Meaning and Origin of: Sherry

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Beloved
  • Hebrew : Beloved
  • Hebrew : Princess
  • English : Charity

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Irish : reduced form of McSherry, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Searraigh ‘son of Searrach’, a personal name based on searrach ‘foal’. It is sometimes ‘translated’ as Foley.
  • reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Séartha ‘son of Geoffrey’ (see McSherry).