Cheryl Name Meaning & Origin

Cheryl

Pronunciation: SHEHR-əl (key)

Origin of the name Cheryl:

20th century coinage, formed perhaps by combining names such as Cherry and Beryl. Var: Cherelle, Cheril, Cherril, Cherrill, Sharel, Sherill, Sherril, Sherryl, Sheryll.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Cheryl: | Edit

Cheryl rode on the coat-tails of the popularity of the name Shirley, inspired by Shirley Temple.
I think it's a nice name, it's a combination of Cherry and Beryl.

Personal experiences with the name Cheryl: | Edit

I honestly used to hate the name Cheryl growing up everyone told me they had an older aunt or that their mother was named Cheryl and I was never a fan. However, as I grew up I learned that the name was very unique just like me. It is professional, yet sweet, and diffrent just like me. My parents named me Cheryl because I was the second baby and my sisters name is Chelsea so why wanted names that went together. However, growing up no one was ever able to get our names state so be aware of that. My full name is Cheryl Lyn but I always liked to put my first and middle name together as Cherylyn.

Nicknames for Cheryl: | Edit

Cher, Cheri, Cherry, Chez (Shez)

Meanings and history of the name Cheryl: | Edit

It comes from the French word 'Cherie' meaning 'dear one'
Welsh: Beloved

Famous real-life people named Cheryl: | Edit

Cheryl Ladd, actress
Cheryl Tiegs, model
Cheryl Barldinger, played "Sunny" on the original "American Gladiators."
Cheryl Tweedy/Cole musician and TV personality
Cheryl Rainfield, author
Cheryl Brkich, Mother of Amber Mariano
Cheryl Burke, professional ballroom dancer

Cheryl in song, story & screen: | Edit

Cheryl Blossom, redheaded potential love interest in the "Archie" comic series\
Cheryl Mason, a character in the game series "Silent Hill"
Cheryl from the manga series Vassalord
Cheryl, the main character's wife on "According to Jim"
Cheryl Thadafel from the videogame "The Weapon"
Cheryl, a character from the videogame "Harvest Moon: The tale of Two Towns"

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