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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #692 most popular

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What does the name "Shelly" mean?

Shelly (English): From the Sloping Field

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.

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

E is for elegant, born within you.

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

L is for luster, your shine.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yllehs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lyeshl". 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 "Shelly" in the U.S.?


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 first appeared 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 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shelly" ranks #36 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 71 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1962. Across the entire United States a total of 3,512 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 Shelly popular?

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

Celebrities named Shelly

Shelly Martinez

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


Shelly Fairchild

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


Past life for Shelly born Aug 8, 1996

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 Yukon approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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

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