What does Shirly mean?
Shirly /shir-ly/ [2 sylls.] 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. Sharley is a familiar last name.
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)
Sheryl, Shirlee, Shirlene and Shirley are the prominent related forms of Shirly (not ranked) rated in the Top 1000. Forms like Shirelle are uncommon. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.5505%) and have become much less widespread since, with the versions Sheryl, Shirlee, Shirlene and Shirley becoming less fashionable. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Shirly and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)