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694k
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since 1880

Shirley

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Bright Meadow
  • #80 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188018810
1881707
188220911
1883311813
1884291811
1885331617
1886331617
188729209
1888463214
1889554213
1890594019
1891503515
1892735815
1893675215
1894694722
1895724428
1896675512
1897816120
1898857015
1899887414
190014211032
19011059510
190212610422
190311910217
190416213824
190517816216
190621018723
190726424717
190830628422
190931428133
191034231824
191139736235
191255548966
1913797684113
19141,047906141
19151,3061,135171
19161,4001,245155
19171,9721,800172
19182,8362,654182#98 girl name
19193,3463,149197#89 girl name
19204,9114,715196#56 girl name
19215,9225,695227#44 girl name
19226,6366,407229#39 girl name
19238,1517,919232#26 girl name
19249,7139,488225#19 girl name
192510,73710,514223#17 girl name
192611,97511,761214#14 girl name
192713,55613,314242#9 girl name
192814,45614,208248#10 girl name
192914,84714,583264#9 girl name
193015,05114,778273#11 girl name
193114,64314,404239#9 girl name
193214,71214,470242#9 girl name
193314,52914,316213#9 girl name
193423,12422,836288#4 girl name
193542,79242,357435#2 girl name
193635,53735,156381#2 girl name
193727,14926,812337#4 girl name
193824,03523,770265#5 girl name
193920,68420,446238#5 girl name
194018,08617,872214#9 girl name
194117,12416,950174#10 girl name
194217,94817,743205#12 girl name
194318,00517,819186#12 girl name
194416,43516,307128#15 girl name
194516,29516,151144#14 girl name
194618,00917,865144#18 girl name
194717,77417,650124#19 girl name
194816,20016,12971#20 girl name
194917,35917,27683#18 girl name
195015,97415,89381#19 girl name
195113,98713,90978#27 girl name
195212,60012,53466#28 girl name
195312,21112,14170#29 girl name
195410,97210,90666#33 girl name
19559,8009,74951#37 girl name
19569,4829,42854#41 girl name
19578,9098,84762#46 girl name
19588,1458,09253#52 girl name
19597,3257,28540#61 girl name
19606,4586,41147#70 girl name
19615,6675,63136#86 girl name
19624,9094,87336#96 girl name
19634,4124,38527#99 girl name
19643,9893,96227
19653,4003,37030
19662,9572,92037
19672,5422,51131
19682,1552,14213
19691,8921,86725
19701,6481,62919
19711,6041,58618
19721,3491,33613
19731,1651,1587
19741,0201,00812
19758818756
197684683412
19777767760
19786566479
19796776707
19806106028
19815795790
19826076007
198351750710
19844814765
19854994945
19864414365
19874654596
19884684626
19894564560
19904724720
19914464460
19924544495
19934124057
19943793790
19953423420
19963393390
19973333330
19982932930
19992312310
20002592590
20013053050
20022592590
20033133130
20042402400
20052842840
20062482480
20072872870
20083033030
20092322320
20101761760
20111881880
20121761760
20131731730
20142002000

Want to know about the populiarty of Shirley? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 694,206 babies born with the name Shirley in the United States. That's more than enough Shirleies to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 18 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Shirley" was in 1935 with a total of 42,357 babies. (That's a lot of baby Shirleies)

According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shirley" ranks #29 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 57 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1920. Across the entire United States a total of 4,911 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 "Shirley" mean?

Shirley (English): Bright Meadow

The name "Shirley" is of English origin and it means "Bright Meadow". It's a name commonly given to girls.

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

L is for life, that you live so well.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yelrihs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Heylsri". 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 Shirley popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Shirley in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Shirley

Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple is a film actress (1932-50)tv actress/entertainer (1958-65)public servant (1969-92) with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1932 to 1992. Shirley was born in 1928 as Shirley Temple in Santa Monica, California, U.S.

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Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey is a singer specializing in traditional pop, adult contemporary, and pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1953 to present. Shirley was born in 1937 as Shirley Veronica Bassey in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales.

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Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine is an actress, singer, dancer, and author with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1953 to present. Shirley was born in 1934 as Shirley MacLean Beaty in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.

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Shirley Manson

Shirley Manson is a musician, lyricist, songwriter, and record producer specializing in alternative rock and electronic rock music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1981 to present. Shirley was born in 1966 as Shirley Ann Manson in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Shirley Henderson

Shirley Henderson is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1987 to present. Shirley was born in 1965 in Forres, Moray, Scotland.

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Shelley Winters

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

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Past life for Shirley born Mar 17, 1975

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 Burma approximately on 1825. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

Name poster for Shirley

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

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