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Subject: Welcome to BtN, Cheryl!
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: August 30, 2001 at 9:42:29 PM
Reply to: The real ethnicity of the name Cheryl by cheryl
And thanks for the props. I'm blushing. :)

According to my reference sources, the name Cheryl came into popular usage in the 1920s and was a development from "Cherry" -- an old pet name for "Charity". Charity, of course, was a Puritan virtue name, derived from the New Testament word for love. Tracing this word back to its New Testament Greek roots, the original form would be "Charis".

How'd I do? ;)

-- Nanaea

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