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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 is a very popular first name for females (#354 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2532 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shelley for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shelley and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Michelle, Rachel, Rochelle, Shelley, Shelli, Shellie, Shelly and Shirley. (2015 statistics).
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