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.Kreatif forms: Shelsy, Stelby. [more]
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 #294 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Popular variation forms of Shelby (#294 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Shelbi and Shelbie. These relations of Shelby were at the top of their popularity 22 (usage of 0.652%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.235%, ▼63.9%), with forms such as Shelbie becoming less in vogue. Shelby is the most contemporarily stylish girl name in this compilation.
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Suggested similar baby names are Chelcy, Chelsy, Kelby, Pheby, Seely, Selbea, 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.