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Shelley meaning and name origin
Shelley \sh(el)-ley\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Shelley), is pronounced SHEL-ee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Shelley is "sloped meadow". Place name. Used as a short form of names like Michelle, Rochelle, and Shirley. Made famous by poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Actresses Shelley Long, Shelley Duvall, Shelley Winters.Shelley has 5 variant forms: Schelley, Shellee, Shelli, Shellie and Shelly.
For more information, see also related names Shell and Rachel. Baby names that sound like Shelley are Shelle, Chelle and Shella.
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Popularity of Shelley
Shelley is a very popular first name for women (#354 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2532 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Shelley compared with its variant forms and related girl baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Shelley only.