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What does Sheryl mean?

Sheryl Pronunciation of Sheryl 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)


VARIANTS Cheralin, Cheralyn, Cheralynne, Cherilynn, Cherilynn, Sharell, Sharelle, Sharrell, Sheralyn, Sheralin, Sherell, Sherelle, Sherileen, Sherill, Sherilyn, Sherilynne, Sherlene, Sherrell, Sherrelle, Sherril, Sherrill, Sherryl, Sherylayne, Sheryll


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, Shyrill



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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)

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, 2018)

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?

Charlotte (#6 FROM RECENT DATA), Cherie, Cherlyn, Cherryl, Cheryl, Cheryle, Cheryll, Shanel, Sharae, Sharla, Sharon (#1127), Sharyl, Shera, Sheri, Sherie, Sherill, Sherilyn, Sherlene, Sherrell, Sherrie, Sherril, Sherrill, Sherry, Sherryl, Sheryle, Sheryll, Shirl, Shirley (#1464) 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 78 years ago (AVERAGE #1062) and have become much less popular since (#1886, 80.1% LESS USAGE), with forms such as Sherrie becoming less stylish. Charlotte is the all-time favorite.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sheryl, Charlotte, Cherie, Cherlyn, Cherryl in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cheryl, Cheryle, Cheryll, Shanel, Sharae in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sharla, Sharon, Sharyl, Shera, Sheri in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sherie, Sherill, Sherilyn, Sherlene, Sherrell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sherrie, Sherril, Sherrill, Sherry, Sherryl in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Sheryl is pronounced similarly to Sheralle. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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