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Cherish is an English vocabulary word that became a popular name for baby girls in the United States on and off between the 1970s and 2010s. The word has been used as a title for many songs, movies, and even an R&B group, which perhaps helped inspire some of its popularity. Cherish comes with an array of nicknames, and we think it pairs well with a variety of middle names.

Meaning of the name Cherish:

English: To treasure

Origin of the name Cherish:

Cherish isn't just a name; it's an English vocabulary word that means “to treasure.” the word was borrowed from the French during the Middle Ages, and it has Latin roots.

Symbolism of the name Cherish:

Because Cherish is a vocabulary word that means “to treasure,” new parents may find symbolism here. They most likely see their new baby girl as something to cherish for a lifetime.

Style of the name Cherish:

Modern, word name

Gender of the name Cherish:

Cherish is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Cherish:


Number of syllables in the name Cherish:


Emotion evoked from the name Cherish:

The baby name Cherish evokes images of someone who is stylish and creative, as well as someone who makes a great leader.

Alternative spellings for the name Cherish:

  • Cherrish
  • Cherysh
  • Charish
  • Charysh
  • Charrish

Nicknames for the name Cherish:

Popularity of the name Cherish:

According to the Social Security Administration, Cherish was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States on and off between 1974 and 2016. It was most popular in 2007 when it ranked at number 643. It last ranked at number 975 in 2016.

Related names for the name Cherish:

Great middle names for Cherish and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Cherish:


Cherish in popular culture:

  • Valerie Cherish (character on the TV show “The Comeback)
  • Cherish (character in the manga and anime series “Zatch Bell”)
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