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Girl Name: Cherish

Name: Cherish
Pronunciation: \ch(e)-ri-sh\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: to treasure, care for; dear
Origin: Modern
Related Names: Cher
Sounds Like: Shericia
Variant forms: Charish, Charisha, Cheerish, Cherishe, Cherrish, Cherysh
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 2575


Cherish \ch(e)-ri-sh\ as a girl's name is of English and Old French origin, and the meaning of Cherish is "to treasure and care for; dear". Modern coinage based on Cheryth and the word "cherish" from Old French "cherir", a derivative of "cher".

Cherish has 6 variant forms: Charish, Charisha, Cheerish, Cherishe, Cherrish and Cherysh.

For more information, see also the related name Cher.

A baby name that sounds like Cherish is Shericia.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Cherish.


Cherish is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2575 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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