What does Cherry mean?
Cherry \ch(er)-ry\ as a girls' 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 38 more different forms via Charity, Cherie, Chery: Chairity, Charee, Charidy, Chariety, Charis, Charita, Charitey, Chariti, Charitye, Chariza, Charty, Chereen, Chereena, Cherell, Cherelle, Cherena, Cherina, Cherit, Cherree, Cherrelle, Cherye, Cheryl▼, Cheyrie, Scherie, Sharay, Sharity, Shary, Sheree▼, Shereen, Sherey, Sheri▼, Sheria, Sherie, Sherrill▼, Sherry▼, Shery, Shiree and Shuree.
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Cherry for girls. Cherry reached its peak position of #536 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular related forms of Cherry appearing in the Top 1000 are Sheri, Sheree, Sherie, Sherrill, Sherry, Cheryl, Cheri, Cherie, Cherise, Cherri and Charity. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4518%) and has become significantly less since, with versions such as Charity, Cheri, Cherie, Cherry and Cheryl becoming somewhat dated. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Cherry and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Cherry▼ is alike in pronunciation to Cheray, Sheray, Sherrey and Sherri▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Carry, Cherryl, Cierra▼ and Corry. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cherry.