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Meaning and name origin

Shelly \sh(el)-ly\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Shelly), has the meaning "ewe, female sheep; little rock; rest; sloped meadow" and is a variant of Rachel (Hebrew), biblical: Jacob's wife, described as being "beautiful in form and countenance". Also a variant of Rochelle (French, Old German): may be based on the French place name of La Rochelle. Shelly is also used as a variant of Shelley (Old English): place name.

Shelly has 4 variant forms: Schelley, Shellee, Shelli, Shellie.

Shelly is also pronounced similarly to Chella, Chelli, Sheela, Sheila, Sheilya, Shela, Shelia, Shella, Sheyla and Shilla. Other suggested similar baby names are Sally, Seely, Shelby, Shell, Shellby and Shelle.


Shelly is a very popular first name for females (#294 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4711 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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