What does Shelly mean?
Shelly /shel-ly/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Shelly). Shelly's name origins are Hebrew, French, Old German and Old English, and the name Shelly means "ewe, female sheep; little rock; rest; sloped meadow". Shelly is an alternate form of Rachel (Hebrew). Biblical: Jacob's wife. Shelly is also a variation of Rochelle (French, Old German). Shelly is also used as a derivative of Shelley (Old English).
Shelly▼ has 34 more related variations via Rachel, Rochelle, Shelley: Rachael▼, Racheal▼, Rachelanne, Rachelce, Rachele, Racheli, Rachell, Rachelle▼, Rachil, Rae▼, Raechel, Raechell, Rahel, Rahil, Rakel, Raquel▼, Raquela, Raquella, Raquelle, Rashell, Rashelle, Ray▼, Raychel, Raychelle, Rechell, Roch, Rochele, Rochell, Rochella, Rochette, Roschella, Roschelle, Roshelle and Shell.Kreatif forms: Shayly, Shily. [more]
How popular is Shelly?
Shelly is a very popular first name for women (#294 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#5848 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Shelly for girls. Shelly entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #115 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular varying forms of Shelly rated in the Top 1000 are Rachael, Racheal, Rachel (#155 the previous year), Rachelle, Rae, Raquel (#697), Ray, Rochelle, Shelley, Shelli and Shellie. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5518%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.0957%, down 82.7%), with forms such as Rachael, Raquel, Shelli, Shellie and Shelly falling out of style. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Shelly and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shelly▼ is alike in pronunciation to Chella, Chelli, Sheela, Sheila▼, Sheilya, Shela, Shelia▼, Shella, Sheyla and Shilla. Other suggested similar baby names are Sally▼, Seely, Shelby▲, Shellby and Shelle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shelly.