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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #769 most popular

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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 success, in all you will do.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yellehs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Syelhle". 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 "Shelley" in the U.S.?


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 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shelley" is not a popular baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 40 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1950. Across the entire United States a total of 1,703 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 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, singer, voice artist, and comedienne with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1970 to 2002. Shelley was born in 1949 as Shelley Alexis Duvall in Houston, Texas, U.S.


Shelley Long

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


Shelley Winters

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


Shelley Malil

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


Shelley Hack

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


Shelley Morrison

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


Past life for Shelley born Nov 29, 2008

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 Alaska approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

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.

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

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