[ syll. (c)he-ri-lyn, ch-eril-yn ] The baby girl name Cherilyn is pronounced as CH-erAHLAHN †. Cherilyn is mainly used in the English language and its language of origin is also English. The name is a modern coinage, from the combination of Cherie and Lyn.
Cherilyn is a familiar form of the English and German name Cheryl in the English language.
The name Cherilyn is used to a great extent; it has 26 variant forms. Variant forms of Cherilyn include Cheralyn, Chereen, Chereena, Cherilin, Cherilynn, Cherlyn, Cherlynn, Cherralyn, Cherrilyn, Cherrylyn, Cheryl-Lynn, Cherylene, Cherylin, Cheryline, Cheryllyn, Cherylyn, Cherylynn, Sharalyn, Sheralin, Sherilyn, Sherrilyn, Sherrylene, Sherrylyn, Sherylin, and Sherylyn. The contraction Cher is another English variant form.
Variant forms share the origin and meaning of the name Cherilyn.
See also the related category combination.
Cherilyn is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1972 with 0.010% of baby girls being given the name Cherilyn. It was #823 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then, and is today of sporadic use. Among all girl names in its family, Cherilyn was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2016.
A baby name that sounds like Cherilyn is the name Cherrilyn.
† approx pronunciation for Cherilyn: CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
A famous person named Cherilyn is Actress Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian 20 May 1946, El Centro, California.