Cherish

First Name
10k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cherish

"Cherish" is a name of English origin, and it means "Care for, Honor, Love". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Cher"ish
Senses
  1. To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid."We were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children." [1 Thess. ii. 7.]
  2. To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle."To cherish virtue and humanity." [Burke.]
    synonyms: To nourish; foster; nurse; nurture; entertain; encourage; comfort; protect; support; See Nurture.

Etymology: F. chérir, fr. cher dear, fr. L. carus. See Caress Finish

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Be fond of; be attached to
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1966 11 11 0
1967 24 24 0
1968 28 28 0
1969 44 44 0
1970 40 40 0
1971 63 63 0
1972 85 85 0
1973 86 86 0
1974 132 132 0
1975 103 103 0
1976 93 93 0
1977 103 103 0
1978 84 84 0
1979 77 77 0
1980 63 63 0
1981 73 73 0
1982 96 96 0
1983 160 160 0
1984 210 210 0
1985 192 192 0
1986 263 263 0
1987 243 243 0
1988 200 200 0
1989 222 222 0
1990 184 184 0
1991 175 175 0
1992 168 168 0
1993 183 183 0
1994 143 143 0
1995 162 162 0
1996 156 156 0
1997 179 179 0
1998 155 155 0
1999 159 159 0
2000 181 181 0
2001 196 196 0
2002 189 189 0
2003 200 200 0
2004 232 232 0
2005 206 206 0
2006 369 369 0
2007 461 461 0
2008 407 407 0
2009 422 422 0
2010 368 368 0
2011 384 384 0
2012 358 358 0
2013 346 346 0
2014 345 345 0
2015 288 288 0
2016 273 273 0

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Popularity of Cherish as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Cherish

  • How Popular is the name Cherish? Cherish is the 2,528th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cherish have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,584 babies born with the first name Cherish in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cherish to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cherish? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1966 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Cherish first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cherish is Thursday, December 1st, 1949.
  • What year had the most people named Cherish born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cherish was in 2007 with a total of 461 babies.
  • Random Cherish Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cherish ranks 91st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 11 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Cherish: Your name in reverse order is Hsirehc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Icshehr. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.