Meaning and name origin
Sheryl \sh(er)-yl\ as a girl's name is pronounced SHARE-el. It is of English origin. Variant of Cheryl, from Charlotte (Old German) "free man". 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.
Sheryl▼ has 24 variant forms: Cheralin, Cheralyn, Cheralynne, Cherilynn, Cherilynn, Sharell, Sharelle, Sharrell, Sheralyn, Sheralin, Sherell, Sherelle, Sherileen, Sherill, Sherilyn, Sherilynne, Sherlene, Sherrell, Sherrelle, Sherril, Sherrill▼, Sherryl▼, Sherylayne and Sheryll.
For more information, see also the related girl name Shera.
Sheryl is a very popular first name for females (#307 out of 4276, Top 7%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sheryl for girls. Sheryl reached its highest rank of #137 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sheryl and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charlotte (#10), Shirley, Sheryl, Sherrill, Cheryl and Sherryl. (2014 statistics).
Sheryl▼ is also pronounced similarly to Charyl, Cherryl, Cheryle▼, Cheryll, Sharel, Sharil, Sharyl, Sharyll, Sheril, Sheryell, Sheryle, Shiral and Shyril. Other suggested similar baby names are Sherli, Shery, Sherye, Sheryn and Shirl. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sheryl.