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) Shelmon, Sherdon, ..
(female) Shelan, Shelow, .. Middle name pairings:
Sheldon Boaz (S.B.), ..
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)
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. 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.
Similar NamesRecommended 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.