What does Cherry mean?
19th-century coinage probably from the fruit-bearing tree of the rose family (Middle English "cherie", from Old French "cherise"). Sometimes also derived as a transferred use of the surname made famous by naturalist and photographer Cherry Kearton. Also a pet form of Charity, as used by Charles Dickens in "Martin Chuzzlewit" (1844), or variant of Chery. Modern use may sometimes be an anglicization of the French Chérie (see Cherie).
Cherry▼ has 22 more different relations via Charity, Cherie, Chery: Charee, Charidy, Charis, Charty, Chereen, Cherell, Cherena, Cherina, Cherit, Cherree, Cherye, Cheryl▼, Cheyrie, Sharay, Shary, Sheree▼, Sherey, Sheri▼, Sheria, Sherie, Sherry▼ and Shery.Kreatif forms:
(female) Cherra, Cherre, ..
(male) Cherce, Cherryce, ..
How popular is Cherry?
Cherry is a very prominent first name for females (#922 out of 4276, Top 22%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#922 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name history of Cherry for girls. Cherry reached its peak position of #516 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Popular related forms of Cherry appearing in the Top 2000 are Charity (#1057 a year ago), Charis (#1926), Cheryl, Sheree, Sheri, Sherry, Sherie, Cherrie, Cherise, Chere, Cher, Cheree, Cheri, Cherie and Cherri. Usage of these relations of Cherry was common among parents in the 1950s (median #1007) and has become significantly less since (#1936, 99% less usage), with versions such as Sheree becoming somewhat dated.
Cherry▼ is alike in pronunciation to Chara, Chari, Charie, Cheeara, Cheray, Sheera, Shera, Sheraa, Sherae, Sherah, Sherai, Sheray, Sheraya, Sherree, Sherrey, Sherri▼, Sherrie▼ and Sherye. Other suggested similar names are Berry, Caera, Carey▼, Carrey, Carri, Carry, Cary, Ceara, Cearra, Ceira, Cera, Cerea, Ceri, Ceria, Cerria, Char, Charly, Charo, Chelcy, Chelsy, Chenay, Cherlyn, Cheron, Cherryl, Chessy, Chiara, Chiarra, Choire, Ciarra, Cieara, Ciearra, Ciera▼, Cieria, Cierra▼, Cierrah, Clarry, Corey▼, Correy, Corri, Corry, Cory, Derry, Gerry▼, Jerry▼, Kerry▼, Merry▼, Perry, Sherryl, Sherryn and Terry▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cherry.