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Cheryl meaning and name origin
Cheryl \ch(er)-yl\ as a girl's name is pronounced CHARE-el, SHARE-el. It is of French and Greek origin, and the meaning of Cheryl is "cherry fruit; green gemstone". Not found before the 1920s. Blend of Cherry with Beryl. Also influenced by Cherie, meaning "dear". Cherilyn is a further variant based on Marilyn. Pop musician Sheryl Crow; actress Cheryl Ladd.Cheryl has 50 variant forms: Charell, Charelle, Charil, Charyl, Cherell, Cherelle, Cheriann, Cherianne, Cherie, Cherilee, Cherilyn, Cherilynn, Cherlyn, Cherlyne, Cherrell, Cherrellee, Cherrill, Cherryl, Cherylann, Cheryle, Cherylee, Cheryline, Cherylinn, Cheryll, Cherylle, Cherylyn, Cherylynn, Chyril, Chyrill, Sharell, Sharil, Sharrell, Sharyl, Sharyll, Sherai, Sherell, Sherrell, Sherianne, Sheril, Sherill, Sherril, Sherrill, Sherryl, Sheryell, Sheryl, Sheryle, Sheryll, Shiral, Shyril and Shyrill.
For more information, see also related names Cher, Cherida, Meryl, Sherry, Teryl, Carol and Charlotte. Baby names that sound like Cheryl are Cherylie, Charla, Charly, Charli, Sharel, Charle, Charill, Charela, Shirl and Sherli.
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Popularity of Cheryl
Cheryl is a very popular first name for women (#59 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Cheryl compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Cheryl only.