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Cheryl

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Beloved
  • #146 All Time
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How popular is the name "Cheryl" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1909550
1912550
1914770
1916880
191722220
191816160
191912120
192013130
192118180
192218180
192328280
192422220
192522220
192626260
192732320
192846460
192944440
193042420
193149490
193249490
193361610
193476760
19351001000
193694940
19371451450
19383973970
19392942895
19402852850
19414394390
19425905900
19432,8942,87816
19447,9927,97022#36 girl name
19458,1708,15020#32 girl name
194611,54811,52523#27 girl name
194713,91113,89021#24 girl name
194813,23913,21920#25 girl name
194912,02512,00817#28 girl name
195011,83711,82314#29 girl name
195112,00611,98719#30 girl name
195212,21412,19717#31 girl name
195312,29012,27119#28 girl name
195415,02615,00026#22 girl name
195519,13219,10032#19 girl name
195621,30521,28025#18 girl name
195722,68322,64142#16 girl name
195824,17124,11160#13 girl name
195920,97920,93940#18 girl name
196019,17619,12848#17 girl name
196118,32918,28742#20 girl name
196216,63016,58545#24 girl name
196315,08515,04837#24 girl name
196414,12014,07743#29 girl name
196512,58612,55234#31 girl name
196611,73711,71225#34 girl name
196710,79710,76829#35 girl name
19689,1709,14228#37 girl name
19698,3668,34620#41 girl name
19707,4647,44024#44 girl name
19716,3416,32912#50 girl name
19725,1625,13527#56 girl name
19734,0274,01116#74 girl name
19743,5163,49917#88 girl name
19753,0112,99813#97 girl name
19762,4992,4909
19772,1292,1227
19783,1773,1698#94 girl name
19793,2153,2096#94 girl name
19802,6162,6097
19812,1222,1175
19821,8821,8766
19831,5621,5620
19841,3281,3226
19851,2321,2248
19861,0381,0308
19879659605
19888888880
19897327320
19906236167
19915405400
19924414410
19933743740
19943083080
19952562560
19962512510
19971971970
19981651650
19991731730
20001271270
20011431430
20021041040
20031151150
20041161160
20051031030
200687870
200783830
200891910
200964640
201077770
201164640
201272720
201354540
201457570

Want to know about the populiarty of Cheryl? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 439,974 babies born with the name Cheryl in the United States. That's more than enough Cheryls to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1909 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Cheryl" was in 1958 with a total of 24,111 babies. (That's a lot of baby Cheryls)

According to the 1952 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Cheryl" ranks #24 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 58 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1952. Across the entire United States a total of 12,214 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Cheryl" mean?

Cheryl (French): Beloved

The name "Cheryl" is of French origin and it means "Beloved". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

H is for hug, give one today!

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Your name in reverse order is "Lyrehc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eylcrh". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Cheryl popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Cheryl in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Cheryl

Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole is an author, dancer, entrepreneur, and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Cheryl was born in 1983 as Cheryl Ann Tweedy in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England.

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Cheryl Hines

Cheryl Hines is an actress, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1993 to present. Cheryl was born in 1965 as Cheryl Ruth Hines in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.

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Cheryl Burke

Cheryl Burke is a dancer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1988 to present. Cheryl was born in 1984 as Cheryl Stephanie Burke in San Francisco, California, United States.

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Cheryl Ladd

Cheryl Ladd is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1970 to present. Cheryl was born in 1951 as Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor in Huron, South Dakota, U.S.

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Cheryl Tiegs

Cheryl Tiegs is a model, author, designer, and actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1964 to present. Cheryl was born in 1947 as Cheryl Rae Tiegs in Breckenridge, Minnesota.

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Cheri Oteri

Cheri Oteri is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Cheri was born in 1965 as Cheryl Ann Oteri in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Past life for Cheryl born Jan 10, 1976

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Germany approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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