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Cherry meaning and name origin
Cherry \ch(er)-ry\ as a girl's name is pronounced CHARE-ee. It is of Middle English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Cherry is "cherry fruit". 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 13 variant forms: Cher, Chere, Cheree, Cherey, Cheri, Cherida, Cherise, Cherita, Cherrey, Cherri, Cherrie, Chery and Cheryth.
For more information, see also related names Cerise and Cheryl. Baby names that sound like Cherry are Cherri, Cherrey and Cheray.
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Popularity of Cherry
Cherry is a very popular first name for women (#922 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#780 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Cherry compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Cherry only.