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Sheldon

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 7 0 7
1884 7 0 7
1885 5 0 5
1886 5 0 5
1887 6 0 6
1889 6 0 6
1892 9 0 9
1894 6 0 6
1896 8 0 8
1897 7 0 7
1898 6 0 6
1899 5 0 5
1900 13 0 13
1901 11 0 11
1902 10 0 10
1903 10 0 10
1904 12 0 12
1905 5 0 5
1906 17 0 17
1907 15 0 15
1908 16 0 16
1909 17 0 17
1910 15 0 15
1911 25 0 25
1912 73 0 73
1913 59 0 59
1914 90 0 90
1915 125 0 125
1916 135 0 135
1917 147 0 147
1918 170 0 170
1919 198 0 198
1920 200 0 200
1921 223 0 223
1922 233 0 233
1923 243 0 243
1924 311 0 311
1925 323 0 323
1926 351 0 351
1927 370 0 370
1928 421 0 421
1929 403 0 403
1930 407 0 407
1931 412 5 407
1932 423 0 423
1933 429 0 429
1934 463 0 463
1935 466 0 466
1936 461 8 453
1937 436 0 436
1938 438 0 438
1939 374 0 374
1940 385 0 385
1941 420 7 413
1942 432 0 432
1943 465 7 458
1944 381 0 381
1945 368 0 368
1946 395 0 395
1947 427 0 427
1948 406 5 401
1949 377 0 377
1950 410 6 404
1951 328 9 319
1952 368 0 368
1953 329 5 324
1954 418 9 409
1955 358 5 353
1956 414 0 414
1957 429 7 422
1958 413 0 413
1959 377 0 377
1960 390 0 390
1961 413 5 408
1962 442 7 435
1963 413 14 399
1964 416 6 410
1965 410 14 396
1966 401 9 392
1967 397 6 391
1968 408 5 403
1969 419 11 408
1970 426 9 417
1971 390 7 383
1972 331 7 324
1973 348 9 339
1974 370 8 362
1975 376 8 368
1976 398 6 392
1977 346 7 339
1978 325 9 316
1979 328 6 322
1980 321 0 321
1981 331 7 324
1982 281 6 275
1983 299 5 294
1984 310 5 305
1985 338 13 325
1986 372 18 354
1987 375 8 367
1988 400 13 387
1989 402 11 391
1990 516 15 501
1991 563 16 547
1992 624 16 608
1993 500 11 489
1994 544 24 520
1995 513 20 493
1996 477 18 459
1997 468 14 454
1998 416 15 401
1999 372 9 363
2000 309 8 301
2001 339 10 329
2002 273 8 265
2003 230 0 230
2004 239 0 239
2005 256 0 256
2006 241 0 241
2007 206 0 206
2008 210 0 210
2009 188 0 188
2010 200 0 200
2011 176 0 176
2012 216 0 216
2013 177 0 177
2014 165 0 165
2015 137 0 137

Want to know about the popularity of the Sheldon baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 36,258 babies born with the name Sheldon in the United States. That's more than enough Sheldons to occupy the country of Monaco with an estimated population of 35,881 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Sheldon" was in 1992 with a total of 608 babies.

According to the 1938 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Sheldon" ranks #91 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 131 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1938. Across the entire United States a total of 438 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sheldon" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sheldon as well as things modernly associated with the name Sheldon such as celebrities named Sheldon.

Origin and Meaning of Sheldon

The name "Sheldon" is of English origin, and it means "Town in the Valley". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson is a chairman and ceo of the las vegas sands. Sheldon was born in 1933 as Sheldon Gary Adelson in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Sheldon

Sheldon And Amy
Sheldon Souray
Sheldon Whitehouse
Sheldon Brown
Sheldon Cooper
Sheldon Leonard
Sheldon Richardson

Alternative Meanings

S is for special, you are, you know!

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Nodlehs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nlehsod". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Sheldon born Oct 7, 2003

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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 China approximately on 725. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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