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What 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.

Associated with: greek, cherry (tree), green, blend

Variations

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:
(female) Cheryllia, Cleryl, ..

(male) Cheryld, Cherylley, ..

How 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)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Cheryl for girls. Cheryl was first listed in 1920-1929 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 2000 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), Carol (#1491), Sherill, Sheree, Sherrell, Meryl, Cheryll, Sherril, Sharyl, Sherry, Sheryll, Teryl, Sheryle, Sheryl, Cheryle, Sherryl, Sherrill, Cheri, Cherie, Cherelle, Cheree, Cher, Chere, Cherilyn, Cherise, Cherryl, Beryl, Cherry, Cherrie, Cherlyn, Cherri and Cherylann are the prominent alternative forms of Cheryl listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Beryn, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Cheryl was common among parents 7 decades ago (average #1166) and has become much less since (#1924, 82.9%), with versions such as Cheryl becoming somewhat outmoded. Charlotte is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cheryl, Beryl, Carol, Charlotte, Cher in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chere, Cheree, Cherelle, Cheri, Cherie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cherilyn, Cherise, Cherlyn, Cherri, Cherrie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cherry, Cherryl, Cherylann, Cheryle, Cheryll in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Meryl, Sharyl, Sheree, Sherill, Sherrell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sherril, Sherrill, Sherry, Sherryl, Sheryl in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sheryle, Sheryll, Teryl in U.S.

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE CHERYL

Cheryl is alike in pronunciation to Charill and Sharel. Other recommended names are Averyl, Carel, Carrol, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Cecyl, Cerys, Charela (see Harela), 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.


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