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Shelley

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

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1892660
1893808
1894505
1895707
1896505
18981055
1899909
1900909
1904808
1905606
1906909
1907606
1908606
19091459
191010010
1911909
19121257
191312012
191415510
191537829
191620020
191721615
191824816
191926026
1920321121
192129722
192243835
192323716
192422616
192522616
1926251015
1927371324
1928391425
1929251312
1930341519
1931443311
1932432518
1933392811
1934553322
1935584315
1936664422
1937704723
1938523616
1939735815
1940826319
1941715219
19421209921
194313311122
194415613224
194519917128
194622219626
194724921930
194843141318
19491,0451,01629
19501,7031,67132
19511,8911,84546
19521,9211,88635
19531,9761,93640
19542,2072,17829
19551,7601,73426
19561,7051,68025
19571,7471,72027
19581,7471,71928
19591,8701,85119
19602,1532,13815
19612,1842,14341
19622,5002,47525
19632,7502,73416
19642,8422,81824
19652,5472,52819
19662,5722,54725
19672,5282,50919
19682,5032,48320
19692,5062,47828
19702,3812,35229
19712,3012,27229
19722,4172,38631
19732,2932,25835
19742,0171,99720
19751,5711,54724
19761,2951,27520
19771,1181,10315
19781,0471,02918
19791,0811,06516
19801,1471,13116
198192391310
198285984811
19837837776
19847137067
19855795709
19865715638
19875075025
19884324266
19893863806
19903042986
19912622575
19922662660
19932232230
19941621620
199516515510
19961121120
19971051050
19981049410
199985850
200069690
200164595
200239390
200342420
200442420
200538380
200640400
200735350
200836360
200930300
201028280
201126260
201217170
201316160
201421210

Want to know about the populiarty of Shelley? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 74,197 babies born with the name Shelley in the United States. That's more than enough Shelleies to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011). The name first appeared 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 2,818 babies. (That's a lot of baby Shelleies)

According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shelley" ranks #95 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 9 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1958. Across the entire United States a total of 1,747 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 "Shelley" mean?

Shelley (English): From the sloping field

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.

S is for serious, not always joking.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

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 "Heselyl". 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 Shelley popular?



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

Celebrities named Shelley

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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Past life for Shelley born Mar 2, 2013

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 France approximately on 1825. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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