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Baby name Cheryl


Cheryl was a top 20 name for a couple of decades in America. It is a kind-hearted option that translates to “beloved” or “darling.” This wholesome name is not as popular as it once was, however, as it is now just over a top 8,000 option.

Meaning of the Name Cheryl

Parents only started using the baby name Cheryl in the 1900s. It was a variation of Cherie, which comes from the French word “cherie.” Cherie only became popular in America after the rise of Sherry, a variation of the Irish surname O'Searraigh.

The baby name Cheryl means “beloved” or “darling” because of Cherie. The French word “cherie” that inspired the latter option translate directly to “darling” or “beloved.”

Baby name Cheryl


Nicknames for Cheryl

Cheryl is a refined and serious name. It is formal and wholesome and deserves a nickname that is likewise. Feel free to come up with your own nickname for the Cheryl in your life. However, we've come up with a list to help get you inspired:

Cheryl Name Details

Style: Modern

Gender: Cheryl is traditionally considered to be a girls name.

Pronunciation: SHEHR-ul

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Cheryl

  • Cheril
  • Cherylle
  • Cheryll
  • Cherill
  • Sharyl
  • Sharyll
  • Sharylle
  • Sharil

Cheryl Name Popularity

Cheryl became a top 1,000 name in America in 1931 at rank 999. It rose to the top 100, ultimately top 50 lists in 1944 at number 36. The name stayed a top 50 option until 1971 and a top 100 until 1975. The last year that Cheryl was on the Social Security Popularity Index was 1997 when it was number 986.

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Great Middle Names for Sheryl and Their Meanings

Famous People Named Cheryl

  • Cheryl Cole (singer)
  • Cheryl Ladd (actress, “Charlie's Angels”)
  • Cheryl Tweedy (singer from Girls Aloud)
  • Cheryl Burke (dancer)
  • Cheryl Hines (actress, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
  • Cheryl Strayed (author)
  • Cheryl Bernard (Olympic curler)
  • Cheryl Studer (operatic soprano)
  • Cheryl Mason (character from “Silent Hill” video game)
  • Cheryl Mabel (character from “According to Jim”)
  • Cheryl Trueland (character from “American Gothic”)
  • Cheryl Blossom (character from “Riverdale”)
  • Cheryl Rollins (character from “Criminal Minds”)
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