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What does Cherry mean?

Cherry Pronunciation of Cherry as a girls' name is pronounced CHARE-ee. It is of Middle English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Cherry is "cherry fruit". 19th-century coinage probably from the fruit-bearing tree of the rose family (Middle English "cherie", from Old French "cherise"). Sometimes also derived as a transferred use of the surname made famous by naturalist and photographer Cherry Kearton. Also a pet form of Charity, as used by Charles Dickens in "Martin Chuzzlewit" (1844), or variant of Chery. Modern use may sometimes be an anglicization of the French Chérie (see Cherie).


ASSOCIATED WITH 19th century, rose (flower), old, surname, modern


VARIANTS Cher, Chere, Cheree, Cherey, Cheri, Cherida, Cherise, Cherita, Cherrey, Cherri, Cherrie, Chery, Cheryth

SEE ALSO Cerise, Cheryl

OTHER FORMS VIA CHARITY, CHERIE, CHERY Charee, Charidy, Charis, Charty, Chereen, Cherell, Cherena, Cherina, Cherit, Cherree, Cherye, Cheryl, Cheyrie, Sharay, Shary, Sheree, Sherey, Sheri, Sheria, Sherie, Sherry, Shery



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How popular is Cherry?

Cherry is a very prominent first name for females (#922 out of 4276, Top 22%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#922 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Cherry reached its peak position of #516 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not ranked currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Cherry appearing in the Top 2000 are Charity (#1237 A YEAR AGO), Charis, Cher, Chere, Cheree, Cheri, Cherie, Cherise, Cherri, Cherrie, Cheryl, Sheree, Sheri, Sherie and Sherry. Usage of these relations of Cherry was common among parents in the 1960s (MEDIAN #961) and has become significantly less since (#1952, 99% LESS USAGE), with versions such as Cherry becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cherry, Charis, Charity, Cher, Chere in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cheree, Cheri, Cherie, Cherise, Cherri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cherrie, Cheryl, Sheree, Sheri, Sherie, Sherry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cherry and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Cherry is alike in pronunciation to Chara, Chari, Charie, Cheeara, Cheray, Sheera, Shera, Sheraa, Sherae, Sherah, Sherai, Sheray, Sheraya, Sherree, Sherrey, Sherri, Sherrie and Sherye. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Berry, Caera, Carey, Carrey, Carri, Carry, Cary, Ceara, Cearra, Ceira, Cera, Cerea, Ceri, Ceria, Cerria, Char, Charly, Charo, Chelcy, Chelsy, Chenay, Cherlyn, Cheron, Cherryl, Chessy, Chiara, Chiarra, Choire, Ciarra, Cieara, Ciearra, Ciera, Cieria, Cierra, Cierrah, Clarry, Corey, Correy, Corri, Corry, Cory, Derry, Gerry, Jerry, Kerry, Merry, Perry, Sherryl, Sherryn and Terry. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cherry.

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