What does Shelby mean?
Shelby [shel-by] as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Shelby) is pronounced SHEL-bee. It is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Shelby is "willow; from the ledge estate". English surname used as a given name for girls and occasionally for boys.
Shelby has 1 masculine form: Selby.Creative forms:
(female) Shelmy, Stelby, ..
(male) Shelen, Shelph, .. Middle name pairings:
Shelby Fabiola (S.F.), ..
How popular is Shelby?
Shelby is a very popular first name for females (#519 out of 4276, Top 12%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#2826 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name history of Shelby for girls. Shelby was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #33 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #299 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Shelby (#299 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000 are Shelbey, Shelbi and Shelbie. These relations of Shelby were at the top of their popularity 24 years ago (usage of 0.73%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.06%, ▼91.3%), with forms such as Shelbi becoming less in vogue.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Chelcy, Chelsy, Kelby, Pheby, Seely, Selbea (see Selby), Selbee, Selbey, Selbie, Selby, Shalva, Sheba, Sheeba, Shela, Shelia▼, Shell, Shella, Shelle, Shelley▼, Shelli▼, Shelly▼, Shelom, Sheray, Sherey, Sherry▼, Shery and Silvy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shelby.See names in meaning and etymology.