Quick Facts on Cherish
- English, Latin
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Characteristics of Cherish
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
Cherish We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name 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
Cherish - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character 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
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Cherish - Charlene Tilton (actress)
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