Of uncertain origin.
Cherin was the name of a legendary king of the Britons in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, likely related to Irish Ciaran, but this seems an unlikely source for Cherin as a feminine name.
- Early Modern English
- ● 1585 Cherin DEmar-vol2 p. 11
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Cherin". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2016/1/name/Cherin.