Animals, C names, Female, Gaelic, Horses/Stallions, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Cherie comes from French chérie, a word which means “darling, sweetheart” from chérir (to cherish) derived from Latin cārus meaning “dear, beloved, expensive” via Proto-Indo-European *kéh₂ros (to desire, to wish). It may also be a variant spelling of Sherry, the name of a fortified wine in Spain called Xeres/Jerez, though Sherry is also a surname, the anglicized form of Irish Ó Searraigh meaning “descendant of Searrach”, the latter a given name meaning “colt, foal”.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Gaelic



  • Chérie (French)
  • Cheri (English)
  • Cherri (English)
  • Cherilyn (English)
  • Sharilyn (English)
  • Sherilyn (English)
  • Sharyl (English)
  • Sheryl (English)
  • Sherryl (English)
  • Sheryll (English)
  • Sherill (English)
  • Sharalyn (English)
  • Cherette (English)
  • Cher (English)


Male forms:

  • Chéri (French)


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