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Popularity
694k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Shirley

Gender: Girl. Ranked #80 most popular

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 self respect, a solid score here.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

R is for relax, you know how!

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

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



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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 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shirley" is not a popular baby girl's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1977. Across the entire United States a total of only 776 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 gulf coast area? 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 their 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 with the most prominent portion of their 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, author, and activist with the most prominent portion of their 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, record producer, and actress with the most prominent portion of their 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 their 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 their 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 Apr 27, 1967

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 Sumatra approximately on 475. 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. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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

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