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Gender: Female Meaning of Cheryl: "darling" Origin of Cheryl: Modern invented name, variation of Cherie, French

The name Cheryl is a girl's name of French origin meaning "darling". Cheryl and is often added to lists like Midcentury Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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Famous People Named Cheryl

Cheryl Cole (born Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini), English singer
Cheryl Ladd (born Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor), American actress
Cheryl Ann Tweedy, English singer of group Girls Aloud
Cheryl Stephanie Burke, American dancer
Cheryl Ruth Hines, American actress
Cheryl R. James aka Salt, American rapper of group Salt-n-Pepa
Cheryl Strayed, American memoirist and author
Cheryl Lynn (born Lynda Cheryl Smith-Sunset), American disco singer
Cheryl Bernard, Canadian Olympic curler
Cheryl Studer, German operatic soprano
Cheryl Elizabeth Gamble aka Coko, American R&B singer
Cheryl Hickey, Canadian TV journalist
Cheryl Fergison, English actress
Cheryl Lynn Holdridge, American actress
Cheryl D. Miller, American basketball player, coach and reporter
Cheryl Baker (born Rita Maria Crudgington), English TV presenter and singer of group Bucks Fizz
Cheryl Rae Tiegs, American model
Cheryl Gates McFadden, American actress and choreographer

Pop Culture References for the name Cheryl

Cheryl Mason, character in the video game series "Silent Hill"
Cheryl Mabel, wife on TV's "According to Jim"
Cheryl Truelane, character from TV series "American Gothic"
Cheryl Blossom, character in Archie Comics and TV series "Riverdale"
Cheryl "Cherry" Rollins, character on an episode of TV's "Criminal Minds"