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What does Shirl mean?

Shirl Pronunciation of Shirl [shirl] as a girls' name has its root in Old English, and the name Shirl means "bright meadow". Shirl is a version of Shirley (Old English): place name.

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


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

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

(male) Shiurn, Shurn, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shirl Nahla (S.N.), ..

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)

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. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Shirl rated in the Top 2000 are Shirley (#1307 via latest list), Shirly, Shirlene, Shirleen, Shirlee and Sheryl. These relations of Shirl reached the apex of their popularity 85 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.

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