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Meaning and Name Origin

Shirlene \sh(i)-rle-ne, shir-lene\ as a name for girls. Shirlene means "bright meadow". Shirlene is a variant of Shirley (Old English): place name. A somewhat rare name for kids.


Shirlene has 3 variants: Shirleen, Shirline and Shirlyn.

Shirlene has 16 more related variations via Shirley: Sherlee, Sherli, Sherlie, Sherrlie, Sheryl, Shirell, Shirelle, Shirely, Shirl, Shirlea, Shirlee, Shirleigh, Shirlinda, Shirlley, Shirly and Shurlee.


Shirlene is a very popular first name for females (#1465 out of 4276, Top 34%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Shirlene for girls. Shirlene was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #757 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Shirlene and affiliated names. Sheryl, Shirlee and Shirley are the popular alternative forms of Shirlene ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1940-1949 and has become much less since, with the forms Sheryl, Shirlee, Shirlene and Shirley becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sheryl, Shirlee, Shirlene, Shirley in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shirlene is pronounced similarly to Charlene, Sharlane, Sharlene, Sharleyne, Sharline, Sharlyne and Sherlene. Other suggested similar baby names are Sharlena and Sherelene. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shirlene.