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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shanley

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Alt. Meaning

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

A is for articulate, a regular wordsmith

N is for novel, don't get too complicated!

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

E is for expert, in your chosen career

Y is for yes, always open to new possibilities

Notable Persons Named Shanley

Shanley Caswell is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2007. Shanley was born on December 3rd, 1991 in Sarasota, Florida, U.S.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Shanley

Mai Shanley is a beauty queen. She holds the title Miss New Mexico 1983, Miss New Mexico USA 1984, Miss USA 1984, Miss New Mexico1983, and Miss New Mexico USA1984. Mai was given the name Mai Therese Shanley in New Mexico.


Mary was born in 1896.



Gib Shanley was a nfl radio announcer, sports commentator, and tv sports anchor. Gib was given the name Gibson R. Shanley on August 6th, 1931 in Bellaire, Ohio, U.S. He breathed his last breath on April 6th, 2008.


James was born on April 1st, 1896. He passed away on April 4th, 1965.


He was most active from 1958 to 1958. Jim was born on July 27th, 1936 in Shelton, Nebraska.


Where is the name Shanley popular?

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Popularity of Shanley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shanley U.S.
  White 94.88% 64.26%
  African American 0.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.08% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shanley

People with the last name Shanley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Shanley

  • How Popular is the name Shanley? Shanley is the 17,194th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shanley was the 7,384th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shanley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 456 babies born with the first name Shanley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shanley to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shanley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Shanley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shanley is Tuesday, July 3rd, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Shanley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shanley was in 1993 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Shanley Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shanley is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Shanley: Your name in reverse order is Yelnahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enhaysl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shanley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,511 people with the last name Shanley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shanley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Shanley as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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