, Charis, Charisa, Charise, Cheresa, Cherese, Cherice, Cheriese, Cherisa, Cherise, Cherisse, Cherith, Cherrise, Cheryse, Chris and Chrisy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cherish.