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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #692 most popular

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 sweet, your pleasing way.

H is for hug, give one today!

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

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

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 "Yeshll". 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 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shelly" is not a popular baby girl's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1994. Across the entire United States a total of only 287 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 east? 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 Dec 20, 1985

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 Siberia approximately on 1500. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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

Do the Name Game - Acrostic Challenge - This game is very simple to play. All you have to do is think of another name to spell out each letter of your name.