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Girl Name: Cheryl

Name: Cheryl
Pronunciation: \ch(er)-yl\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: cherry fruit; green gemstone
Origin: Greek
Related Names: Cher, Cherida, Meryl, Sherry, Teryl, Carol, Charlotte
Sounds Like: Cherylie, Charla, Charly, Charli, Sharel, Charle, Charill, Charela, Shirl, Sherli
Variant forms: Charell, Charelle, Charil, Charyl, Cherell, Cherelle, Cheriann, Cherianne, Cherie, Cherilee, Cherilyn, Cherilynn, Cherlyn, Cherlyne, Cherrell, Cherrellee, Cherrill, Cherryl, Cherylann, Cheryle, Cherylee, Cheryline, Cherylinn, Cheryll, Cherylle, Cherylyn, Cherylynn, Chyril, Chyrill, Sharell, Sharil, Sharrell, Sharyl, Sharyll, Sherai, Sherell, Sherrell, Sherianne, Sheril, Sherill, Sherril, Sherrill, Sherryl, Sheryell, Sheryl, Sheryle, Sheryll, Shiral, Shyril, Shyrill
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 59

Description

Cheryl \ch(er)-yl\ as a girl's name is pronounced CHARE-el, SHARE-el. It is of French and Greek origin, and the meaning of Cheryl is "cherry fruit; green gemstone". Not found before the 1920s. Blend of Cherry with Beryl. Also influenced by Cherie, meaning "dear". Cherilyn is a further variant based on Marilyn. Pop musician Sheryl Crow; actress Cheryl Ladd.

Cheryl has 50 variant forms: Charell, Charelle, Charil, Charyl, Cherell, Cherelle, Cheriann, Cherianne, Cherie, Cherilee, Cherilyn, Cherilynn, Cherlyn, Cherlyne, Cherrell, Cherrellee, Cherrill, Cherryl, Cherylann, Cheryle, Cherylee, Cheryline, Cherylinn, Cheryll, Cherylle, Cherylyn, Cherylynn, Chyril, Chyrill, Sharell, Sharil, Sharrell, Sharyl, Sharyll, Sherai, Sherell, Sherrell, Sherianne, Sheril, Sherill, Sherril, Sherrill, Sherryl, Sheryell, Sheryl, Sheryle, Sheryll, Shiral, Shyril and Shyrill.

For more information, see also related names Cher, Cherida, Meryl, Sherry, Teryl, Carol and Charlotte.

Baby names that sound like Cheryl are Cherylie, Charla, Charly, Charli, Sharel, Charle, Charill, Charela, Shirl and Sherli.

View a list of the 12 names that reference Cheryl.

Popularity

Cheryl is a very popular first name for women (#59 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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