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Cheryl Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Cheryl is of French origin.

The meaning of Cheryl is "beloved, darling".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "darling gem".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 2956  in baby name popularity for girls with 57 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


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Cheryl falls into the gem or mineral name category.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Cheryl.

Just for fun, see the name Cheryl 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 Cheryl 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.