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86k
in the U.S.
since 1880

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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1882707
1886505
1889808
1890505
1891606
1893909
1894707
1895606
1897808
1898707
1899606
1900808
1901808
1902808
1904808
1905505
1907505
1909808
1912909
191313013
191415015
191515015
191623518
191715015
191823023
191918018
192018018
192116016
192223617
192337829
192441932
192522022
192631526
1927321220
192844737
192924024
193031625
1931261016
1932401723
193321615
1934421725
1935451827
1936501931
1937613130
1938573126
1939643925
1940653629
1941643628
1942885731
19431006634
1944825230
19451107436
1946937122
19471077433
194813810236
194921718136
195038933455
195144640640
195258154041
195360457133
195479975940
195580878721
195696092931
19571,2491,21237
19581,4111,37734
19591,9081,88226
19602,7272,68839
19613,0342,99539
19623,5123,48230
19633,8203,78931
19644,1284,08147
19653,8943,85044#98 girl name
19663,8873,85730#89 girl name
19673,6763,64927#94 girl name
19683,6383,59642#97 girl name
19693,7113,67536
19703,7893,75138
19713,6693,63831
19723,3283,29038#94 girl name
19732,9492,91237
19742,8272,79730
19752,5102,48327
19761,8861,86125
19771,8641,84816
19781,5281,50127
19791,4791,45821
19801,4641,45212
19811,2381,2299
19821,1491,13613
19831,0811,0738
19849579489
19858888826
19867507437
19876296290
19885445377
198947946613
19904214138
19914384326
19923503500
19933143077
19942872816
19952402400
19962242177
19971651650
19981681680
19991581580
20001471470
20011301255
20021231230
20031131130
20041001000
20051081080
200689890
200778735
200869690
200979790
201056560
201139390
201251510
201351510
201446460

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 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shelly" ranks #45 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 72 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1967. Across the entire United States a total of 3,676 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 "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 special, you are, you know!

H is for happiness, you always bring.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

L is for life, that you live so well.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yllehs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Elslhy". 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 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 south west? 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.

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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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Past life for Shelly born Mar 29, 1949

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 Southern India approximately on 1000. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

Name poster for Shelly

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