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Cheryl has a soft sound and sounds like "cherry". Wish it was used more nowadays.
Ah, Cheryl seems like a very nice name to me. Too bad it doesn't listen so much anymore, right? It seems to me that it has fallen into oblivion a bit. I hope that in a few years there will be more Cheryls in the world. I think it is an elegant, classy and beautiful name.
I can see this name making a comeback. It’s certainly worthy of one. Pretty, feminine and ages well.

What more could you possibly want? I’d use it!
This is a pretty name.
My name is Cheryl Lynn and I think it's just right. Came from my aunt Shirley and my aunt Carol, my mother's sisters, and here I am Cheryl. There should always be a reason you name your kids who they are and if there is no personal connection to it then it's just a name and no connection but I'm connected to my name and I know I have a meaning to this life.
I was born Cheryl Lind in 1955. I did not like being called CHERRIL or SHERRY (I was given the name because my mothers side had lots of Charlotte. She HAD to make mine Cheryl. I'm a % French so it did not bother me. I prefer my middle name to stay where it is and legally change Cheryl to another name that my great gran would have loved.
No more Cheryl for me.
Lovely.
Karen Cheryl, French singer from the 1990s. Her videos are watched by the millions still on youtube. She was very popular and an Albanian and French African told me about her in the late 1990s in Germany of all places. The Abanian lived in Belgium. Some Chinese and Vietnamese immigrants in Australia adopt this name. Cher is Chinese too.
Lana Turner had a daughter, Cheryl Crane; not Rita Hayworth. MY MOTHER wanted to call me Lee. BIO father got his way. I changed my name to Cheryl-Leigh Katarina and use Katarina more. Cheryl is an anglicized version of the French girl's name Cheri. It was introduced into America by French Canadians. I read it was the most popular girl name in the USA in 1967. But reports vary. Cheryl Crow was a famous Canadian singer in the 1990s. Cheryl Cole is current in the UK as a singer and model. SHE is in her 30s and very popular. Cher means expensive in French. CHERE means dear one IN French. Cheri means 'my darling' in French. It has connections to Welsh culture too. Cheryllyn was Cher; the singer's original name.
Alternate spelling ♡ Sheryl Crow was a famous Canadian singer in the 1990s. Cheryl Cole; her maiden name; is current in the UK as a singer and model. Someone else here used her married name which is Southern European. SHE is in her 30s and very popular. Cher means expensive in French. CHERE means dear -for letters- in French. Cheri means darling in French. It has connections to Welsh culture too. Cheryllyn was Cher; the singer's original name.
Sherrill Lyn is my name born in '58. Namesake is my daddy Charles and means beloved which I am also, a great way a dear companion. Love my name but dislike when people call it out wrongly, Sherl Sharon. It's a really delicate dainty name and I really embrace my name as an artistic, creative being.
This name always reminds me of cherries, or more specifically, sherry. Seems quite rich and vivid, like Rose.
Cheryl is the name of my cousin sister who was born in 2002.
I like this name because I find this name sweet, delicate and feminine!
However, if your kid uses this name, you'd better tell others the correct pronunciation and the correct spelling of this name, otherwise, people may call them "Cherry" or "Salad", and misspell the name as "Sheryl".
My thoughts regarding this particular name is not unpopular. Like many, I as well perceive this name as being dated and very much unattractive.
Cheryl was used as early as 1931 in the United States.
This name peaked in the U.S. around the year 1958 or so.
Old name from the fifties and even before that.
This name needs to be retired. It's 2018, not 1978. If you need a modern name that starts with C, try Chelsea, Caitlin or Cassandra/Cassie.
In 2018, 52 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Cheryl who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 115th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
Cheryl is a very pretty name. I do not care for Cher.
Cheryl is a lovely name just the way it is.
I'm Cheryl Elaine born in 1958. I love my name.
Cheryl Gates McFadden is the full name of the beautiful actress Gates McFadden, who played Dr. Beverly Crusher on "Star Trek, the Next Generation".
