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Shelley /shel-ley/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' 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 variants: Schelley, Shellee, Shelli, Shellie and Shelly.

Affiliated girl names: Shell and Rachel.

Shelley has 11 more alternative forms via Michelle, Rochelle, Shirley: Chelle, Shell, Sherlee, Sherli, Sherlie, Shirelle, Shirlea, Shirlee, Shirlley, Shirly and Shurlee.

Kreatif forms: Shaley, Shyley. [more]

pinHow popular is Shelley?

Shelley is a very popular first name for females (#354 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2373 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Shelley for girls. Shelley was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #155 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shelley name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Shelley and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Shelley are Rachel (#155 in 2014), Michelle (#187), Shirlee, Shirley, Shelly, Shelli, Rochelle and Shellie. These relations of Shelley were favored as baby names 54 years ago (usage of 0.68%) and have become much less common since (usage 0.18%, 73%). Rachel is the continual favorite, although Michelle appears to be gaining favor too, while forms like Shelley, Shellie, Rochelle, Shelli and Shirley are now less common.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shelley, Michelle, Rachel, Rochelle, Shelli in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shellie, Shelly, Shirlee, Shirley in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Michelle, Rachel outside U.S.

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Shelley is alike in pronunciation to Chella, Chelli, Chellie, Shaelee, Shalee, Shaylee, Sheela, Sheelah, Sheila, Sheilah, Sheilia, Sheilya, Shela, Shelagh, Shelia, Shella, Sheyla, Shilea and Shilla. Other suggested similar baby names are Adalley, Bailley, Chelsey, Chesley, Danelley, Dolley, Haeley, Kaeley, Kalley, Keeley, Kelcey, Kelley, Keyley, Lesley, Molley, Nelley, Nelsey, Perley, Polley, Sallee, Salley, Sally, Seelie, Seely, Selbea, Selbey, Selby, Selie, Semelle, Shandey, Shanelly, Shaney, Sharelle, Sharlet, Sheileen, Shelbea, Shelbee, Shelbey, Shelby, Shellby, Shelle, Shenelle, Sheray, Sherey, Sherie, Sherlene, Sherrey, Sheryle, Shonelle, Shynelle, Sibelle, Soulle, Stelle, Suellen, Sybelle and Yolley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shelley.