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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cherif

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  • According to a user from Kentucky, United States, the name Cherif is of Arabic origin and means "Noble Kind".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cher"if
See Sherif.
  1. sharif

Notable Persons Named Cherif

Cherif Guellal was a diplomat. Cherif was born on August 19th, 1932 in Constantine, Algeria. He left this life on April 7th, 2009.


Cherif was born on October 20th, 1944 in Kindia.


Chérif Oudjani is an athlete for the RC Lens, Stade Lavallois, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, AS Beauvais Oise, OFC Charleville, SAS Épinal, Gazélec Ajaccio, ES Wasquehal, Valenciennes FC, Pacy Vallée-d'Eure, and Algeria national football team. Chérif was born on December 9th, 1964 in Lens, Pas-de-Calais.


Chérif Fetoui is an athlete for the MAS Fez and Morocco national football team. Chérif was born on January 1st, 1945 in Morocco.


Cherif was born on February 8th, 1951. He died on April 4th, 1991.


Chérif Abdeslam is an athlete for the ASO Chlef, NA Hussein Dey, JS Kabylie, USM Annaba, and Algeria national football team. Chérif was born on September 1st, 1978 in Hussein Dey District.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cherif

Hadj was born in 1784 in Constantine, Algeria. He passed away on August 30th, 1851.


Abdou Cherif is an opera, vocal, and arabic musician. He plays Vocals. He was most prominent from 1997 to 1997. Abdou was born in Casablanca. Abdou is also known as The New Nightingale.


Ilès Ziane Cherif is a soccer player for the USM El Harrach, MC Saïda, ASO Chlef, USM Alger, Olympique de Médéa, and Algeria A' national football team. Ilès was born on April 17th, 1984 in Saïda, Algeria.


Fatima was born on November 8th, 1986.


Mahmoud was born in 1912. He left this life in 1987.


Walid was born on March 9th, 1978.


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International Interest for Cherif

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cherif U.S.
  White 39.88% 64.26%
  African American 51.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.64% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cherif

People with the last name Cherif are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Cherif

  • How Popular is the name Cherif? Cherif is the 58,896th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cherif was the 59,324th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cherif have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 24 babies born with the first name Cherif in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cherif? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2009 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cherif first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cherif is Thursday, February 18th, 1926.
  • What year had the most people named Cherif born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cherif was in 2015 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cherif: Your name in reverse order is Firehc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Echfir. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cherif? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 341 people with the last name Cherif.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cherif? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cherif as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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