Cheryl Tunt is a character on the animated TV series "Archer".
Cheryl Beth Tenbush is an actress, host, reality television participant and model. Tenbush won the second installment of the CW reality series, Beauty and the Geek, in which she was partnered with Josh Herman. Tenbush assisted in casting the third season of Beauty and the Geek. She was also on a special Celebrity Edition of MTV's Exposed. Tenbush made a cameo in the sequel to the movie Waiting... titled Still Waiting... She appeared in a scene with Adam Carolla.
Cheryl Stephanie Burke is an American dancer, model and TV host. She is best known for being one of the professional dancers on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, where she was the first female professional to win the show and the first professional to win twice and consecutively. She participated in 19 seasons. She came in second on the first season of I Can Do That, losing to Nicole Scherzinger on the final three-person-super-group performance, having led the competition since week 2. She will also be replacing Abby Lee Miller on Dance Moms in 2017.
Cheryl Burton is an American news anchor. Since 1992, Burton has been working for ABC 7 Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Burton anchors the station's 5 p.m. newscast alongside Alan Krashesky and is a contributor on the 10 p.m. newscast.
Cheryl Ruth Hines is an American actress, comedian, producer and director, known for her role as Larry David's wife Cheryl on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards. She also starred as Dallas Royce on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory. In 2009, she made her directorial debut with Serious Moonlight. She is also a poker enthusiast with career winnings totaling $50,000.
Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini is an English singer, dancer, and television personality. Born and raised in Tyne and Wear, she rose to fame in late 2002 upon winning a place in the girl group Girls Aloud after participating in ITV's Popstars: The Rivals. While still in the group, she began a solo career in April 2009, releasing her first solo studio album, 3 Words, in October. The album was a commercial success, giving rise to three successful singles, including "Fight for This Love", which entered at number one on the UK charts and became the best selling single of the year. In October 2010, Cheryl released her second studio album, Messy Little Raindrops, which produced two singles, the first of which, "Promise This", also debuted at number one. She released her third solo album A Million Lights in June 2012, with lead single "Call My Name" becoming her third number one single. Her fourth album, Only Human, was released in 2014, after Girls Aloud's split the previous year, and produced three singles, including "Crazy Stupid Love" and "I Don't Care"; both reached number one in the UK, making Cheryl the first British female artist to have five number ones in the UK, a record she still holds.
Cheryl Tweedy is an English singer, dancer and television personality. She first gained fame as part of the girl group ‘Girls Aloud’, before embarking on her solo career. Cheryl and Ashley Cole began dating in 2004 and announced their engagement in 2005. They married each other in 2006, but she filed for divorce four years later, citing ‘unreasonable behaviour’. It was revealed that Ashley Cole was unfaithful to her on multiple occasions during the marriage.
Cheryl Rixon is an Australian actress and model. She was chosen as a Penthouse Pet of the Month in 1977 and later as Pet of the Year in 1979. Rixon now lives in the US and designs jewelry which she sells under the name of 'Royal Order'. She is married to club owner Art Davis with whom she has two sons, Dylan and Luke Davis.
Cheryl Christine and I was born in 73. I've always pronounced my name as Cher ell.
I also know quite a few Cheryl's.
Another Cheryl Ann here, born in 1966 in the midwest USA... My hillbilly Grandmother could never quite get the spelling, opting for Chrlye... and always called me Shur-lann... I don't think it's a bad name at all... I think it's pretty, if I do say so myself, and why not... I didn't choose it, it was given to me! :)
My name is Cheryl Anne and I was born 1959. I was told I was named after the Tug Boat on the TV series called "Waterfront" I looked it up and there are a lot of women born in the 50's who were named Cheryl Ann and named after this same tug boat. (life is funny) There's a facebook group for it too.

