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Popularity
157k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Shelby

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: English
  • #446 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Shelby" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 8 0 8
1881 11 0 11
1882 13 0 13
1883 8 0 8
1884 16 0 16
1885 10 0 10
1886 9 0 9
1887 14 0 14
1888 15 0 15
1889 11 0 11
1890 11 0 11
1891 6 0 6
1892 19 0 19
1893 11 0 11
1894 14 0 14
1895 16 0 16
1896 14 0 14
1897 14 0 14
1898 22 0 22
1899 17 0 17
1900 20 0 20
1901 14 0 14
1902 11 0 11
1903 18 0 18
1904 12 0 12
1905 18 0 18
1906 29 0 29
1907 14 0 14
1908 31 0 31
1909 26 0 26
1910 29 0 29
1911 30 0 30
1912 48 0 48
1913 43 5 38
1914 89 5 84
1915 95 5 90
1916 110 10 100
1917 128 9 119
1918 118 5 113
1919 149 7 142
1920 155 10 145
1921 148 12 136
1922 138 10 128
1923 133 7 126
1924 117 7 110
1925 137 9 128
1926 120 0 120
1927 135 11 124
1928 116 19 97
1929 120 10 110
1930 111 0 111
1931 121 11 110
1932 121 17 104
1933 134 18 116
1934 150 17 133
1935 188 67 121
1936 1,223 1,072 151
1937 2,199 1,996 203
1938 1,925 1,712 213
1939 1,371 1,165 206
1940 1,184 1,007 177
1941 994 826 168
1942 757 598 159
1943 691 491 200
1944 529 367 162
1945 485 333 152
1946 568 397 171
1947 514 369 145
1948 426 266 160
1949 388 241 147
1950 390 248 142
1951 395 233 162
1952 363 228 135
1953 382 262 120
1954 462 309 153
1955 496 345 151
1956 475 343 132
1957 495 367 128
1958 511 384 127
1959 487 356 131
1960 466 308 158
1961 519 388 131
1962 487 369 118
1963 507 370 137
1964 435 318 117
1965 387 274 113
1966 461 306 155
1967 421 291 130
1968 462 319 143
1969 499 326 173
1970 559 400 159
1971 745 556 189
1972 927 754 173
1973 848 677 171
1974 983 799 184
1975 941 745 196
1976 751 575 176
1977 740 553 187
1978 649 482 167
1979 572 428 144
1980 616 482 134
1981 647 512 135
1982 560 435 125
1983 799 642 157
1984 1,187 1,041 146
1985 1,061 884 177
1986 1,072 900 172
1987 1,074 898 176
1988 1,065 881 184
1989 1,408 1,203 205
1990 3,872 3,517 355 #100 girl name
1991 10,742 10,218 524 #33 girl name
1992 9,851 9,397 454 #34 girl name
1993 8,524 8,121 403 #36 girl name
1994 7,908 7,546 362 #40 girl name
1995 7,966 7,631 335 #38 girl name
1996 8,254 7,949 305 #35 girl name
1997 6,900 6,701 199 #43 girl name
1998 6,058 5,893 165 #49 girl name
1999 5,188 5,017 171 #62 girl name
2000 4,687 4,558 129 #70 girl name
2001 4,467 4,366 101 #68 girl name
2002 4,067 3,959 108 #75 girl name
2003 3,610 3,533 77 #94 girl name
2004 3,074 2,987 87
2005 2,906 2,838 68
2006 2,686 2,615 71
2007 2,423 2,350 73
2008 2,219 2,144 75
2009 1,978 1,933 45
2010 1,720 1,675 45
2011 1,498 1,454 44
2012 1,490 1,444 46
2013 1,279 1,232 47
2014 1,135 1,101 34

Want to know about the populiarty of Shelby? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 157,495 babies born with the name Shelby in the United States. That's more than enough Shelbies to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Shelby" was in 1991 with a total of 10,218 babies. (That's a lot of baby Shelbies)

According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shelby" ranks #32 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, 479 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1992. Across the entire United States a total of 9,851 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Shelby popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Shelby" mean? The list below shows the origins of Shelby as well as things modernly associated with the name Shelby such as celebrities named Shelby.

English

Origin and Meaning of Shelby

The name "Shelby" is of English origin, and it means "From the town in the hollow". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne is a singer-songwriter specializing in country, pop, and rock music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1988 to present. Shelby was born in 1968 as Shelby Lynn Moorer.

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Sheb Wooley

Sheb Wooley is an actor and singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1955 to 1971. Sheb was born in 1921 as Shelby F. Wooley in Erick, Oklahoma, U.S.

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Shelby Hoffman

Shelby was born in 2002.

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Shelby Stevens

Shelby was born in 1968.

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Alternative Meanings

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

H is for happiness, you always bring.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for look, the way you look at life.

B is for bewitch, your charm is undeniable.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yblehs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Heslby". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Shelby born Jan 2, 2003

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Greece approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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