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231k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
7k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Sherry

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84k Sherri (American)
61k Sheri (American)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1909 5 5 0
1913 6 6 0
1914 11 11 0
1915 7 7 0
1916 12 12 0
1917 13 13 0
1918 26 26 0
1919 14 14 0
1920 29 24 5
1921 37 37 0
1922 40 40 0
1923 53 46 7
1924 56 47 9
1925 72 67 5
1926 73 64 9
1927 81 81 0
1928 81 75 6
1929 79 74 5
1930 104 91 13
1931 98 98 0
1932 133 125 8
1933 132 126 6
1934 199 191 8
1935 449 436 13
1936 585 568 17
1937 660 649 11
1938 681 673 8
1939 751 739 12
1940 873 858 15
1941 1,264 1,252 12
1942 1,835 1,818 17
1943 2,330 2,314 16
1944 2,755 2,734 21 #100 girl name
1945 2,692 2,676 16
1946 4,537 4,518 19 #73 girl name
1947 5,602 5,579 23 #67 girl name
1948 5,744 5,716 28 #61 girl name
1949 5,313 5,292 21 #68 girl name
1950 5,828 5,809 19 #62 girl name
1951 5,916 5,894 22 #69 girl name
1952 5,973 5,954 19 #68 girl name
1953 5,956 5,938 18 #70 girl name
1954 7,126 7,117 9 #62 girl name
1955 7,783 7,763 20 #56 girl name
1956 7,910 7,894 16 #54 girl name
1957 7,838 7,814 24 #55 girl name
1958 6,814 6,799 15 #67 girl name
1959 7,359 7,343 16 #58 girl name
1960 8,337 8,311 26 #54 girl name
1961 8,382 8,359 23 #53 girl name
1962 9,264 9,226 38 #48 girl name
1963 9,091 9,065 26 #49 girl name
1964 8,515 8,489 26 #50 girl name
1965 7,412 7,389 23 #56 girl name
1966 7,009 6,983 26 #53 girl name
1967 7,153 7,131 22 #51 girl name
1968 6,453 6,429 24 #52 girl name
1969 6,156 6,139 17 #55 girl name
1970 5,940 5,914 26 #60 girl name
1971 5,587 5,562 25 #60 girl name
1972 4,469 4,448 21 #70 girl name
1973 3,973 3,954 19 #76 girl name
1974 3,446 3,434 12 #90 girl name
1975 3,056 3,043 13 #95 girl name
1976 2,364 2,358 6
1977 2,080 2,072 8
1978 1,842 1,829 13
1979 1,600 1,589 11
1980 1,411 1,404 7
1981 1,271 1,266 5
1982 1,051 1,046 5
1983 939 930 9
1984 885 879 6
1985 830 822 8
1986 676 670 6
1987 574 567 7
1988 546 546 0
1989 456 451 5
1990 399 399 0
1991 358 353 5
1992 305 305 0
1993 315 315 0
1994 244 244 0
1995 203 203 0
1996 161 161 0
1997 166 166 0
1998 142 142 0
1999 114 114 0
2000 126 126 0
2001 114 114 0
2002 126 126 0
2003 113 113 0
2004 104 104 0
2005 89 89 0
2006 91 91 0
2007 95 95 0
2008 77 77 0
2009 77 77 0
2010 64 64 0
2011 69 69 0
2012 72 72 0
2013 63 63 0
2014 62 62 0
2015 77 77 0

Fun Facts about the name Sherry

  • How many people with the first name Sherry have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 230,529 babies born with the first name Sherry in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sherry to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sherry? 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 Sherry first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sherry is Thursday, March 28th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Sherry born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sherry was in 1962 with a total of 9,226 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sherry!
  • Random Sherry Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sherry ranks 42nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 226 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1956.
  • Weird things about the name Sherry: Your name in reverse order is Yrrehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hsyrer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sherry? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,271 people with the last name Sherry.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sherry? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Sherry as their last name.
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Popularity of Sherry as a first name

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Popularity of Sherry as a last name

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Common last names for Sherry

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • Walker
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sherry U.S.
  White 92.08% 64.26%
  African American 2.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.84% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sherry

People with the last name Sherry are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

American

Origin and Meaning of Sherry

The name "Sherry" is of American origin, and it means "Darling". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sher"ry
A Spanish light-colored dry wine, made in Andalusia. As prepared for commerce it is colored a straw color or a deep amber by mixing with it cheap wine boiled down.

Etymology: So called from Xeres, a Spanish town near Cadiz, x in Spanish having been formerly pronounced like sh in English

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Dry to sweet amber wine from the Jerez region of southern Spain or similar wines produced elsewhere; usually drunk as an aperitif
  1. A female given name, from the sherry wine, or a variant of Cheri.

Sherry Stringfield

Sherry Stringfield is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to present. Sherry was born in 1967 as Sherry Lea Stringfield in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.

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Sherry Lansing

Sherry Lansing is a film studio executive with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1968 to 2008. Sherry was born in 1944 as Sherry Lee Duhl in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Sherry

Sherry Baby
Sherry Maragh
Sherry Vinegar
Sherry Vinaigrette
Sherry Wine
Sherry Chen
Sherry Dyson
Sherry Jackson
Sherry Berry

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sherry

Larry Sherry

Larry Sherry is a MLB player. Larry was born in 1935 in Los Angeles, California.

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What does the name Sherry mean?

Sis for select, as few are chosen.

His for heart, warm and loving.

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Ris for relax, you know how!

Ris for righteous, you know when you're right.

Yis for young, the years never show!

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