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What does Shirely mean?

Shirely Pronunciation of Shirely [shire-ly] as a name for girls is an Old English name, and the name Shirely means "bright meadow". Shirely is a variant form of Shirley (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, bright (light), meadow.


Shirely has 10 variants: Sherlee, Sherli, Sherlie, Sherrlie, Shirlea, Shirlee, Shirleigh, Shirlley, Shirly and Shurlee.

7 more alternative forms via Shirley: Sheryl, Shirell, Shirelle, Shirl, Shirleen, Shirlene and Shirlyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Shirela, Sirely, ..

(male) Shirese, Shisel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shirely Lillyanna (S.L.), ..

How popular is Shirely?

Shirely is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3195 out of 4276, Top 75%) and also a somewhat popular surname for all people (#125639 out of 150436, Top 84%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Shirely (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Sheryl, Shirl, Shirlee, Shirleen, Shirlene, Shirley (#1307 in recent rankings) and Shirly. Other variants, like Sherlie, are seldom used. These relations of Shirely were popular 9 decades ago (median #1083) and are now significantly less conventional (#1901, 99.8%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sheryl, Shirl, Shirlee, Shirleen, Shirlene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shirley, Shirly in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shirely is pronounced similarly to Charly, Sharla and Sharly. Other recommended names are Sarely, Sharel, Sharell, Sharelle, Sharelyn, Sharil, Sharrell, Sharyl, Sharyll, Sherell, Sherelle, Sherey, Sheril, Sherill, Sherrell, Sheryell, Sheryle, Sheryll, Shiela, Shiral, Shirece, Shiree, Shireen, Shyril (see Cheryl), Shyrill, Sisely, Sorel, Sorell, Sorrel and Sorrell. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shirely.

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