What 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 1 more relation via Rachel, Rochelle, Shelley: Shell.Kreatif forms:
(female) Shayly, Shily, ..
(male) Shellyle, Shelney, ..
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 history of Shelly for girls. Shelly entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex position of #112 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 2000 are Rachel (#155 from current records), Rochelle, Shelley, Shelli and Shellie. These forms of Shelly were popular with parents 3 decades ago (average #638) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1692, ▼90%), with forms such as Shelly becoming less in vogue.
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 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.