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What does Shanley mean?

Shanley Pronunciation of Shanley [shan-ley] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Shanley is "small and ancient". Playwright John Patrick Shanley.

Associated with: irish, small (little), ancient (old).


Shanley has 1 variant: Shannley.

Creative forms:
(male) Sanley, Shanser, ..

(female) Shance, Shancer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shanley Ewan (S.E.), ..

How popular is Shanley?

Shanley is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#7386 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Shanley has yet to make it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Branley, Chancey, Chaney, Charley, Cranley, Hanley, Manley, Sandey, Scanlen (see Scanlon), Sealey, Shandey (see Shandy), Shandy, Shane, Shanen, Shannen, Shawnel, Shawney, Shelley, Shepley, Shipley, Stanlea, Stanlee, Stanley, Stanly and Thandey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shanley.

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