Cheryl

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440k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cheryl

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

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Coined in the early 20th century, possibly a blend of Cherie or Cherry and Beryl. (See cher for the etymology of Cherie.)

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Cheryl

They hold the title Fight for This Love" and Call My Name". They have been prominent since 1990. Cheryl was given the name Cheryl Ann Tweedy on June 30th, 1983 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England.

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Cheryl Hines is an actress, director, and producer. She has had major accomplishments since 1993. Cheryl was given the name Cheryl Ruth Hines on September 21st, 1965 in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.

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Cheryl Ladd is an actress and singer. Her ongoing career started in 1970. Cheryl was given the name Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor on July 12th, 1951 in Huron, South Dakota, United States.

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Cheryl Mills is a Chief of Staff to the United States Secretary of State, Counselor of the United States Department of State, and Chief of Staffto theUnited States Secretary of State. Cheryl was born in 1965.

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Cheryl Blossom is a fictional character.

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Cheryl was given the name Cheryl Nyland on September 17th, 1968 in Spangler, Pennsylvania. Cheryl is also known as Sugar.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cheryl

Karen Cheryl is a singing, actor, radio personality, television presenter, singer, actress, and radio presenter. Her ongoing career started in 1975. Karen was given the name Isabelle Morizet on July 19th, 1955 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

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Womack%252525252C was born on December 31st, 1950 in Kansas City, Kansas.

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

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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 440 440 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 13,240 13,220 20 #25 girl name
1949 12,024 12,007 17 #28 girl name
1950 11,839 11,825 14 #29 girl name
1951 12,008 11,989 19 #30 girl name
1952 12,213 12,196 17 #31 girl name
1953 12,286 12,267 19 #28 girl name
1954 15,038 15,012 26 #22 girl name
1955 19,131 19,099 32 #19 girl name
1956 21,303 21,278 25 #18 girl name
1957 22,682 22,640 42 #16 girl name
1958 24,172 24,112 60 #13 girl name
1959 20,984 20,944 40 #18 girl name
1960 19,173 19,125 48 #17 girl name
1961 18,333 18,291 42 #20 girl name
1962 16,632 16,587 45 #24 girl name
1963 15,084 15,047 37 #24 girl name
1964 14,120 14,077 43 #29 girl name
1965 12,587 12,553 34 #31 girl name
1966 11,737 11,712 25 #34 girl name
1967 10,796 10,767 29 #35 girl name
1968 9,171 9,143 28 #37 girl name
1969 8,365 8,345 20 #41 girl name
1970 7,465 7,441 24 #44 girl name
1971 6,342 6,330 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 3,176 3,168 8 #94 girl name
1979 3,216 3,210 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 1,231 1,223 8
1986 1,038 1,030 8
1987 965 960 5
1988 888 888 0
1989 731 731 0
1990 623 616 7
1991 539 539 0
1992 441 441 0
1993 374 374 0
1994 307 307 0
1995 255 255 0
1996 250 250 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 84 84 0
2008 91 91 0
2009 64 64 0
2010 78 78 0
2011 64 64 0
2012 72 72 0
2013 54 54 0
2014 58 58 0
2015 55 55 0
2016 71 71 0

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Popularity of Cheryl as a first name

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Common last names for Cheryl

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Young
  • White
  • Anderson
  • Robinson
  • Martin
  • Nelson
  • Moore

Fun Facts about the name Cheryl

  • How Popular is the name Cheryl? Cheryl is the 147th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Cheryl have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 440,115 babies born with the first name Cheryl in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cheryl to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cheryl? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1909 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Cheryl first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cheryl is Friday, August 23rd, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Cheryl born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cheryl was in 1958 with a total of 24,112 babies. That's a lot of babies named Cheryl!
  • Random Cheryl Factoid: According to the 1957 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cheryl ranks 16th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 344 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1957.
  • Weird things about the name Cheryl: Your name in reverse order is Lyrehc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lyerhc. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
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