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Shelly

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the Sloping Field
  • #692 All Time
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74k Shelley (English)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1882 7 0 7
1886 5 0 5
1889 8 0 8
1890 5 0 5
1891 6 0 6
1893 9 0 9
1894 7 0 7
1895 6 0 6
1897 8 0 8
1898 7 0 7
1899 6 0 6
1900 8 0 8
1901 8 0 8
1902 8 0 8
1904 8 0 8
1905 5 0 5
1907 5 0 5
1909 8 0 8
1912 9 0 9
1913 13 0 13
1914 15 0 15
1915 15 0 15
1916 23 5 18
1917 15 0 15
1918 23 0 23
1919 18 0 18
1920 18 0 18
1921 16 0 16
1922 23 6 17
1923 37 8 29
1924 41 9 32
1925 22 0 22
1926 31 5 26
1927 32 12 20
1928 44 7 37
1929 24 0 24
1930 31 6 25
1931 26 10 16
1932 40 17 23
1933 21 6 15
1934 42 17 25
1935 45 18 27
1936 50 19 31
1937 61 31 30
1938 57 31 26
1939 64 39 25
1940 65 36 29
1941 64 36 28
1942 88 57 31
1943 100 66 34
1944 82 52 30
1945 110 74 36
1946 93 71 22
1947 107 74 33
1948 138 102 36
1949 217 181 36
1950 389 334 55
1951 446 406 40
1952 581 540 41
1953 604 571 33
1954 799 759 40
1955 808 787 21
1956 960 929 31
1957 1,249 1,212 37
1958 1,411 1,377 34
1959 1,908 1,882 26
1960 2,727 2,688 39
1961 3,034 2,995 39
1962 3,512 3,482 30
1963 3,820 3,789 31
1964 4,128 4,081 47
1965 3,894 3,850 44 #98 girl name
1966 3,887 3,857 30 #89 girl name
1967 3,676 3,649 27 #94 girl name
1968 3,638 3,596 42 #97 girl name
1969 3,711 3,675 36
1970 3,789 3,751 38
1971 3,669 3,638 31
1972 3,328 3,290 38 #94 girl name
1973 2,949 2,912 37
1974 2,827 2,797 30
1975 2,510 2,483 27
1976 1,886 1,861 25
1977 1,864 1,848 16
1978 1,528 1,501 27
1979 1,479 1,458 21
1980 1,464 1,452 12
1981 1,238 1,229 9
1982 1,149 1,136 13
1983 1,081 1,073 8
1984 957 948 9
1985 888 882 6
1986 750 743 7
1987 629 629 0
1988 544 537 7
1989 479 466 13
1990 421 413 8
1991 438 432 6
1992 350 350 0
1993 314 307 7
1994 287 281 6
1995 240 240 0
1996 224 217 7
1997 165 165 0
1998 168 168 0
1999 158 158 0
2000 147 147 0
2001 130 125 5
2002 123 123 0
2003 113 113 0
2004 100 100 0
2005 108 108 0
2006 89 89 0
2007 78 73 5
2008 69 69 0
2009 79 79 0
2010 56 56 0
2011 39 39 0
2012 51 51 0
2013 51 51 0
2014 46 46 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Shelly? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 86,278 babies born with the name Shelly in the United States. That's more than enough Shellies to occupy the territory of Isle of Man (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 84,497 (as of March 27, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Shelly" was in 1964 with a total of 4,081 babies. (That's a lot of baby Shellies)

According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shelly" ranks #39 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 78 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1974. Across the entire United States a total of 2,827 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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Where is the name Shelly popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Shelly

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

Shelly Martinez

Shelly Martinez is a professional wrestler. Shelly was born in 1980 as Shelly Leonor Martinez in Chino, California, United States.

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Shelly Fairchild

Shelly Fairchild is a singer-songwriter specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Shelly was born in 1977.

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Alternative Meanings

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yllehs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hllyes". 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 Shelly born Apr 8, 1951

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 Borneo approximately on 1000. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

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 - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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