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What does Sheryl mean?

Sheryl Pronunciation of 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.

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) Saeryl, ..

(male) Sherin, Shers, ..

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 unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Sheryl entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #136 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sheryl name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sheryl outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Charlotte (#9 from current records), Shirley (#1307), Sherryl, Sheryll, Sherrill, Sherrell, Cheryl, Sherill, Sherilyn, Sherlene and Sherril are the popular variation forms of Sheryl. Adoption of these relations of Sheryl was widespread during 1930-1939 (median #1368) and has become significantly diminished since (#1776, down 82%), with forms like Cheryl falling out of fashion. Charlotte is the most contemporarily stylish girl name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sheryl, Charlotte, Cheryl, Sherill, Sherilyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sherlene, Sherrell, Sherril, Sherrill, Sherryl in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sheryll, Shirley in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charlotte outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sheryl is pronounced similarly to Charil, Charyl, Cherell, Cherryl, Cheryle, Cheryll, Cherylle, Chyril, Sharel, Sharil, Sharyl, Sharyll, Sheralle, Sheril, Sheryell, Sheryle, Shiral, Shirell, Shyril and Shyrill. Other recommended names are Averyl, Beryl, Chery, Cherye, Keryl, Meryl, Sharla, Sharly, Shary, Sharyn, Sheirys, Shell, Sher, Shera, Sheraa, Sherae, Sherah, Sherai, Sheran, Sheray, Sheraya, Sheree, Sherey, Sherez, Sheri, Sheria, Sherie, Sherlee, Sherli, Sherlie, Sheron, Sherri, Sherrlie (see Shirley), Sherry, Sherryn, Shery, Sherye, Sherylin, Sherylyn, Sheryn, Sherynn, Sheyla, Shirely, Shirl, Shirly, Sorel, Sorrel and Teryl. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sheryl.

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