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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cher

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  • According to a user from New York, United States, the name Cher is of French origin and means "Dear one".

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  1. Alternative spelling of 'cher

cher was also found in the following language(s): Aromanian, French, and Old French

Notable Persons Named Cher

She holds the title All I Really Want to Do" and Believe". She has had major accomplishments since 1963. Cher was given the name Cherilyn Sarkisian by her parent Georgia Holt on May 20th, 1946 in El Centro, California, U.S.

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Cher Lloyd is a singing, songwriter, rapping, model (people), singer, rapper, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. Cher was born Cher Lloyd on July 28th, 1993 in Malvern, Worcestershire.

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Cher Ami is a military person. Their military service ended in 1918.

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Cher Wang is an entrepreneur and entrepreneurship. Her ongoing career started in 1997. Cher was born as the child of Wang Yung-ching on September 14th, 1958.

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Cher Calvin is a news presenter. Cher was born in New York City.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cher

She holds the title All I Really Want to Do" and Believe". She has had major accomplishments since 1963. Cher was given the name Cherilyn Sarkisian by her parent Georgia Holt on May 20th, 1946 in El Centro, California, U.S.

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Deborah is also known as Deborah Michaela.

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Nicholas Marc Cher is a sports team member for the Tanjong Pagar United FC.

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How popular is the baby name Cher in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1948 5 5 0
1950 10 10 0
1951 12 12 0
1952 13 13 0
1953 24 24 0
1954 23 23 0
1955 36 36 0
1956 24 24 0
1957 26 26 0
1958 33 33 0
1959 20 20 0
1960 27 27 0
1961 12 12 0
1962 7 7 0
1963 12 12 0
1964 5 5 0
1965 18 18 0
1966 32 32 0
1967 43 43 0
1968 37 37 0
1969 45 45 0
1970 72 72 0
1971 110 110 0
1972 235 235 0
1973 178 178 0
1974 103 103 0
1975 123 123 0
1976 69 69 0
1977 33 33 0
1978 18 18 0
1979 24 24 0
1980 26 26 0
1981 23 15 8
1982 14 14 0
1983 23 13 10
1984 21 12 9
1985 11 11 0
1986 21 16 5
1987 18 13 5
1988 19 19 0
1989 25 18 7
1990 28 19 9
1991 26 10 16
1992 20 7 13
1993 5 0 5
1994 12 5 7
1995 5 0 5
1996 16 5 11
1997 7 7 0
1998 8 8 0
1999 12 12 0
2000 14 14 0
2002 10 10 0
2004 6 6 0
2014 5 5 0

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Popularity of Cher as a first name

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Popularity of Cher as a last name

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Common last names for Cher

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cher U.S.
  White 42.23% 64.26%
  African American 8.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 43.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cher

People with the last name Cher are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Cher

  • How Popular is the name Cher? Cher is the 7,234th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cher was the 76,533rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cher have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,804 babies born with the first name Cher in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cher to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cher? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1948 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cher first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cher is Wednesday, May 13th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Cher born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cher was in 1972 with a total of 235 babies.
  • Random Cher Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cher is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 9 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Cher: Your name in reverse order is Rehc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rhec. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cher? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 251 people with the last name Cher.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cher? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cher as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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