Cheryl

Cheryl - A very unique female name



  Aug 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Cheryl, meaning darling, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1924 on position #1715. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Cheryl and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Cheryl? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Cheryl. The baby girl name Cheryl was given to 31 baby girls in 2012, ranking #2464 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 45,589 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Cheryl peaked in popularity 61 years ago in 1958 on position 13.



Famous with this name

Cheryl Starbuck
Cheryl Ladd
Cheryl Cole


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Rating: 4/5 (13 people)


Cheryl is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Cheryl is currently topping the baby name charts in Ohio at position #1,263 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,695.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Cheryl is where you live.


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Cheryl origin and meaning

Cheryl is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means darling. To see famous people named Cheryl, pop culture references for the name Cheryl and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Cheryl

We've found the following names that sound similar to Cheryl, sorted by popularity.

Carol / Carla / Carole / Carly / Carley / Charlie / Carlie / Carlee / Carli / Charla /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122464
20112930
20102704
20093359
20082191
20072392
20062189
20052137
20041662
20031648
20021689
20011371
20001461
19991211
19981146
19971010
1996827
1995812
1994691
1993608
1992537
1991456
1990420
1989345
1988281
1987260
1986247
1985209
1984203
1983176
1982159
1981134
1980119
197994
197894
1977134
1976105
197597
197488
197374
197256
197150
197044
196941
196837
196735
196634
196531
196429
196324
196224
196120
196017
195918
195813
195716
195618
195519
195422
195328
195231
195130
195029
194928
194825
194724
194627
194532
194436
1943102
1942281
1941314
1940412
1939389
1938314
1937562
1936670
1935655
1934752
1933971
19321486
19311051
19301295
19291739
19281039
19241715

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Ohio1263
New York1397
California1695

Even more about Cheryl


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Cheryl a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Cheryl?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1958
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Cheryl
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 45,589
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1924
2012 births +31

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