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What does Cherry mean?

Cherry Pronunciation of Cherry [cher-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).

Associated with: 19th century, rose (flower), old, surname, modern.

Variations

Cherry has 13 variants: Cher, Chere, Cheree, Cherey, Cheri, Cherida, Cherise, Cherita, Cherrey, Cherri, Cherrie, Chery and Cheryth.

Related girl names: Cerise and Cheryl.

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. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Cherry appearing in the Top 2000 are Charity (#1218 a year ago), Cheryl, Sheree, Sherie, Sherry, Cherrie, Sheri, Cherise, Chere, Cher, Cheree, Cheri, Charis, Cherie and Cherri. Usage of these relations of Cherry was common among parents in the 1950s (median #1007) and has become significantly less since (#1951, 100% less usage), with versions such as Sheree becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cherry, Charis, Charity, Cher, Chere in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cheree, Cheri, Cherie, Cherise, Cherri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cherrie, Cheryl, Sheree, Sheri, Sherie, Sherry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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