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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 girl names Cerise and Cheryl.


Popularity

Cherry is a very popular first name for females (#922 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#780 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cherry for girls (2015 statistics).


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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cherry and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charity, Cheri, Cherie, Cherise, Cherri, Cherry and Cheryl. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Charity, Cheri, Cherie, Cherise, Cherri, Cherry, Cheryl in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charity, Cheryl outside U.S.


Similar Names

Cherry is also pronounced similarly to Cheray, Cherree, Cherye, Sheray, Sherey, Sherrey, Sherri, Sherry and Shery. Other suggested similar baby names are Carry, Cherryl, Cierra and Corry. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cherry.

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