Cherise comes from the Norman-French word for cherry (the modern French word is cerise) which comes from Latin cerasus meaning “cherry; cherry tree” via Ancient Greek kerasós (cherry tree) derived from an ancient Anatalion source. Cherise could also be a variant form of Charissea variant spelling of Charissa which is an elaborated form of Charis, an Ancient Greek female name meaning “grace, kindness, beauty, elegance” which comes from khaírō (to be happy) from Proto-Hellenic *kʰəřřō (to rejoice) ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (to yearn for).In Greek mythology, Charis refers to one of the Charites, referring to some minor goddesses (also known as the Graces) of charm, beauty, grace, joy, adornment,nature, festivity, human creativity and fertility. Charisse is also a French surname of unknown meaning

Origin: Anatolian, Proto-Indo-European



  • Cherice (English)
  • Sherice (English)
  • Shereese (English)
  • Sheriece (English)
  • Sherisse (English)
  • Sharisse (English)
  • Shareese (English)
  • Cherisse (English)
  • Charis (Ancient Greek, English)
  • Charissa (English)
  • Karissa (English)
  • Carissa (English)
  • Caris (English)
  • Karis (English)
  • Haris (Greek)


Male forms:

  • Chares (Ancient Greek)
  • Chariton (Ancient Greek)
  • Khariton (Russian)
  • Haris (Greek)


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