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pinWhat does Cheryl mean?

Cheryl /che-ryl/ as a girls' 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 variants: 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, Sherianne, Sheril, Sherill, Sherrell, Sherril, Sherrill, Sherryl, Sheryell, Sheryl, Sheryle, Sheryll, Shiral, Shyril and Shyrill.

Affiliated girl names: Cher, Cherida, Meryl, Sherry, Teryl, Carol and Charlotte.

Cheryl has 29 more related forms via Beryl, Cherie, Cherry, Sheryl: Beril, Beryle, Beryn, Charee, Cher, Cheralin, Cheralyn, Chere, Cheree, Chereen, Cherena, Cherey, Cheri, Cherida, Cherina, Cherise, Cherita, Cherree, Cherrey, Cherri, Cherrie, Chery, Cheryth, Cheyrie, Shary, Sheree, Sheria, Sherry and Shery.

Cheryl has 1 masculine form: Sherill.

Kreatif forms: Cherylca, Cherylro. [more]

pinHow popular is Cheryl?

Cheryl is a very popular first name for women (#59 out of 4276, Top 1%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Presented below is the birth name history of Cheryl for girls. Cheryl was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #19 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cheryl name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Cheryl and affiliated names. Charlotte (#10 a year ago), Sheree, Meryl, Sherrill, Sherryl, Sheryl, Cheryle, Sherry, Cherry, Cheri, Carol, Cherie, Cherise, Beryl and Cherri are the prominent alternative forms of Cheryl listed in the Top 1000. Other forms, like Charee, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Cheryl was common among parents 6 decades ago (average #499) and has become much less since (#938, 87.6%), with versions such as Sheryl becoming somewhat outmoded. Charlotte is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list, with this name enjoying a rebound in popularity.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cheryl, Beryl, Carol, Charlotte, Cheri in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cherie, Cherise, Cherri, Cherry, Cheryle in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Meryl, Sheree, Sherrill, Sherry, Sherryl, Sheryl in U.S.

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

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Cheryl is alike in pronunciation to Charill and Sharel. Other recommended similar baby names are Averyl, Carel, Carrol, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Cecyl, Cerys, Charela, Charla, Charle, Charli, Charly, Chel, Chell, Cheray, Cherit, Cheron, Cheryce, Cherye, Cherylie, Cherylin, Cheryse, Cherysh, Coral, Keryl, Sherye and Sheryn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cheryl.