Other Origin(s):British, French, Welsh
Meaning:Beloved; Bright, clear spring or stream
Sherrill is a gender-neutral given name and surname with multiple origins. As a surname, it originated as a habitational name for someone from Sherwill or other similarly-named places in Devon, England. These place names derive from from the Old English words scir, meaning “bright, clear,” and wella, meaning “spring, stream.” As a first name, Sherrill is most likely a form of Sheryl or Cheryl, girls' names possibly deriving from the French word cherie, meaning “beloved.” It may also be a form of the Welsh Carys, which has the same meaning. Both ultimately come from the Latin word cara. They were most likely influenced by similar names such as Beryl and Meryl, which were popular in the early 20th century. A famous bearer of this appealingly vintage-sounding name is Sherrill Mines, one of the most renowned American opera singers.
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