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Cher Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Cher is of French origin.

The meaning of Cher is "beloved, darling".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "nickname for names beginning with Cher-".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 16987  in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Cher Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Cher has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Cher to other names.


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Related Names

The name Cheryl is a form of Cher.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Cher in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Cher.

Just for fun, see the name Cher in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Cher in Nautical Flags page.

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French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.