[ 2 syll. (s)he-ryl, sh-er-yl ] The baby girl name Sheryl is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced -SHEH-RihL- †. Sheryl is of Germanic, English, and Old English origin. It is used mainly in English.
Sheryl is a form of the French, German, Dutch, English, and Scandinavian Charlotte.
Sheryl is also a spelling variant (English) of the English and German Cheryl.
Sheryl is also a form of the English Shirley.
See also the related form, the English Sherilyn.
Sheryl is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1957, 0.197% of baby girls were named Sheryl. It had a ranking of #112 then. The baby name has markedly slipped in popularity since then, and is currently of only sporadic use. Within the family of girl names directly related to Sheryl, Charlotte was the most widely used in 2018. Sheryl has in the last century been mainly given to baby girls.
Baby names that sound like Sheryl include Sherill, Sherrill, Cherrill, Cheryl, Cheryle, Cheryll, Saril, Searlait, Sharel, Sharla, Sharlee, Sharlie, Sharyl, Sherelle, Sherlee, Sherley, Sherli, Sherlie, Sherly, and Sherrel.
† Pronunciation for Sheryl: 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)"
Details of famous persons named Sheryl:
Basketball Player Sheryl Swoopes, born 25 March 1971, Brownfield, Texas.
Singer Sheryl Crow, born 11 February 1962, Kennett, Missouri.