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Girl Name: Cherry

Name: Cherry
Pronunciation: \ch(er)-ry\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: cherry fruit
Origin: Modern
Related Names: Cerise, Cheryl
Sounds Like: Sherry, Cheray
Variant forms: Cher, Chere, Cheree, Cherey, Cheri, Cherida, Cherise, Cherita, Cherrey, Cherri, Cherrie, Chery, Cheryth
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 922
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 780

Description

Cherry \ch(er)-ry\ as a girl's 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 Ch?e (see Cherie).

Cherry has 13 variant forms: Cher, Chere, Cheree, Cherey, Cheri, Cherida, Cherise, Cherita, Cherrey, Cherri, Cherrie, Chery and Cheryth.

For more information, see also related names Cerise and Cheryl.

Baby names that sound like Cherry are Sherry and Cheray.

View a list of the 9 names that reference Cherry.

Popularity

Cherry is a very popular first name for women (#922 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#780 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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