I have always had challenges with people spelling my name. When I say it, it sounds like Cherold. Maybe it's just how I pronounce it. When people ask me how to spell it, I say "C" and they write "S". Funny.

The other thing I noticed odd is the "YL" part of the spelling. I notice that most people when writing it will mix the two letters up or leave one of them out. I realize that there are not many words in the English language that have "YL" as an ending. Words usually end "LY" Odd...

I once had a relative that would send me Christmas cards every year they would write my name completely different from all the other years. That was really funny.

I knew there were a few ways to spell Cheryl, but during my research I found that there are actually a lot of ways to spell it.

Here's to you, all you Cheryl Anne's or Cheryl Ann's, we all make history!
The name Cheryl was given to 55 girls born in the US in 2015.
I'm a younger bearer of this name, born in 2001 on the West Coast. All the other Cheryl's I've met are well over 30, although there is a Sherrie and a Sharon in my class.
I am a Cheryl circa 1958. My name was inspired by Rita Hayworth's daughter Cheryl Crane. Cheryl Crawford was Joan Crawford's abused daughter. I hated this name. No one could spell it, nor even try to. It wasn't cute like Linda or Diane. It was years before I met another Cheryl. P.S. I was born on the west coast. Calling all people with a name they didn't choose trash is rude. I hate the nicknames for it too - Cheri, Cher Bear.
Cheryl is an anglicized version of the French girls' name Cherie/Cheri. It appeared in the 1920s in Europe and the USA. Cher means loved one or dear one in French. Cheri means my darling in French. Cheryl Crane was the daughter of Lana Turner, not Rita Hayworth as mentioned in a previous comment.
This is my 51 year old mother's name. While it isn't a bad name, it's hard to imagine it on a small child. Most Cheryls I know of are middle age.
Cheryl is a really pretty & sweet name for a girl! I love this name. :)
I was named Cheryl after a singer in the 50's... and yes I was born in the 50's. I am amazed by how many people spell the name Cherly... hate that! I can find Cheryl on various items in stores so no problems there! It does mean "beloved". I'm often called Carol... which I also hate. I wouldn't change my name to any other!
There was a Cheryl at school whose name was owed to the fact that her parents' names = Charles and Beryl
She was the class snob and her full combo was Cheryl Marilyn - ironically rather downmarket in my honest opinion, though pretty in its way.
Cheryl Lynn Holdridge (Born: June 20, 1944, Died: January 6, 2009) was an American actress, best known as an original cast member of The Mickey Mouse Club.
Cheryl is a gorgeous name that isn't overly common. I love the meaning - "beloved". Cher Bear could be a cute nickname. It can get misspelled easily. I love the real spelling though.
From what I understand, the name Cheryl has two possible origins. One could be it's a feminized spelling of the male name Ceorl which is the Anglo-Saxon version of Charles. This would mean Cheryl is a name much in the same vein as Charlotte, Carly, Caroline, Carla and so on.

The second, and IMO more likely origin is that Cheryl is a variant of Cherie which in turn is the French version of the Italian name Cara which means Darling. There is also the very similar Welsh name Carys.
Now considered quite dated in the US, the name Cheryl has long since fallen out of the top 1000. It's still in use though, being given to 72 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Actually I have met a couple of older bearers of this name in the South who pronounce the first syllable the same as the word "chair."
Cheryl is an okay name, I just don't see anything that great about it... but I don't see anything too bad about it either. (I just wouldn't wanna be named Cheryl).
I'm Cheryl Ann, born in 1980. My mother said that there was a TV show many years ago with a tug boat named the Cheryl Ann, and she always knew that's what she would name a girl if she had one. I have to love the name just because she gave it to me, but gotta admit I don't like the sound of it much, the "shh" sound at the beginning is not good for a girl, and the the "ull" sound at the end is not feminine. I love in the south too, and lots of people pronounce it 'shurull', which is awful. If you say it like "shairul", it's a little better. Combine this with the fact that no one seems to know how to spell it. I've seen people incorrectly write 'Cherly' my whole life, and why, I don't know. Take it from me, don't do this to your kid.
This name sounds really white trash to me. Probably because the one women I know with this name is a chain smoker who works at a junk yard and lives in a trailer park. Age is late 50s, so it sounds a bit dated as well.

