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What does Shirl mean?

Shirl /shirl/ as a girls' name. Shirl's root is Old English, and the name Shirl means "bright meadow". Shirl is a version of Shirley (Old English): place name.


Shirl has 16 different relations via Shirley: Sherlee, Sherli, Sherlie, Sheryl, Shirell, Shirelle, Shirely, Shirlea, Shirlee, Shirleen, Shirlene, Shirline, Shirlley, Shirly, Shirlyn and Shurlee.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Sheerl, Sirl, ..

(male) Shiurn, Shurn, ..

How popular is Shirl?

Shirl is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3194 out of 4276, Top 75%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Shirl for girls. Shirl entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #1248 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shirl name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Shirl and associated names. Popular variation forms of Shirl rated in the Top 2000 are Shirley (#1211 via latest list), Shirly, Shirlene, Shirleen, Shirlee and Sheryl. These relations of Shirl reached the apex of their popularity 84 years ago (median #1083) and are now much less conventional.

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

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

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

Similar Names


Shirl is alike in pronunciation to Charle. Other suggested similar names are Saira, Shara, Sharel, Shari, Sharil, Sharla, Sharly, Shary, Sharyl, Shell, Sher, Shera, Sheri, Sheril, Shery, Shiela, Shifra, Shila, Shilla, Shilo, Shira, Shirah, Shiral, Shiree, Shiri, Shirit, Shura, Shyra, Shyril (see Cheryl) and Siri. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shirl.