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Shelley

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the sloping field
  • #774 All Time
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86k Shelly (English)

How popular is the baby name Shelley in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1892 6 6 0
1893 8 0 8
1894 5 0 5
1895 7 0 7
1896 5 0 5
1898 10 5 5
1899 9 0 9
1900 9 0 9
1904 8 0 8
1905 6 0 6
1906 9 0 9
1907 6 0 6
1908 6 0 6
1909 14 5 9
1910 10 0 10
1911 9 0 9
1912 12 5 7
1913 12 0 12
1914 15 5 10
1915 37 8 29
1916 20 0 20
1917 21 6 15
1918 24 8 16
1919 26 0 26
1920 32 11 21
1921 29 7 22
1922 43 8 35
1923 23 7 16
1924 22 6 16
1925 22 6 16
1926 25 10 15
1927 37 13 24
1928 39 14 25
1929 25 13 12
1930 34 15 19
1931 44 33 11
1932 43 25 18
1933 39 28 11
1934 55 33 22
1935 58 43 15
1936 66 44 22
1937 70 47 23
1938 52 36 16
1939 73 58 15
1940 82 63 19
1941 71 52 19
1942 120 99 21
1943 133 111 22
1944 156 132 24
1945 199 171 28
1946 222 196 26
1947 249 219 30
1948 431 413 18
1949 1,045 1,016 29
1950 1,703 1,671 32
1951 1,891 1,845 46
1952 1,921 1,886 35
1953 1,978 1,938 40
1954 2,206 2,177 29
1955 1,760 1,734 26
1956 1,705 1,680 25
1957 1,747 1,720 27
1958 1,748 1,720 28
1959 1,869 1,850 19
1960 2,153 2,138 15
1961 2,184 2,143 41
1962 2,500 2,475 25
1963 2,750 2,734 16
1964 2,843 2,819 24
1965 2,547 2,528 19
1966 2,572 2,547 25
1967 2,528 2,509 19
1968 2,503 2,483 20
1969 2,506 2,478 28
1970 2,381 2,352 29
1971 2,301 2,272 29
1972 2,417 2,386 31
1973 2,292 2,257 35
1974 2,017 1,997 20
1975 1,571 1,547 24
1976 1,295 1,275 20
1977 1,119 1,104 15
1978 1,047 1,029 18
1979 1,081 1,065 16
1980 1,147 1,131 16
1981 923 913 10
1982 859 848 11
1983 783 777 6
1984 713 706 7
1985 579 570 9
1986 571 563 8
1987 507 502 5
1988 432 426 6
1989 386 380 6
1990 304 298 6
1991 262 257 5
1992 266 266 0
1993 223 223 0
1994 162 162 0
1995 165 155 10
1996 112 112 0
1997 105 105 0
1998 104 94 10
1999 85 85 0
2000 69 69 0
2001 64 59 5
2002 39 39 0
2003 42 42 0
2004 42 42 0
2005 38 38 0
2006 40 40 0
2007 35 35 0
2008 36 36 0
2009 30 30 0
2010 28 28 0
2011 26 26 0
2012 17 17 0
2013 16 16 0
2014 21 21 0
2015 13 13 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Shelley baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 74,212 babies born with the name Shelley in the United States. That's more than enough Shelleys to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1892 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Shelley" was in 1964 with a total of 2,819 babies. (That's a lot of baby Shelleys)

According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shelley" ranks #86 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 66 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1974. Across the entire United States a total of 2,017 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Shelley

The name "Shelley" is of English origin, and it means "From the sloping field". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Shelley Duvall

Shelley Duvall is an actress, producer, writer, and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1970 to 2002. Shelley was born in 1949 as Shelley Alexis Duvall in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Shelley Long

Shelley Long is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1971 to present. Shelley was born in 1949 as Shelley Lee Long in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.

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Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1943 to 2006. Shelley was born in 1920 as Shirley Schrift in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Shelley Malil

Shelley Malil is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1994 to 2009. Shelley was born in 1964 as Shelley Mathew Malil in Kerala, India.

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Shelley Hack

Shelley Hack is an actress, producer, model, and advisor with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1975 to present. Shelley was born in 1947 as Shelley Marie Hack in White Plains, New York, U.S.

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Shelley Morrison

Shelley Morrison is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1961 to present. Shelley was born in 1936 as Rachel Mitrani in New York City, New York U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Shelley

Shelley Dufresne
Shelley Fabares
Shelley Hennig
Shelley Moore Capito
Shelley Smith

Alternative Meanings

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

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

L is for little, the little things you do.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yellehs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hleyesl". 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 Shelley born Mar 14, 2002

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA North-East approximately on 1125. 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. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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