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Shelby 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.
Shelby has 7 variant forms: Shelbea, Shelbee, Shelbeigh, Shelbey, Shelbi, Shelbie and Shellby.
Popularity of Shelby
Shelby is a very popular first name for women (#519 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2637 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Shelby for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Shelby with its variant forms and related girl baby names.