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What does Shirlyn mean?

Shirlyn Pronunciation of Shirlyn [shirlyn] as a girls' name is an Old English name, and the name Shirlyn means "bright meadow". Shirlyn is an alternate spelling of Shirley (Old English): place name.

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


Shirlyn has 3 variants: Shirleen, Shirlene and Shirline.

14 more different relations via Shirley: Sherlee, Sherli, Sherlie, Sheryl, Shirell, Shirelle, Shirely, Shirl, Shirlea, Shirlee, Shirlinda, Shirlley, Shirly and Shurlee.

Creative forms:
(female) Shirya, Silyn, ..

(male) Shirlay, Shirman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shirlyn Elaine (S.E.), ..

How popular is Shirlyn?

Shirlyn is a rare first name for women. Shirlyn is also a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular related forms of Shirlyn (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Sheryl, Shirl, Shirlee, Shirleen, Shirlene, Shirley (#1307 in 2015) and Shirly. These relations of Shirlyn were favored by parents during 1930-1939 (adoption of 3.97%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.01%, 99.8%), with versions such as Shirlee becoming less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Shirlyn is pronounced similarly to Charlyn, Charlyne, Charlynn, Cherlyn, Cherlyne, Sharlan, Sharlane, Sharleen, Sharlene, Sharleyne, Sharline, Sharlyn, Sharlyne, Sharlynne, Sherlene and Sherlynn. Other suggested similar names are Saralyn, Shailyn, Sharalin, Sharalyn, Sharelyn, Sharilynn (see Cherilyn), Sharlana (see Sharlene), Sharlena, Sharlina, Sharly, Sharmyn, Sharolyn, Sharyn, Shaylyn, Sheralin (see Cherilyn), Sheralyn, Sherilin, Sherilyn, Sherrilyn, Sherrylyn, Sherryn, Sherylin, Sherylyn, Sheryn, Shireen and Starlyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shirlyn.

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