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Of Greek origin.

From the Greek word «κεράσιον» (kerassion) for the cherry fruit and «κερασός» (kerassós), the ancient Greek word for the cherry tree.

The word was transferred in Latin in the form of “ceresia” to its final English form “cherry”.

Associated with the Ancient Greek city of Kerasus, located on the southern coast of the Black Sea, now Turkish territory.

It is Kerasus from which cherries were first exported to Europe.

Other forms of the name are Cherrie, Cherise, Chery.

Famous bearers are Cherry Jones, Cherry Healey, Cherry Campbell, Cherry Hood.