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Cheryl

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Beloved
  • #146 All Time
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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1909 5 5 0
1912 5 5 0
1914 7 7 0
1916 8 8 0
1917 22 22 0
1918 16 16 0
1919 12 12 0
1920 13 13 0
1921 18 18 0
1922 18 18 0
1923 28 28 0
1924 22 22 0
1925 22 22 0
1926 26 26 0
1927 32 32 0
1928 46 46 0
1929 44 44 0
1930 42 42 0
1931 49 49 0
1932 49 49 0
1933 61 61 0
1934 76 76 0
1935 100 100 0
1936 94 94 0
1937 145 145 0
1938 397 397 0
1939 294 289 5
1940 285 285 0
1941 439 439 0
1942 590 590 0
1943 2,894 2,878 16
1944 7,992 7,970 22 #36 girl name
1945 8,170 8,150 20 #32 girl name
1946 11,548 11,525 23 #27 girl name
1947 13,911 13,890 21 #24 girl name
1948 13,239 13,219 20 #25 girl name
1949 12,025 12,008 17 #28 girl name
1950 11,837 11,823 14 #29 girl name
1951 12,006 11,987 19 #30 girl name
1952 12,214 12,197 17 #31 girl name
1953 12,290 12,271 19 #28 girl name
1954 15,026 15,000 26 #22 girl name
1955 19,132 19,100 32 #19 girl name
1956 21,305 21,280 25 #18 girl name
1957 22,683 22,641 42 #16 girl name
1958 24,171 24,111 60 #13 girl name
1959 20,979 20,939 40 #18 girl name
1960 19,176 19,128 48 #17 girl name
1961 18,329 18,287 42 #20 girl name
1962 16,630 16,585 45 #24 girl name
1963 15,085 15,048 37 #24 girl name
1964 14,120 14,077 43 #29 girl name
1965 12,586 12,552 34 #31 girl name
1966 11,737 11,712 25 #34 girl name
1967 10,797 10,768 29 #35 girl name
1968 9,170 9,142 28 #37 girl name
1969 8,366 8,346 20 #41 girl name
1970 7,464 7,440 24 #44 girl name
1971 6,341 6,329 12 #50 girl name
1972 5,162 5,135 27 #56 girl name
1973 4,027 4,011 16 #74 girl name
1974 3,516 3,499 17 #88 girl name
1975 3,011 2,998 13 #97 girl name
1976 2,499 2,490 9
1977 2,129 2,122 7
1978 3,177 3,169 8 #94 girl name
1979 3,215 3,209 6 #94 girl name
1980 2,616 2,609 7
1981 2,122 2,117 5
1982 1,882 1,876 6
1983 1,562 1,562 0
1984 1,328 1,322 6
1985 1,232 1,224 8
1986 1,038 1,030 8
1987 965 960 5
1988 888 888 0
1989 732 732 0
1990 623 616 7
1991 540 540 0
1992 441 441 0
1993 374 374 0
1994 308 308 0
1995 256 256 0
1996 251 251 0
1997 197 197 0
1998 165 165 0
1999 173 173 0
2000 127 127 0
2001 143 143 0
2002 104 104 0
2003 115 115 0
2004 116 116 0
2005 103 103 0
2006 87 87 0
2007 83 83 0
2008 91 91 0
2009 64 64 0
2010 77 77 0
2011 64 64 0
2012 72 72 0
2013 54 54 0
2014 57 57 0

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Cheryl" ranks #22 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 441 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1960. Across the entire United States a total of 19,176 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Cheryl popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Cheryl" mean? The list below shows the origins of Cheryl as well as things modernly associated with the name Cheryl such as celebrities named Cheryl.

French

Origin and Meaning of Cheryl

The name "Cheryl" is of French origin, and it means "Beloved". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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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Alternative Meanings

C is for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

R is for realist, the way you are.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

Your name in reverse order is "Lyrehc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rhleyc". 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.

Past life for Cheryl born Jan 28, 1962

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 Southern New Zealand approximately on 900. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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