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What does Cherlyn mean?

Cherlyn Pronunciation of Cherlyn [cher-lyn] as a girls' name is an Old German name, and Cherlyn means "free man; cherry fruit; green gemstone". Cherlyn is an alternate spelling of Carol (Old German): originally a male name. Cherlyn is also a derivative of Charlotte (Old German). Cherlyn is also used as a derivative of Cheryl (French, Greek).

Associated with: cherry (tree), green.


Cherlyn has 10 variants: Charlaine, Charleen, Charlene, Charline, Charlyne, Cherlyne, Sharlaine, Sharleen, Sharlene and Sharline.

37 more related forms via Carol, Charlotte, Cheryl: Carlin, Carly, Carlyn, Carlyne, Carlynn, Carolyn, Carrolyn, Charla, Charle, Charlena, Charlet, Charlie, Charlot, Charly, Charty, Charyl, Cherell, Cherelle, Cheriann, Cherie, Cherilee, Cherilyn, Cherilynn, Cherryl, Cherylann, Cheryle, Cherylee, Cheryline, Cherylinn, Cheryll, Cherylle, Cherylyn, Cherylynn, Sherry, Sherryl, Sherye and Sheryl.

Creative forms:
(female) Chelyn, Cheslyn, ..

(male) Cherlan, Cherlynt, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cherlyn Briar (C.B.), ..

How popular is Cherlyn?

Cherlyn is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3903 out of 4276, Top 91%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Cherlyn was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #1408 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Cherlyn are Charlotte (#9 last year), Charlie (#207), Carly (#389), Carolyn (#752), Charlene (#1532), Carol (#1768), Cheryle, Cherylann, Cheryl, Cheryll, Sharlene, Sherryl, Sherry, Cherryl, Sheryl, Sharleen, Cherelle, Charleen, Charla, Carlyn, Charline, Charly, Cherilyn, Cherie and Charlyne. Adoption of these relations of Cherlyn was at its highest 8 decades ago (usage of 6.07%) and has become much less since (usage 0.92%, down 84.8%), with versions such as Cherie falling out of fashion. Charlotte is more familiar than the rest, though Charlie has become trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cherlyn, Carly, Carlyn, Carol, Carolyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charla, Charleen, Charlene, Charlie, Charline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charlotte, Charly, Charlyne, Cherelle, Cherie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cherilyn, Cherryl, Cheryl, Cherylann, Cheryle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cheryll, Sharleen, Sharlene, Sherry, Sherryl, Sheryl in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carly, Charlie, Charlotte outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cherlyn is alike in pronunciation to Charlayne, Charlien, Charlyn, Charlynn, Sharlan, Sharlyn, Sharlyne, Sherlene, Sherlynn and Shirlyn. Other suggested similar names are Caelyn, Caralyn, Carilyn, Carlan, Carlen, Carlyna, Charalin (see Cherilyn), Charalyn, Charelin (see Cherilyn), Charelyn, Charelynn (see Cherilyn), Charilyn, Charilynn (see Cherilyn), Charlina, Charmyn, Cheralin (see Cherilyn), Cheralyn, Cheralynne, Cheray, Chereen, Cherey, Cherilin, Cherilynne (see Cherilyn), Cheron, Cherralyn (see Cherilyn), Cherrilin (see Cherilyn), Cherrilyn, Cherry, Cherrylin (see Cherilyn), Cherrylyn, Chery, Cherye, Cherylin, Cheryllyn, Coralyn, Merlyn, Sheralyn, Sherilyn, Sherryn, Sherylyn and Sheryn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Cherlyn.

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