The spelling looks off to me, and the sounded is kind of rough. The names 'Michelle' and 'Siobhan' have the 'sh' sound but are... softer to me. Cheryl sounds like a type of rock.
I am a Cheryl, in fact I share both first and last names with the female basketball player which a couple of you mentioned on here already. I was born in 1980 in Richmond, Va. Something I am a little surprised to see has not been pointed out by anyone else yet is how in some parts of the South (including Richmond, Va) people pronounce the name like SURE-UL with most of the emphasis placed on the SHH - ERR - part at the beginning (think like the same way people say shiver, only in this case it has an "r" where the "v" is). Pronounced this way it changes everything about the word really.
Cheryl is a lovely name for a girl. It sounds really sweet and feminine. My daughter is called Cheryl and she is 2 years old and I do not think it sounds old fashioned like some people make it out to be. It is a very classy and beautiful name that can get shortened to 'Cher' or 'Cherie' which I really like.
My aunt's name is Cheryl, and like the Cheryl who posted earlier, she was born in 1968. However, unlike the other Cheryl, we're all from Chicago, so I wouldn't really call this an "east coast" name. While I couldn't picture my crazy aunt with any other name, I have to say that I'm fairly indifferent to the name by itself. It's not terrible, but it doesn't really do anything for me.
Cheryl Norton is the real name of '80s R&B singer Cherrelle.
I feel indifferent to the name Cheryl, but I guess it's quite pretty.
Cheryl was the name of the girl in the book "Hey Nostradamus" by Douglas Coupland. She was killed in the school shooting at Delbrook Senior Secondary. The first part of the book is told by her.
In my opinion Cheryl sounds like a grandmas name. It also reminds me of the singer Cher who is quite old as well. I would not name my child this.
Cheryl Blossom is a fictional character in the Archie Comics universe. She was originally introduced as a third, redheaded love interest for Archie to compliment sweet, girl next door blonde Betty and spoilt, rich bitch brunette Veronica. However, many of Cheryl's personality traits resemble Veronica more than being a compromise of the two. Cheryl disappeared from the comics shortly after her introduction as she was deemed too sexual for a children's comic book. However, Cheryl made an illustrious return in the 1994 "Love Showdown" series where Archie chooses neither Betty or Veronica and ends up with Cheryl.
Cheryl Burke is one of the professional ballroom dancers on "Dancing With the Stars". She has won twice, with celebrity partners Drew Lachey and Emmitt Smith. Her partner this past season was Olympic sprinter Maurice Greene.
My sister's name is Cheryl Anne. She was named by our father, after a famous fishing boat off the Carolina shore. It was used in a movie, I believe, and caught on fire. Hot name I guess! ha ha-- she was born in 1979.
Really dated to me.
Courtney Thorne Smith plays Cheryl in the sitcom According to Jim. Cheryl is the name of the wife of Jim, playing by James Belushi. It's a very funny show!
I'm Cheryl. My mother apparently named me after a college friend. Sorry to have to date myself in order to contribute to the history of the name, but I was born in 1968. I've been told it is an east-coast name. My mother is from Pennsylvania.

I've never personally known anyone else with the name Cheryl. Some famous Cheryls are Cheryl Tiegs and Cheryl Ladd, both popular during the '70s.
Cheryl means beloved.
Cheryl Mason was the seven-year-old daughter of protagonist Harry Mason in the game "Silent Hill". She becomes separated from her father at the beginning of the game, and the events that follow are from his attempts to find her.
That's weird, in the movie version of Silent Hill the little girl is named Sharon and it's her mother, not her father. I prefer Sharon, Cheryl is sort of like the name Madison in this generation: it became really popular all of a sudden, it got so common people felt the need to make up their own kre8tiv spellings, and within 20 years it died down. Hopefully, the whole Madison trend will go the same direction.
I always start thinking of Chevy trucks when I read this name, besides it sounds like a bleach-blonde middle-aged woman from the south. Maybe it's that Chevrolet analogy.
The name Cheryl first featured in the top 1,000 for girls in the United States in the 1930s (607th position), and rose from there to a peak in 1950 (19th position), after which it gradually declined in popularity, falling out of the top 1,000 again at the end of the 1990s. If Cheryl Crawford's real first name was nothing other than Cheryl, then she would have been WAY ahead of her time!
Cheryl Hardy is an Italo Disco singer of the mid 80s.
Actually this name is older than the 1900's, though not widely used. It is the feminine form of the name, Charles, which can mean "manly", thus Cheryl means "womanly". It is actually more Saxon or Germanic than French.
A bearer of this name is Cheryl Cole/Tweedy, a member of the girl band Girls Aloud.
Actually Cheryl was in use at least a couple of decades before the 1920s. The first famous person to have the name was the Broadway producer Cheryl Crawford, who was born in 1902. All of the information I have on her so far gives her name matter of factly and so I don't think it was a stage name she invented after she became an adult:
http://www3.uakron.edu/schlcomm/womenshistory/crawford_c.htm
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