Shelton

First Name
12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
91k
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shelton

"Shelton" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the ledge farm Deep valley". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A surname​.
  2. A city in Connecticut
  3. A village in Nebraska
  4. A city in Washington

Notable Persons Named Shelton

Spike Lee is a film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and professor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1977 to present. Spike was given the name Shelton Jackson Lee by his parent Bill Lee (musician) on March 20th, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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Shelton Benjamin is a wrestler. Shelton was born on July 9th, 1975 in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

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Hank Williams III is a country music, country rock, gothabilly, cowpunk, hardcore punk, heavy metal music, and outlaw country musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, banjo, Yodeling, Guild Guitar Company, Fryette Amplification, LOUD Technologies, and Randall Amplifiers. His most notable accomplishments were from 1991 to present. Hank was given the name Shelton Hank Williams on December 12th, 1972 in Nashville, Tennessee. Hank is also known as Hank 3.

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Shelton Woolright is a rock music musician. He plays Drum kit. He has had major accomplishments since 1997.

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Shelton was born in 1958 in Detroit.

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Shelton Martis is a soccer player for the S.B.V. Excelsior, FC Eindhoven, Darlington F.C., Hibernian F.C., West Bromwich Albion F.C., Scunthorpe United F.C., Doncaster Rovers F.C., Osotspa Samut Prakan F.C., Netherlands Antilles national football team, and Curaçao national football team. Shelton was born on November 29th, 1982 in Willemstad.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Shelton

Blake Shelton is a country music musician. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Blake was given the name Blake Tollison Shelton on June 18th, 1976 in Ada, Oklahoma, United States.

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Marley Shelton is an actress. She was most active from 1990 to present. Marley was given the name Marley Eve Shelton on April 12th, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Uriah Shelton is an actor, singing, and singer. His ongoing career started in 2007. Uriah was born on March 10th, 1997 in Dallas.

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Deborah Shelton is a beauty queen. She holds the title Miss Virginia USA 1970, Miss USA 1970, and Miss Virginia USA. Deborah was born Deborah Shelton on November 21st, 1948 in Washington, D.C.

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Ricky Van Shelton is a country music singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to 2006. Ricky was born on January 12th, 1952 in Danville, Virginia.

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Danny Shelton is a football player for the Cleveland Browns. Danny was born on August 20th, 1993 in Auburn, Washington.

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How popular is the baby name Shelton in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 0 7
1882 10 0 10
1883 8 0 8
1884 7 0 7
1885 8 0 8
1886 6 0 6
1887 10 0 10
1888 5 0 5
1890 5 0 5
1893 7 0 7
1894 9 0 9
1895 6 0 6
1896 6 0 6
1897 5 0 5
1898 8 0 8
1899 9 0 9
1900 7 0 7
1901 6 0 6
1902 7 0 7
1903 8 0 8
1904 11 0 11
1905 14 0 14
1906 10 0 10
1907 6 0 6
1908 18 0 18
1909 16 0 16
1910 26 0 26
1911 7 0 7
1912 23 0 23
1913 36 0 36
1914 51 0 51
1915 58 0 58
1916 45 0 45
1917 77 0 77
1918 78 0 78
1919 77 0 77
1920 79 0 79
1921 84 0 84
1922 78 0 78
1923 62 0 62
1924 98 0 98
1925 81 0 81
1926 72 0 72
1927 85 0 85
1928 66 0 66
1929 72 0 72
1930 67 0 67
1931 53 0 53
1932 74 0 74
1933 72 0 72
1934 77 0 77
1935 97 0 97
1936 94 0 94
1937 115 0 115
1938 91 0 91
1939 94 0 94
1940 100 0 100
1941 119 0 119
1942 103 0 103
1943 106 5 101
1944 106 0 106
1945 106 0 106
1946 88 0 88
1947 122 0 122
1948 131 0 131
1949 136 5 131
1950 125 0 125
1951 125 0 125
1952 123 0 123
1953 129 0 129
1954 128 0 128
1955 146 0 146
1956 149 0 149
1957 132 0 132
1958 160 0 160
1959 144 0 144
1960 149 0 149
1961 140 0 140
1962 141 0 141
1963 158 7 151
1964 159 5 154
1965 156 0 156
1966 158 8 150
1967 143 0 143
1968 137 0 137
1969 169 7 162
1970 142 0 142
1971 167 0 167
1972 185 6 179
1973 138 5 133
1974 144 0 144
1975 174 6 168
1976 155 0 155
1977 141 0 141
1978 136 0 136
1979 153 6 147
1980 128 7 121
1981 123 0 123
1982 118 0 118
1983 116 0 116
1984 116 0 116
1985 117 0 117
1986 112 8 104
1987 137 5 132
1988 150 0 150
1989 154 5 149
1990 155 0 155
1991 165 5 160
1992 145 0 145
1993 165 7 158
1994 145 8 137
1995 129 6 123
1996 138 7 131
1997 133 9 124
1998 120 8 112
1999 112 0 112
2000 114 8 106
2001 100 7 93
2002 115 6 109
2003 108 0 108
2004 103 0 103
2005 95 0 95
2006 98 0 98
2007 89 6 83
2008 78 5 73
2009 66 0 66
2010 59 0 59
2011 72 0 72
2012 62 0 62
2013 63 5 58
2014 55 0 55
2015 62 0 62
2016 40 0 40

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Popularity of Shelton as a first name

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Popularity of Shelton as a last name

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Common last names for Shelton

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Harris
  • Taylor
  • Lee
  • Miller
  • Lewis
  • Wright
  • Thompson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shelton U.S.
  White 73.49% 64.26%
  African American 20.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shelton

People with the last name Shelton are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Shelton

  • How Popular is the name Shelton? Shelton is the 2,239th most popular name of all time. As a last name Shelton was the 344th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shelton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,888 babies born with the first name Shelton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shelton to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shelton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Shelton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shelton is Tuesday, November 13th, 1855.
  • What year had the most people named Shelton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shelton was in 1972 with a total of 179 babies.
  • Random Shelton Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shelton is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Shelton: Your name in reverse order is Notlehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Etloshn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shelton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 90,517 people with the last name Shelton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shelton? Shelton was ranked as the 344th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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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