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 is a very popular first name for females (#922 out of 4276, Top 22%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#780 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cherry for girls. Cherry reached its highest rank of #536 in the U.S. in 1940-1949 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cherry and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cherry, Cheryl, Cherri, Cherise, Cheri, Cherie and Charity. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
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.