What does Shelby mean?
Shelby \sh(el)-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.
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 (#2637 out of 88799, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Popular variation forms of Shelby (#294 the previous year) are Shelbi and Shelbie. This girl name was at the top of its popularity in 1992 and has become significantly less widespread since, with the forms Shelbi and Shelbie becoming less in vogue. Shelby (#294) is the most contemporarily stylish girl name in this compilation. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Shelby and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)