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Sherry hasn't been a top 1,000 baby name in the United States since 1995, but we think it's beyond time for it to make a comeback. It was super popular during the mid 20th century, so new parents these days may choose the moniker to honor their own moms. Pair it with a more current middle name to bring it into the 21st century — something like Luna, Olivia or Harper.

Meaning of the name Sherry:

French: Darling, beloved
Spanish: Wine

Origin of the name Sherry:

Sherry has two potential origins. One is that it's derived from the French word “chérie,” which means “darling” or “beloved.” The other is that it's derived from the Spanish fortified wine also called sherry.

Symbolism of the name Sherry:

Sherry may symbolize someone's French or Spanish heritage. It can also symbolize love and happiness.

Style of the name Sherry:

Modern

Gender of the name Sherry:

Sherry is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Sherry:

SHEH-ree

Number of syllables in the name Sherry:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Sherry:

The baby name Sherry evokes images of someone who is fun and outgoing.

Alternative spellings for the name Sherry:

Nicknames for the name Sherry:

  • Sher
  • Ree

Popularity of the name Sherry:

According to the Social Security Administration, Sherry was a top 1,000 baby name between 1925 and 1995. It was even a top 100 name throughout the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Sherry last ranked at number 933 in 1995.

Related names for the name Sherry:

Great middle names for Sherry and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Sherry:

Sherrys in popular culture:

  • Sherry Palmer (character on the TV show “24”)
  • Sherry Swanson (character in the movie “Sherrybaby”)
  • Sherry Birkin (character in the video game “Resident Evil”)