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What does Shirley mean?

Shirley \sh(ir)-ley\ as a girls' name is pronounced SURE-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Shirley is "bright meadow". Place name. Made famous by child actress and American ambassador Shirley Temple-Black. Actress Shirley MacLaine; politician Shirley Chisholm; novelist Shirley Hazzard.


Variations

Shirley has 20 variants: Sherlee, Sherli, Sherlie, Sherrlie, Sheryl, Shirell, Shirelle, Shirely, Shirl, Shirlea, Shirlee, Shirleen, Shirleigh, Shirlene, Shirlinda, Shirline, Shirlley, Shirly, Shirlyn and Shurlee.

For more information, see also the related girl name Shelley.


Popularity

Shirley is a very popular first name for women (#27 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1176 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Shirley for girls. Shirley reached its top position of #4 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Shirley and affiliated names. Shelley, Sheryl, Shirlee and Shirlene are the prominent related forms of Shirley appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5496%) and have become much less popular since, with the versions Shelley, Sheryl, Shirlee, Shirlene and Shirley becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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


Similar Names

Shirley is pronounced similarly to Charley, Sharlee and Sharly. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shirley.

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