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". 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.
There is 1 masculine form of Cheryl: Sherill.
Cheryl is a very popular first name for females (#59 out of 4276, Top 1%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Cheryl for girls. Cheryl reached its highest rank of #19 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Cheryl and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charlotte (#10), Sherrill, Sherry, Sherryl, Meryl, Sheryl, Cheryl, Carol, Cherie, Cherry, Beryl and Cheryle. (2014 statistics).