Girl Baby Name

Cherish

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Quick Facts on Cherish

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 781
Pronunciation:
CHAIR-ish
Simple meaning:
To treasure

Characteristics of Cherish

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Cherish

Cherish is the English vocabulary word meaning “to treasure, prize”. The English borrowed the word from the French around the 13th or 14th century. It’s ultimately derived from the Latin “carus” meaning “dear, beloved”. The Middle English form of the word was “cherisshen” meaning “to hold dear”. As a female given name, Cherish is a modern late 20th century invention and used primarily in the United States (although occasionally in Canada and Australia). It was coined as a way for parents to show their great love for their baby daughters. As a vocabulary word, Cherish is a name with a clear and obvious definition and therefore lacks subtlety. It’s a name choice along the same vein as Princess, Miracle and Precious. What you see is what you get.

Popularity of the Name Cherish

Cherish was first used in America with enough frequency to land a spot on the female naming charts in 1974 and then it promptly fell off. The name returned between 1984 and 1990 but again disappeared from usage. Finally Cherish reemerged in 2006 and so far this time the name is sticking (although it’s not widely used or common). Vocabulary word names have become a trend in some circles and Cherish is another example of this particular naming style. It’s hard to argue with such name choices; they’re generally sweet and celebratory, so who can rain on such a parade? Although many Americans find names like Cherish and Precious a little too syrupy and saccharine for their own tastes, we definitely “get” why some mothers and fathers want to bestow such high-meaning monikers on their “cherished” baby girls. You just need to ask yourself: how well does this name mature on a grown woman?
Popularity of the Girl Name Cherish
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Cherish

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Cherish

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Cherish

    Cherish We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Cherish.

  • Popular Songs on Cherish

    Popular Songs on Cherish

    Cherish - a song by Brian McKnight

    Cherish - a song by Dana Glover

    Cherish - a song by David Cassidy

    Cherish - a song by Kool and the Gang

    Cherish - a song by Madonna

    Cherish - a song by Nina Simone

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Cherish

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Cherish

    Cherish - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Cherish.

  • Famous People Named Cherish

    Famous People Named Cherish

    Famous People Named Cherish - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Cherish.

  • Children of Famous People Named Cherish

    Children of Famous People Named Cherish

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Cherish - Charlene Tilton (actress)

  • Historic Figures

    Cherish - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Cherish - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Cherish.

Personality of the Girl Name Cherish

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Cherish

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