Sheryl

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79k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sheryl

"Sheryl" is a name of English origin, and it means "Form of Cheryl". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. A female given name, variant of Cheryl or Shirley.

Notable Persons Named Sheryl

Sheryl Sandberg is a coo of facebook, chief operating officer, and coooffacebook. She has been prominent since 1991. Sheryl was given the name Sheryl Kara Sandberg on August 28th, 1969 in Washington, D.C.

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Sheryl Crow is a musician. She plays Fender Telecaster. Her ongoing career started in 1985. Sheryl was given the name Sheryl Suzanne Crow on February 11th, 1962 in Kennett, Missouri.

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Sherilyn Fenn is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1984 to present. Sherilyn was given the name Sheryl Ann Fenn on February 1st, 1965 in Detroit, Michigan, US.

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Sheryl Lee is an actor and actress. Her ongoing career started in 1987. Sheryl was given the name Sheryl Lynn Lee on April 22nd, 1967 in Augsburg.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph is an actor, singing, activism, actress, singer, and activist. Her career lasted from 1977 to 1977. Sheryl was born on December 30th, 1956 in Waterbury, Connecticut.

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Sheryl Underwood is a comedian, actor, television presenter, comedienne, actress, and television host. Sheryl was born on October 28th, 1963 in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1921 7 7 0
1923 6 6 0
1924 6 6 0
1925 6 6 0
1926 7 7 0
1927 10 10 0
1928 10 10 0
1929 9 9 0
1930 5 5 0
1931 12 12 0
1932 5 0 5
1933 24 24 0
1934 31 31 0
1935 32 32 0
1936 57 57 0
1937 82 77 5
1938 154 154 0
1939 135 135 0
1940 155 155 0
1941 195 195 0
1942 324 324 0
1943 593 588 5
1944 959 950 9
1945 1,062 1,055 7
1946 1,643 1,632 11
1947 1,848 1,835 13
1948 2,016 2,008 8
1949 1,980 1,971 9
1950 2,115 2,110 5
1951 1,940 1,935 5
1952 2,248 2,242 6
1953 2,407 2,400 7
1954 2,939 2,932 7
1955 3,410 3,410 0
1956 3,901 3,893 8
1957 4,140 4,129 11
1958 3,796 3,791 5
1959 3,547 3,540 7
1960 3,067 3,057 10
1961 3,125 3,119 6
1962 3,244 3,244 0
1963 3,113 3,105 8
1964 2,962 2,957 5
1965 2,535 2,535 0
1966 2,219 2,211 8
1967 2,249 2,239 10
1968 1,893 1,885 8
1969 1,706 1,706 0
1970 1,471 1,471 0
1971 1,198 1,192 6
1972 954 954 0
1973 801 795 6
1974 675 675 0
1975 576 576 0
1976 452 452 0
1977 385 385 0
1978 445 445 0
1979 412 412 0
1980 358 358 0
1981 319 319 0
1982 299 299 0
1983 219 219 0
1984 220 220 0
1985 198 198 0
1986 198 198 0
1987 175 175 0
1988 153 153 0
1989 135 135 0
1990 118 118 0
1991 109 109 0
1992 83 83 0
1993 89 89 0
1994 73 73 0
1995 68 68 0
1996 58 58 0
1997 53 53 0
1998 46 46 0
1999 52 52 0
2000 45 45 0
2001 35 35 0
2002 31 31 0
2003 54 54 0
2004 47 47 0
2005 26 26 0
2006 28 28 0
2007 23 23 0
2008 45 45 0
2009 27 27 0
2010 32 32 0
2011 24 24 0
2012 19 19 0
2013 27 27 0
2014 23 23 0
2015 17 17 0
2016 30 30 0

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Popularity of Sheryl as a first name

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Common last names for Sheryl

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Davis
  • Martin
  • Scott
  • Lewis
  • Cooper

Fun Facts about the name Sheryl

  • How Popular is the name Sheryl? Sheryl is the 747th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sheryl have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 78,854 babies born with the first name Sheryl in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sheryl to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sheryl? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Sheryl first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sheryl is Sunday, March 18th, 1894.
  • What year had the most people named Sheryl born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sheryl was in 1957 with a total of 4,129 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sheryl!
  • Random Sheryl Factoid: According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sheryl ranks 64th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 86 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1954.
  • Weird things about the name Sheryl: Your name in reverse order is Lyrehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Heylsr. 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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