Meaning and name origin
Sheri \sh(e)-ri\ as a girl's name is of Old German, French and English origin, and the meaning of Sheri is "free man; dear". Sheri is a variant of Charlotte (Old German); French feminine diminutive of Charles: it was very common in the Middle Ages in France to make a pet form of a name by adding -ot on the end. Also a variant of Cher (French): short form of Cheryl used as an independent name, due to the fame of singer/actress Cher, whose real name was Cherilyn. Sheri is also used as a variant of Sherry (English).
Sheri has 26 variant forms: Chara, Cheray, Cheree, Cherey, Cheri, Cherie, Cherrie, Cherry, Chery, Cherye, Sharee, Shari, Sharie, Sharrie, Sherae, Sheraie, Sheray, Sheraya, Sheree, Sherey, Sherie, Sherree, Sherrey, Sherri, Sherrie, Sherye.
Sheri is a very popular first name for females (#379 out of 4276, Top 9%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sheri for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sheri and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charlotte (#10), Sherri, Sherrie, Sherie, Sherry, Sheree, Cheri, Cherie, Cherry, Shari and Sheri. (2014 statistics).
Sheri is also pronounced similarly to Chari, Cherri, Shara, Shary, Sheera, Shera, Sheraa, Sherah, Sherai, Sheria, Shery, Shira, Shiri, Shura and Shyra. Other suggested similar baby names are Sari, Scherie, Seeria, Sera, Sher, Sheril, Sherli, Siera, Siri and Suri. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sheri.