Cheryl \ch(er)-yl\ as a girl's name is pronounced CHARE-el, SHARE-el. It is of French and Greek origin, and the meaning of Cheryl is "cherry fruit; green gemstone". Not found before the 1920s. Blend of Cherry with Beryl. Also influenced by Cherie, meaning "dear". Cherilyn is a further variant based on Marilyn. Pop musician Sheryl Crow; actress Cheryl Ladd.
Cheryl has 50 variant forms: Charell, Charelle, Charil, Charyl, Cherell, Cherelle, Cheriann, Cherianne, Cherie, Cherilee, Cherilyn, Cherilynn, Cherlyn, Cherlyne, Cherrell, Cherrellee, Cherrill, Cherryl, Cherylann, Cheryle, Cherylee, Cheryline, Cherylinn, Cheryll, Cherylle, Cherylyn, Cherylynn, Chyril, Chyrill, Sharell, Sharil, Sharrell, Sharyl, Sharyll, Sherai, Sherell, Sherrell, Sherianne, Sheril, Sherill, Sherril, Sherrill, Sherryl, Sheryell, Sheryl, Sheryle, Sheryll, Shiral, Shyril and Shyrill.