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What does Selby mean?

Selby Pronunciation of Selby as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Selby) is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Selby is "manor village". Place name. Shelby is now commonly used as a girl's name.

ASSOCIATED WITH Se-, -by, old english


VARIANTS Selbey, Shelbey, Shelbie, Shelby

(male) Seby, ..

(female) Seldy, ..

Selby Daniel (S.D.), ..

How popular is Selby?

Selby is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2858 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

The only prominent alternative form of Selby (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 is Shelby. This form of Selby was at the peak of its popularity 24 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.03%). (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shelby in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Alby, Colby, Denby, Derby, Gilby, Kelby, Kellby, Kerby, Kolby, Sealey, Seb, Sebo, Seeley, Seely, Sela, Selah, Selig, Selim, Selmo, Selwyn, Shelly, Skelly, Sly, Sully, Welby and Wellby. These names tend to be more commonly used than Selby.

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