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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 sincere, a model of truth.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for love, everlasting.

B is for busy, your never idle life.

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 "Hlebys". 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.

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


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 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shelby" ranks #8 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 235 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1993. Across the entire United States a total of 8,524 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Shelby

Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne is a singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1988 to present. Shelby was born in 1968 as Shelby Lynn Moorer.


Sheb Wooley

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


Shelby Hoffman

Shelby was born in 2002.


Shelby Stevens

Shelby was born in 1968.


Past life for Shelby born Sep 27, 1972

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 Northern Japan approximately on 1775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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