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What does Cheryl mean?

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.

For more information, see also related girl names Cher, Cherida, Meryl, Sherry, Teryl, Carol and Charlotte.

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)

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 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 (usage of 0.5007%) and has become much less since (usage 0.0619%, down 87.6%), with versions such as Carol, Cheri, Cherie, Beryl and Cheryl 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Beryl, Carol, Charlotte, Cheri, Cherie, Cherise, Cherri, Cherry, Cheryl, 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.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Caryl, Cherye and Cherylie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cheryl.