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What does Shirly mean?

Shirly Pronunciation of Shirly [shirly] 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.

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

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

(male) Shirdy, Shirny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shirly Yaritza (S.Y.), ..

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)

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. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Sheryl, Shirl, Shirlee, Shirleen, Shirlene and Shirley (#1307 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.

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