What does Shirlene mean?
Shirlene /shir-lene/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Old English origin, and Shirlene means "bright meadow". Shirlene is a variant form, with the suffix -ne, of Shirley (Old English): place name.
How popular is Shirlene?
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. in the 1930s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Shirlene and affiliated names. Sheryl, Shirlee and Shirley are the popular alternative forms of Shirlene. Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1940-1949 (usage of 0.5505%) and has become much less since, with the forms Sheryl, Shirlee, Shirlene and Shirley becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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.