What does Sheryl mean?
Sheryl \sh(er)-yl\ 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.
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.
For more information, see also the related 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.
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. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Sheryl for girls. Sheryl was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #137 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Sheryl and related names. Charlotte (#10 last year), Cherie, Cheryl, Cheryle, Sharla, Sharon (#879), Sheri, Sherie, Sherrie, Sherrill, Sherry, Sherryl and Shirley are the popular varying forms of Sheryl. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.6189%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.0794%, down 87.2%), with forms such as Sharon, Sherry, Sherryl, Sheryl and Shirley becoming somewhat outmoded. Charlotte (#10) is the most trendy baby name in this list, with this name enjoying a revival in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)