What does Cheryl mean?
Cheryl [cheryl] 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.
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.
1 masculine form: Sherill.Creative forms:
(female) Ceryl, Cleryl, ..
(male) Checil, .. Middle name pairings:
Cheryl Royal (C.R.), ..
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)
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. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Charlotte (#9 a year ago), Carol (#1768), 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 8 decades ago (average #1166) and has become much less since (#1932, ▼82.3%), with versions such as Cheryl becoming somewhat outmoded. Charlotte is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.