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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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1880808
188111011
188213013
1883808
188416016
188510010
1886909
188714014
188815015
188911011
189011011
1891606
189219019
189311011
189414014
189516016
189614014
189714014
189822022
189917017
190020020
190114014
190211011
190318018
190412012
190518018
190629029
190714014
190831031
190926026
191029029
191130030
191248048
191343538
191489584
191595590
191611010100
19171289119
19181185113
19191497142
192015510145
192114812136
192213810128
19231337126
19241177110
19251379128
19261200120
192713511124
19281161997
192912010110
19301110111
193112111110
193212117104
193313418116
193415017133
193518867121
19361,2231,072151
19372,1991,996203
19381,9251,712213
19391,3711,165206
19401,1841,007177
1941994826168
1942757598159
1943691491200
1944529367162
1945485333152
1946568397171
1947514369145
1948426266160
1949388241147
1950390248142
1951395233162
1952363228135
1953382262120
1954462309153
1955496345151
1956475343132
1957495367128
1958511384127
1959487356131
1960466308158
1961519388131
1962487369118
1963507370137
1964435318117
1965387274113
1966461306155
1967421291130
1968462319143
1969499326173
1970559400159
1971745556189
1972927754173
1973848677171
1974983799184
1975941745196
1976751575176
1977740553187
1978649482167
1979572428144
1980616482134
1981647512135
1982560435125
1983799642157
19841,1871,041146
19851,061884177
19861,072900172
19871,074898176
19881,065881184
19891,4081,203205
19903,8723,517355#100 girl name
199110,74210,218524#33 girl name
19929,8519,397454#34 girl name
19938,5248,121403#36 girl name
19947,9087,546362#40 girl name
19957,9667,631335#38 girl name
19968,2547,949305#35 girl name
19976,9006,701199#43 girl name
19986,0585,893165#49 girl name
19995,1885,017171#62 girl name
20004,6874,558129#70 girl name
20014,4674,366101#68 girl name
20024,0673,959108#75 girl name
20033,6103,53377#94 girl name
20043,0742,98787
20052,9062,83868
20062,6862,61571
20072,4232,35073
20082,2192,14475
20091,9781,93345
20101,7201,67545
20111,4981,45444
20121,4901,44446
20131,2791,23247
20141,1351,10134

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 first appeared 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 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shelby" ranks #70 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 148 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2002. Across the entire United States a total of 4,067 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Shelby" mean?

Shelby (English): From the town in the hollow

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.

S is for serious, not always joking.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

L is for lucky, who is more?

B is for bounce, your ability to renew.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yblehs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eyblsh". 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.

Where is the name Shelby popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Shelby in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Shelby

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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Past life for Shelby born Dec 23, 1973

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 Central Africa approximately on 1625. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

Name poster for Shelby

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