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Gender: Female Meaning of Cher: "beloved" Origin of Cher: French

The name Cher is a girl's name of French origin meaning "beloved". Cher and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That? Girls with middles".

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For years there was only one Cher, and then along came the charming heroine of the movie "Clueless." The world now officially has enough Chers in it.

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thorn144 Says:


You know what, I have had enough with the snarky definitions on these names. Cher has a strong sound and good meaning, what's wrong with that? Some of these name infos are very insulting!

grace147 Says:


yes, I associate this name with "Cher" from Clueless, and there is nothing wrong with that. She is an adorable character and I love her! Love this name

Madeleineanastasia Says:


There is no way the world has enough Chers in it! I am due with our first baby in 2 months and if it's a girl we've settled on Cher Josephine! It's French, (like my name) so pretty but packed with personality! It's been tricky with friends and family struggling with the reference to 'Cher', but to be honest, it's the meaning 'beloved or darling one' that I love. Being a big personality myself, I really wanted something fabulous, Cher, classic.