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Shelby (boy)

What does Shelby mean?

Shelby Pronunciation of Shelby [shel-by] as a boys' name (also used more commonly as girls' name Shelby) is pronounced SHEL-bee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Shelby is "willow; from the ledge estate". Place name. Author Shelby Foote.

Associated with: willow (tree), estate (home).


Shelby has 2 variants: Shelbey and Shelbie.

Affiliated boy name: Selby.

Creative forms:
(male) Shelph, Steby, ..

(female) Shelcy, Shelmy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shelby Brendon (S.B.), ..

How popular is Shelby?

Shelby is a somewhat popular first name for males (#656 out of 1220, Top 54%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#2826 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shelby reached its top rank of #427 in the U.S. in the year 1991, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alby, Bailby (see Balbo), Colby, Collby, Denby, Derby, Gilby, Gillby, Kelby, Kellby, Kerby, Kolby, Sahel, Scully, Sealey, Seb, Sebo, Seeley, Seely, Seelye, Sela, Selah, Selbey, Selig, Selim, Selmo, Selwyn, Shaday, Shalom, Shandy, Shanley, Shay, Shea, Shefer, Shelden, Sheldin, Sheldon, Shelley, Shelly, Shelomi, Shelomo, Shelton, Shem, Shep, Sheplea (see Shepley), Shepley, Shepp, Shepply (see Shepley), Sherif, Sherwyn, Shilo, Shiloh, Shipley, Sholom, Shylo, Shyloh, Skelly, Skerry, Sly, Smedley, Smedly (see Smedley), Somerby, Sorley, Steba (see Stephen), Stepny, Stevy, Sulley, Sully, Sweeny, Thoby, Welby, Wellby and Whitby. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shelby.

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