Shelva

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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How to Pronounce Shelva

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shelva

User Submitted Origins

     Hebrew
40%
     English
40%
     African
20%

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Pennsylvania, United States, the name Shelva means "Strong".
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International Interest

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1936 98 89 9
1937 194 194 0
1938 163 163 0
1939 100 100 0
1940 70 70 0
1941 51 46 5
1942 50 50 0
1943 35 35 0
1944 21 21 0
1945 13 13 0
1946 20 20 0
1947 30 30 0
1948 25 25 0
1949 19 19 0
1950 18 18 0
1951 13 13 0
1952 12 12 0
1953 14 14 0
1954 15 15 0
1955 16 16 0
1956 22 22 0
1957 6 6 0
1958 14 14 0
1959 8 8 0
1960 11 11 0
1961 6 6 0
1962 13 13 0
1963 9 9 0
1966 7 7 0
1967 6 6 0
1968 5 5 0
1969 7 7 0
1970 8 8 0
1971 6 6 0
1972 8 8 0
1974 6 6 0
1975 7 7 0
1980 5 5 0
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International Interest for Shelva

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Shelva as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Shelva

  • How Popular is the name Shelva? Shelva is the 9,767th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Shelva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,131 babies born with the first name Shelva in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shelva to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shelva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1936 when it was given as a first name to 98 new born babies.
  • When was Shelva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shelva is Wednesday, May 4th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Shelva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shelva was in 1937 with a total of 194 babies.
  • Random Shelva Factoid: According to the 1939 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shelva is not a popular baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, only 16 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1939.
  • Weird things about the name Shelva: Your name in reverse order is Avlehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aehslv. How do you pronounce that?

What Shelvas Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Shelva born Aug 18, 1922

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 Western Australia approximately on 1150. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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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).