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pinWhat does Shelly mean?

Shelly /shel-ly/ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Shelly). Shelly's name origins are Hebrew 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 4 variants: Schelley, Shellee, Shelli and Shellie.

Shelly has 1 more relation via Rachel, Rochelle, Shelley: Shell.

Kreatif forms: Shayly, Shily. [more]

pinHow 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 history 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)

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

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

Popular varying forms of Shelly rated in the Top 1000 are Rachel (#155 from current records), Rochelle, Shelley, Shelli and Shellie. These forms of Shelly were popular with parents 5 decades ago (average #301) and have become significantly less conventional since (#859, 80%), with forms such as Shelli becoming less in vogue.

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

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

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Shelly is alike in pronunciation to Chella, Chelli, Shaela, Shaila, Shaili, Shalaya, Shalee, Shalia, Shayla, Sheela, Sheila, Sheilah, Sheilia, Sheilya, Shelia, Shella, Shiela, Shila, Shilea, Shilla, Shilo, Shula, Shyla, Shylo and Shyloh. Other suggested similar baby names are Chelcy, Chell, Chelle, Chelsy, Delly, Emelly, Joelly, Kelly, Melly, Nelly, Philly, Salley, Salli, Sally, Seelia, Seelie, Seely, Seila, Sela, Selby, Selia, Selie, Seula, Shanelly, Sharly, Shelbey, Shelbi, Shelby, Shellby, Shelle, Shelom, Sheray, Sherey, Sherli, Sherry, Shery, Shirly, Soulle, Stella, Stelle and Suelo. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shelly.