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pinWhat 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.


Sheldon has 2 variants: Shelden and Sheldin.

Kreatif forms: Shelson, Sherdon. [more]

pinHow 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 #288 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sheldon name in U.S.

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Sheldon and associated names. The only other popular variation form of Sheldon rated in the Top 1000 is Shelton. These relations of Sheldon were popular as birth names during the years 1930-1939 (average #452) and have become significantly less widespread since, with forms like Sheldon becoming somewhat dated.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sheldon, Shelton in U.S.

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

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