[ 2 syll. (c)he-ryl, ch-er-yl ] The baby girl name Cheryl is pronounced as -SHEH-RihL- or -SHEY-R-ahL †. Cheryl is primarily used in the English and German languages. Its language of origin is English, Germanic, and French. The name was coined in the 20th century, probably from Cherie or Cherry under the influence of Beryl.
In addition, Cheryl is a form of the English name Carol.
Cheryl is also an English form of the French, German, Dutch, English, and Scandinavian name Charlotte.
Cheryl is also a form of the English name Cherie.
The name Cheryl is widely used; it has 52 forms. Forms of Cheryl include Charell, Charelle, Charil, Charyl, Cheral, Cherell, Cherelle, Cheriann, Cherianne, Cheril, Cherill, Cherilynn, Cherlin, Cherrell, Cherrelle, Cherrill, Cheryl-Ann, Cheryl-Anne, Cherylee, Cherylin, Cherylle, Cheryn, Chyril, Chyrill, Sharell, Sharelle, Sharrell, Sheralyn, Sherell, and Sherelle. Other English forms include the contraction Cher, the diminutives Cheralyn, Cherilyn, and Sherilyn, and the variant spellings Cherryl, Cheryle, Cheryll, Sharyl, Sherill, Sherril, Sherrill, Sherryl, Sheryell, Sheryl, and Sheryll.
Variant forms inherit both the origin and meaning of the name Cheryl.
Cheryl is an uncommon baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1958, 1.167% of baby girls were given the name Cheryl. It had a ranking of #13 then. The baby name has fallen from favor since then, and is now used on an infrequent scale. In 2016, within the family of girl names directly linked to Cheryl, Charlotte was the most popular. The name Cheryl has been mainly given to girls, though it has also been used as a boy name in the last century. There were 417 times more girls than boys who were named Cheryl in 1958.
Baby names that sound like Cheryl include Cherrill, Cheryle, Cheryll, Sherill, Sherrill, Sheryl, Charla, Ciril, Cyrille, Saril, Searlait, Sharel, Sharla, Sharlee, Sharlie, Sharyl, Sherelle, Sherlee, Sherley, and Sherli.
† Pronunciation for Cheryl: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"
Details of famous persons named Cheryl:
Model Cheryl Tiegs, born 25 September 1947.
Singer Cheryl Ladd, born Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor July 12, 1951, Huron, South Dakota.
Singer Cheryl Baker, born Rita Maria Crudgington 8 March 1954, London, England.