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What does Shellby mean?

Shellby Pronunciation of Shellby [shell-by] as a girls' name is an Old Norse name, and the name Shellby means "willow; from the ledge estate". Shellby is an alternate form of Shelby (Old Norse).

Associated with: norse, willow (tree).


Shellby has 6 variants: Shelbea, Shelbee, Shelbeigh, Shelbey, Shelbi and Shelbie.

Creative forms:
(female) Shellfa, Shellse, ..

(male) Shelldo, Shellyn, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shellby Jailyn (S.J.), ..

How popular is Shellby?

Shellby is an unusual first name for females. Shellby is an equivalently unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Shellby (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Shelbey, Shelbi, Shelbie and Shelby (#299 in 2015). Other forms, like Shelbeigh, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Shellby reached its peak in the year 1991 (usage of 0.7%) and has become significantly diminished since (usage 0.1%, down 91.3%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shelbey, Shelbi, Shelbie, Shelby in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Kelby, Pheby, Salley, Sally, Schelley, Seely, Selbey, Selby, Sellma, Shanelly, Sharly, Sheba, Sheeba, Sheela, Sheelah, Sheila, Sheilah, Sheilia, Sheilya, Shela, Shelagh, Shelia, Shelisa, Shell, Shella, Shelle, Shellee, Shelley, Shelli, Shellie, Shelly, Shelom, Sheray, Sherey, Sherlee, Sherli, Sherlie, Sherrey, Sherry, Shery, Sheyla, Shilla, Shirley, Shirlley (see Shirley), Shirly, Stella, Stelle, Suellen and Trillby. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shellby.

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