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When I was in high school, the most popular girl and class president was a very friendly girl named Sherri. She knew everybody and was a bright student. She planned to become a doctor. Don't know if she ever made it, but I named my dog Sherri after her as a tribute.
Sebaku  5/2/2019
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With all the Blonde girls in my family I'm almost certain my daughter will be blonde, so I'd choose this name since it makes me think of a blonde but I'd spell it Sherrie.
R_Raines22  3/23/2019
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In 2018, 48 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Sherry who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 247th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
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Reminds me too much of wine. The spelling Cherie is better.
kayisforkeen  9/16/2018
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Sherry Birkin, from the Resident Evil game series.
― Anonymous User  8/11/2018
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Sherry Jackson is an American actress and former child star. Sherry D. Jackson was born in 1942 to Maurita Kathleen Gilbert and Curtis Loys Jackson Jr. Of Wendell, Idaho. Her mother provided drama, singing, and dancing lessons for Sherry and her two brothers, Curtis L. Jackson Jr. And Gary L. Jackson, beginning in their formative years. After her husband died in 1948, Maurita moved the family from Wendell to Los Angeles.
cutenose  5/30/2017
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I absolutely LOOOOVE, Love, Love, Love, LOOOOVE this name! It is one of the things I love most about myself.

I am my parents' tenth and last child. After I was born, my father came home and asked my eager siblings to suggest some names. One of my brothers, five at the time, said "Blossom", but (thankfully!) my other brother said, "No, name her Sherry!", and I've been enjoying that name ever since.

My name is spelt Cherry on my birth certificate, but in second grade my teacher must have thought I was spelling it wrong and made me spell it with 'S'. I now use an affidavit to clear up confusion because I still use both spellings. I like that, but I always insist on one pronunciation, Sher-ree. When my name is spelt with 'C' people call me Chair-ree, which doesn't sound right. It's not me.

I love that my name is derived from a fruit, a place in Spain, and the wine made there. I also like that it means 'darling' or 'dear one'. I think this is a lovely name for a little girl because it is fun, optimistic and friendly. Cheery is a nice, modern twist on the traditional spelling. (I can spell it in at least 30 different ways!) Most people like this name, especially guys I've met or dated.

I've had people tell me that most girls named Sherry are pretty, and I think so, too.
girl0670  4/25/2017
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The name Sherry was given to 77 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/14/2016
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My mom's name is Sherry and she's a very strong and independent woman. I look up to her and hope to somewhat be like her someday. She's very funny and stays true to her word. I love this name, and might name my future children after her.
Menellie  6/12/2016
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The name Sherry was given to 72 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
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In The Outsiders Cherry Valance's real name is actually Sherri. Although I like the spelling Sherry better (:
lollie  6/7/2013
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I think there is a third origin which may be even more important for this name. There is an Irish surname Sherry which is derived, according to MacLysaght, from the word "searrach" meaning "foal". The first examples of people with the given name Sherry in the US census are men, not women, the first example being Sherry Greenage in the 1790 census of Maryland. Maryland was one of the states where families with the surname Sherry also occur in 1790.

In wasn't until about 1890 that there are examples of girls named Sherry. It looks to me like Sherry was a rare male name before 1890, and then was adopted as a female name because of its similarity in sound to Shirley and Terry, which were surnames which were established as female given names before Sherry was.

I think Sherry and Cherie became popular are the same time because their sound fit in with the fashions of the day. I don't think either of them was derived from the other, but that they naturally became confused early on, leading to blended spellings like Sherie, Sheree, etc. [noted -ed]
clevelandkentevans  2/28/2012
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In Neil Gaiman's short story, "A Study in Emerald", Sherry Vernet is the stage name of the Tall Man - a rare case of a male Sherry. It has been speculated that it was in fact a nickname for Sherrinford.
La Reina  1/30/2012
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This is the real name of Cherry in the novel The Outsiders by S.E Hinton! (great book=)
-BekahBoo  12/3/2010
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I guess this could also be a nickname for Sharon.
elizabeth hamlet  4/1/2009
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This is my name, and I absolutely hate it. I don't like the way it sounds, or the alcohol connotation - and as an added bonus, I've been followed by Frankie Valli and Steve Perry my entire life. Thanks, Mom and Dad.
FMRadio  5/10/2008
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Well, it sounds far better than Brandy, bwahaha! The name is, like Brandy, quite a cutesy and girly name, however. It sounds more like a nickname for a little girl named Sheryl or Sherilyn than the official name of an adult. This spelling is too reminiscent of the drink, even though it sure doesn't sound as trashy as Tequila.
slight night shiver  5/7/2008
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Sherry is a Spanish fortified wine, derived from the Jerez region.
In most texts, I've found that Sherry (my name) means "cherished".
cheex223  8/9/2007
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My name is Sherry and I like it because I don't meet many people with this name. It is short for Sheryl, which I like a little better, now that I'm older. I'm glad I spell it with an S rather than a C.
cheex223  8/9/2007
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Sherry Darling is a song by Bruce Springsteen off The River album.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2007
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This is my aunt's name, and I hate it. I can't help but think of the beverage. Coincidentally, my mother's name is Kimberly, and I like it much better.
― Anonymous User  3/7/2007
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Maybe this would be a good name for a woman who loved wine.
FairyGirl  8/1/2006

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