Meaning and name origin
Sheldon \sh(el)-don\ as a boy's 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 is a very popular first name for males (#442 out of 1220, Top 36%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1845 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sheldon for boys. Sheldon reached its highest rank of #288 in the U.S. in 1930-1939. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Sheldon and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Shelton and Sheldon. (2014 statistics).