Meaning and Name Origin
Cheryl \ch(er)-yl\ 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.
Cheryl▼ has 43 more related forms via Beryl, Cherie, Cherry, Sheryl: Beril, Berri, Berry, Beryle, Berylla, Beryn, Charee, Cher, Cheralin, Cheralyn, Chere, Cheree, Chereen, Chereena, Cherena, Cherey, Cheri▼, Cherida, Cherina, Cherise, Cherita, Cherree, Cherrelle, Cherrey, Cherri, Cherrie, Chery, Cheryth, Cheyrie, Scherie, Sharay, Shary, Sheralin, Sheralyn, Sheree▼, Shereen, Sherelle, Sheria, Sherilyn, Sherry▼, Shery, Shiree and Shuree.
Cheryl has 1 masculine form: Sherill.
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. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Cheryl for girls. Cheryl was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #19 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity 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. Usage of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1950-1959 and has become much less since, with versions such as Sherrill, Sheree, Sherry, Sherryl and Sheryl becoming somewhat outmoded. Charlotte (#10) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list, with this name enjoying a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)