SHERRY
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: SHER-ee   [key]
Meaning & History
Before the 20th century this was probably from the Irish surname Ó Searraigh meaning "descendent of Searrach" (a name meaning "foal" in Gaelic). Later it may have been reinforced by the French word chérie meaning "darling", or the English word sherry, a type of fortified wine named from the Spanish town of Jerez. This name came into popular use during the 1920s, inspired by other similar-sounding names and by Collette's novels 'Chéri' (1920, English translation 1929) and 'The Last of Chéri' (1926, English translation 1932), in which it is a masculine name.
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