Hi Everyone, especially Nanaea, whose vast knowledge of names and naming I much admire. I am a new contributor to the board and would like to challenge Nanaea or anyone else to tell me the ethnicity of the name Cheryl. Contrary to most people's definition, it is not French, although it is from the French Cherie meaning "love" or "dear one". I know where it comes from as I have researched the name. If I go to one more names site that tells me Cheryl is a French name I shall scream and scream. Well I have thrown down the gauntlet. Anyone care to take it up?