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What does Shelli mean?

Shelli Pronunciation of Shelli [shel-li] as a girls' name is an Old English name, and the meaning of Shelli is "sloped meadow". Shelli is a version of Shelley (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, meadow.


Shelli has 4 variants: Schelley, Shellee, Shellie and Shelly.

Creative forms:
(female) Shali, Tiali, ..

(male) Sheler, Shelmi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shelli Courtney (S.C.), ..

How popular is Shelli?

Shelli is a very prominent first name for females (#1323 out of 4276, Top 31%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shelli entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #550 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shelli name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Shelly, Shellie and Shelley are the popular variation forms of Shelli ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Schelley, are uncommon. These forms of Shelli were at the apex of their popularity 55 years ago (average #335), but now, versions such as Shelly have become somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shelli, Shelley, Shellie, Shelly in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shelli and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shelli is alike in pronunciation to Cellie, Chella, Chelli, Shaela, Shaelee, Shaili, Shalee, Shalia, Shayla, Shaylla, Sheelah, Sheila, Sheilah, Sheilya, Shela, Shelia, Shella, Shiela, Shila, Shilah, Shilla, Shilo, Shiloh, Shylah and Shylo. Other recommended names are Chelci, Chell, Chelle, Chelsi, Chesli, Delli, Kelli, Melli, Nelli, Salli, Sallie, Sally, Seelia, Seelie, Seely, Seila, Sela, Selia, Selie, Seula, Shelbi, Shelbie, Shelby, Shell, Shellby, Shelle, Shelom, Sherai, Sheri, Sherli, Sherlie, Sherri, Sillia, Soulle, Stella, Stelle and Suelo. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shelli.

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