What does Sheryl mean?
Sheryl [sh-eryl] as a girls' name is pronounced SHARE-el. It is of English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Sheryl is "free man". Variant of Cheryl, from Charlotte. The Sheryl spelling ensures the soft sh- pronunciation. Some of the names listed here also could be considered as variant forms of Shirley. See also Sha-. Actress Sherilyn Fenn; singer Sheryl Crow; basketball player Sheryl Swoopes.
Associated with: soft (gentle).
Sheryl▼ has 24 variants: Cheralin, Cheralyn, Cheralynne, Cherilynn, Cherilynn, Sharell, Sharelle, Sharrell, Sheralin, Sheralyn, Sherell, Sherelle, Sherileen, Sherill, Sherilyn, Sherilynne, Sherlene, Sherrell, Sherrelle, Sherril, Sherrill▼, Sherryl, Sherylayne and Sheryll.
Affiliated girl name: Shera.
Sheryl has 47 more related forms via Charlotte, Cheryl, Sha-, Sherilyn, Shirley: Charil, Charyl, Cherell, Cherie▼, Cherlyn, Cherryl, Cheryl▼, Cheryle, Cherylee, Cheryll, Cherylle, Cherylyn, Chyril, Shanel, Sharae, Sharay, Sharaya, Sharaye, Sharel, Sharil, Sharla, Sharon▼, Sharyl, Sharyll, Sherai, Sheri▼, Sherie, Sheril, Sherlee, Sherli, Sherlie, Sherlynn, Sherrie▼, Sherrlie, Sherry▼, Sherye, Sheryell, Sherylann, Sheryle, Shiral, Shirell, Shirely, Shirl, Shirly, Shirlyn, Shyril and Shyrill.Creative forms:
(female) Shaeryl, Sherylle, ..
(male) Shers, Sherylle, .. Middle name pairings:
Sheryl Roxanne (S.R.), ..
How popular is Sheryl?
Sheryl is a very prominent first name for women (#307 out of 4276, Top 7%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Sheryl for girls. Sheryl was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #136 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed analysis of the history of Sheryl and related names. Charlotte (#9 from recent data), Cherie, Cherlyn, Cherryl, Cheryl, Cheryle, Cheryll, Shanel, Sharae, Sharla, Sharon (#977), Sharyl, Shera, Sheri, Sherie, Sherill, Sherilyn, Sherlene, Sherrell, Sherrie, Sherril, Sherrill, Sherry, Sherryl, Sheryle, Sheryll, Shirl, Shirley (#1307) and Shirly are the popular varying forms of Sheryl. Other variants, like Sherye, are seldom used. These forms of Sheryl were at the peak of their popularity 75 years ago (average #1062) and have become much less popular since (#1876, 84.2% less usage), with forms such as Sherrie becoming less stylish. Charlotte is the all-time favorite.
Sheryl▼ is pronounced similarly to Sheralle. Other recommended names are Averyl, Beryl▼, Chery, Cherye, Keryl, Meryl, Sharly, Shary, Sharyn▼, Sheirys, Shell, Sher, Sheraa, Sherae, Sherah, Sheran, Sheray, Sheraya, Sheree▼, Sherey, Sherez, Sheria, Sheron, Sherri▼, Sherryn, Shery, Sherylin, Sherylyn, Sheryn, Sherynn, Sheyla▼, Sorel, Sorrel and Teryl. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sheryl.See names in meaning and etymology.