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What does Shirly mean?

Shirly /shir-ly/ as a girls' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Shirly is "bright meadow". Shirly is an alternate spelling of Shirley (Old English): place name.

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


Shirly has 10 variants: Sherlee, Sherli, Sherlie, Sherrlie, Shirely, Shirlea, Shirlee, Shirleigh, Shirlley and Shurlee.

Shirly has 8 more different relations via Shirley: Sheryl, Shirell, Shirelle, Shirl, Shirleen, Shirlene, Shirline and Shirlyn.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Shirla, Shirsy, ..

(male) Shirdy, Shirny, ..

How popular is Shirly?

Shirly is a very popular first name for females (#1832 out of 4276, Top 43%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Presented below is the birth name history of Shirly for girls. Shirly was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #1804 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Sheryl, Shirl, Shirlee, Shirleen, Shirlene and Shirley (#1211 a year ago) are the prominent related forms of Shirly rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Shirlley, are uncommon. These relations of Shirly reached the peak of their popularity in the 1930s (adoption of 3.97%) and have become much less widespread since (adoption 0.01%, 99.8%), with versions like Shirley becoming less fashionable.

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

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

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

Similar Names


Shirly is alike in pronunciation to Charla, Charley, Charli, Charly, Sharla, Sharlee, Sharlie and Sharly. Other recommended names are Philly, Sarely, Sharay, Sharel, Sharell, Sharil, Sharlyn, Shary, Sharyl, Sharyll, Shelly, Sheray, Sherell, Sherey, Sheril, Sherill, Sherry, Sherryl, Shery, Sheryle, Sheryll, Shiela, Shila, Shilla, Shilo, Shira, Shirah, Shiral, Shiree, Shiri, Shirit, Shyril (see Cheryl) and Shyrill. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shirly.