What does Sheldon mean?
Sheldon [shel-don] as a boys' name is pronounced SHEL-den. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Sheldon is "steep valley". Also possibly "flat-topped hill". Place name. See also Shelton. Author Sidney Sheldon.
(male) Sheldonn, Sherdon, ..
(female) Shelfron, Shelow, ..
How popular is Sheldon?
Sheldon is a very prominent first name for males (#442 out of 1220, Top 36%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1708 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name statistics of Sheldon for boys. Sheldon reached its highest position of #262 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is at #1294 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Sheldon and associated names. The only other popular variation form of Sheldon (#1294 last year) rated in the Top 2000 is Shelton. These relations of Sheldon were popular as birth names during the years 1930-1939 (average #457) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1647, down 85.2%), with the form Sheldon becoming somewhat dated.
Recommended names are Aldon, Beldon, Belldon (see Belden), Belton, Brendon▼, Chelton, Cheston, Chilton, Creedon, Deleon, Delmon, Delon, Eldon▼, Felton, Jaedon, Jaelon, Keldon, Kelvon, Kendon, Maldon, Meldon, Mellon, Nelson▼, Salmon, Salton, Seaton, Seeton, Sefton, Selden, Seldon, Sellden (see Seldon), Selmo, Selwyn, Seton, Sexton, Shadoe, Shadow, Shalmon, Shalom, Shandon, Shannon▼, Shanon, Shaylon, Shelbie, Shelby▼, Shelly, Shelomo, Sherborn, Sheredan (see Sheridan), Sheridon, Sherman▼, Shermon, Sherwen, Sherwin, Shilo, Shiloh▲, Shipton, Sholom, Shylo, Shyloh, Snowdon, Steffon, Stefon, Stephon▼, Stetson▲, Stevon, Theodon, Theon, Theron▼, Therron, Waldon, Weldon▼, Welldon, Welton and Wheaton. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sheldon.See names in meaning and etymology.