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What does Shirly mean?

Shirly \sh(ir)-ly\ as a girls' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Shirly is "bright meadow". Shirly is a variation of Shirley (Old English): place name.


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

Shirly has 9 more different forms via Shirley: Sheryl, Shirell, Shirelle, Shirl, Shirleen, Shirlene, Shirlinda, Shirline and Shirlyn.


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 (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000. 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sheryl, Shirlee, 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 Charly, Sharla and Sharly. Another recommended similar baby name is Shiral. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shirly.