|Subject:||Re: origins of "Cheryl"|
|Author:||chazda (Authenticated as chazda)|
|Date:||October 3, 2004 at 2:39:19 AM|
|Reply to:||origins of "Cheryl" by macgrub|
My trusty name dictionary says Cheryl is a "development" of Cherry, influenced by Beryl which was popular in the 1920s (when Cheryl was first used). It was originally pronounced with a hard Ch, but then French Cherie and its phonetic form Sherry became popular (30s or so).. and by the 40s Sheryl appeared -- maybe because some bearers of Cheryl said it with a Sh.
My dictionary author usually notes famous bearers in his entries, but none are mentioned for Cheryl.
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