Meaning and Name Origin
Sheri \sh(e)-ri\ as a name for girls means "free man; dear". Sheri is a form of Charlotte (Old German). Sheri is also a variation of Cher (French). Sheri is also used as a variation of Sherry (English).
Sheri▼ has 26 variants: 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▼ and Sherye.
Sheri▼ has 41 more alternative forms via Charlotte, Cher, Sherry: Char, Charill, Charla▼, Charle, Charlie▲, Charly, Charo, Charty, Charyl, Chere, Cherice, Cherise, Cherish, Cherlyn, Cheryl▼, Cherylie, Cheryll, Karli▼, Lotti, Sh'rae, Sharel, Sharil, Sharla▼, Sharlet, Sharline, Sharlot, Sharmain, Sharmian, Sharmion, Sharyl, Sher, Shereen, Sherelle, Sherice, Shericia, Sherina, Sherissa, Sherita, Sherryn, Sheryl▼ and Sheryll.
Sheri is a very popular first name for women (#379 out of 4276, Top 9%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Sheri for girls. Sheri entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #148 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Sheri and related names. Popular varying forms of Sheri are Charla, Charlie (#229 last year), Charlotte (#10), Cheri, Cherie, Cherise, Cherish (#804), Cherry, Cheryl, Karli, Shari, Sharla, Sheree, Sherie, Sherita, Sherri, Sherrie, Sherry and Sheryl. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1960-1969 and have become significantly less widespread since, with forms such as Karli, Sheri, Sherri, Sherrie and Sheryl falling out of style. Charlie (#229) and Charlotte (#10) are two of the more chic girl names in this compilation, with both names undergoing a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Sheri▼ is pronounced similarly to Chari, Cherri, Shara, Shary, Sheera, Shera, Sheraa, Sherah, Sherai, Sheria, Shery, Shira, Shiri, Shura and Shyra. Other recommended similar baby names are Sari, Scherie, Seeria, Sera, Sheril, Sherli, Siera, Siri and Suri. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sheri.