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What does Shelden mean?

Shelden Pronunciation of Shelden [shelden] as a boys' name is of Old English derivation, and the name Shelden means "willow valley; steep valley". Shelden is a version of Seldon (Old English): place name. Shelden is also a variant of Sheldon (Old English): also possibly "flat-topped hill".

Associated with: old english, willow (tree), valley.


Shelden has 1 variant: Sheldin.

2 more different relations via Seldon, Sheldon: Selden and Sellden.

Creative forms:
(male) Shelge, Sherden, ..

(female) Shelan, Shelsee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shelden Kamren (S.K.), ..

How popular is Shelden?

Shelden is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#22212 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Seldon and Sheldon (#1294 a year ago) are the popular alternative forms of Shelden (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Sellden, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Shelden reached its most widespread during the years 1930-1939 (average #1025) and has become significantly less since (#1647, 82.9%), with the version Sheldon becoming less stylish. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Seldon, Sheldon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alden, Belden, Bellden (see Belden), Brenden, Caelen, Chetwen (see Chetwin), Colden, Collden (see Colden), Elden, Emelen, Felten, Glenden, Golden, Halden, Holden, Jaeden, Kaeden, Kelden, Kellen, Kelten, Kelven, Malden, Melden, Mellen, Nelsen, Seeley, Seelye, Selbey, Selwin, Selwyn, Sender, Shade, Shalmon, Shandey (see Shandy), Shandon, Shanen, Shannen, Sheehan, Shefer, Shelbey, Shelbie, Shelby, Shelley, Shelly, Shelomi, Shelomo, Shelton, Sheplea (see Shepley), Shepley, Sheredan (see Sheridan), Shereef, Sheridan, Sheridon, Sherman, Shermon, Sherwen, Sherwin, Sherwyn, Skylen, Slayden, Sleven, Snowden, Steben, Steen, Steffen, Stensen, Stephen, Steven, Swensen, Tilden, Tillden (see Tilden), Walden and Welden. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shelden.

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