Cher - Meaning of Cher
[ 2 syll. (c)her, ch-er ] The baby girl name Cher is pronounced as -ihehR- †. Cher is used chiefly in English. Its origin is English and French. English origin: It is derived literally from the vocabulary word 'cher' with the meaning dear. The name has been adopted by English speakers since the early 20th century; it is most famous from the US pop singer Cher (1946-).
Cher is also a shortening of the name Cherilyn (English).
Cher is also a shortening of the name Cheryl (English and German) in the English language.
The name Cher is used to a great extent; it has 33 variants. Variants of Cher include Charea, Charee, Cherea, Cheree, Chereen, Cherell, Cherelle, Cherese, Cheresse, Cherey, Cherée, Cherice, Cherina, Cherisa, Cherise, Cherish, Cherisse, Cherita, Cherree, Chery, Cherye, Cherylee, Cherylie, Sher, Shere, Sherelle, Sherey, Sherice, Sherr, and Sheryll. Another English variant is the diminutive Cheri.
Cher is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1972, 0.015% of baby girls were named Cher. It had a ranking of #650 then. The baby name has suffered a substantial fall in popularity since then, and is today of very light use. Out of all girl names in its family, Cher was nevertheless the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Cher: IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"