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Meaning and name origin

Shelby \sh(el)-by\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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.


Variations

Shelby has 7 variant forms: Shelbea, Shelbee, Shelbeigh, Shelbey, Shelbi, Shelbie and Shellby.

There is 1 masculine form of Shelby: Selby.


Popularity

Shelby is a very popular first name for females (#519 out of 4276, Top 12%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2637 out of 88799, Top 3%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shelby for girls. Shelby reached its highest rank of #33 in the U.S. in 1991 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shelby name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shelby outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shelby and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Shelby (#294), Shelbie and Shelbi. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shelbi, Shelbie, Shelby in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shelby outside U.S.


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Selbey, Selby and Shelly. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shelby.

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