Gender: Female Origin of Cherry: Fruit name

Cherry Origin and Meaning

The name Cherry is a girl's name .

With other fruity names like Clementine, Olive and Plum ripe for the picking, sweet Cherry remains remarkably underused: just 27 baby girls received the name in 2017, down from 343 at its peak in 1948. The unsavory slang meaning no doubt goes a long way towards explaining its fall from grace.

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Pop Culture References for the name Cherry

Cherrie, Cherrye, Chery, Cherry-Anne, Cherey, Cherita, Cherrey, Cherise, Cherida, Cherry-Ann, Cherri, Cherye, Cheree, Cherrita, Chere


Lunessence Says:


And "Trout".

mirameirene Says:


Beautiful name, but I prefer the spelling “Chaerièe”

Annaaaa Says:


I love this name! but I would use it as a nickname instead.

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Well I like it.

RainstreamofSpiritClan Says:


I had to google it. Never heard that before.

eveyalecia Says:


I think the description is fine and pretty acurate. I know that I would have hated to be named Cherry, especially as a teenager (sorry to any Cherry's out there, but that's honestly how I feel). The slang term isn't commonly used anymore, but it's certainly known... I remember reading The Outsiders in seventh grade English (about a decade ago) and all the kids giggling over the character named Cherry. And in The Breakfast Club, still a classic movie that most teens see, Bender refers to Claire as Cherry in a very sexual way. I have trouble separating this name from the naughty meaning, and I'm sure others do as well.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I didn't see your comment until after I'd written my own, and the penny kind of dropped about what "naughty reference" they were probably thinking of. Still, I stand by what I said, about the comment being mean. As you said, I don't think you hear the term, in that context, any more. There are worse names than Cherry on here, for sure.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I don't understand why the comment on this name is so mean. I do have a friend with this name, and went to school with a Cherry, also. As far as I'm concerned, it is just a regular name, that people use. It's not a name I personally love, but given some of the names out there, and also listed on this website, I can't understand why a few, perfectly normal and acceptable names, are singled out for sarcastic comments. I don't say that opinions of the site owners can't ever be expressed, but ones like this make me kind of angry, because mostly, the site is about giving information, and then I will suddenly come across an entry like this. If this was my kid's name, I would find it hurtful. We can pretty much take it about our own names, because we didn't choose them, but I think this comment would be painful to someone who had used this name for a child.

beachbear Says:


So "Cherry" is a reason for your teenager to hate you...yet "Lemon" and "Banana" are off the hook.

Yessica Says:


Why not Sherry?

Wittyusername103 Says:


Yeah they do that sometimes.

Valine Says:


I know a girl named Cherry and I think it's a gorgeous name. Nameberry's comment is just plain nasty.

iipostmvh Says:


I don't think your teenager daughter would hate you for this name, if she did, it will pass. I know several Cherry's all of whom are well over 40.

snowsbeloved Says:


I used to love this name back in elementary school (in top three). Yes, I was obsessed with names even then...

MonaBerry Says:


You're going to get more stick walking around with a name like Apple or Peaches than Cherry.

MissKaris Says:


Nameberry... Smh

GirlyWhirly Says:


I knew a girl in high school named Cherry. The name fit her. She had red curly hair and was always very cheerful.

Cherry Says:


My name is actually Cherry. It's on my passport, drivers license and any official documents. It's true that their comment is mean. :( Almost like an UrbanDictionary comment I'd say.

Mona Says:


Sounds cute when said in a Scottish accent, but, after the initial 'Isn't that sweet' reaction from people, any kid with this name is gonna get alot of stick.

spiderfish Says:


Oh my god, nameberry may have just ruined this name for me.
I'm pretty dirty minded, but that connection had never occured to me until reading nameberry's comment.

DearestJules Says:


Like Cherie Currie. I think it's a less ridiculous alternative to Cherry (though Cherie is still pretty ridiculous in its own right).

flyingsquirrel26 Says:


One of my best friends is Cherry, she is in her upper twenties and has always loved her name. It is sweet and pretty, and allows individuality. I love this name!!

kitchi1 Says:


Really don't appreciate Nameberry's comment...

kitchi1 Says:


Cherie is French, and pronounced different than "Cherry".

AnonymousPerson Says:


I like this name. It's pretty.
And as for the description, was that supposed to be sarcasm? My teenage sister wishes she was called Cherry.

CocoWhite Says:


Agreed. But I think something like Cherie or Cherrie would be easier for a kid to carry than Cherry.

Guest Says:


"Why give your future teenager even more reason to hate you." HAHA! NAMEBERRY!

I think its a lovely name though. But I'm not a fan of it.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


No it's not bad. I think they're thinking too much into it. There's only one naughty use of cherry I can think of, and it's not even said very often. I've only heard it once. Cherry is not a bad name. It's kinda cute,

CocoWhite Says:


Is it bad that I actually kind of like this name? Not that I'd use it on a real person, but maybe on a fictional character in a story or something, sure... What's so bad about it?

DryLake Says:


The description is perfection. (And I love the name.)