Cher \cher\ as a girl's name is pronounced sher. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Cher is "dear". Short form of Cheryl used as an independent name, due to the fame of singer/actress Cher, whose real name was Cherilyn. Also nickname for Cherie and Cherry. Cher is also the name of the heroine of the movie and TV series "Clueless".
Cher has 22 variant forms: Chere, Cheree, Cherey, Cheri, Cherice, Cherie, Cherise, Cherish, Cherrie, Cherry, Chery, Cherye, Cherylee, Cherylie, Sher, Sherelle, Sherey, Sheri, Sherice, Sherie, Sherry and Sheryll.