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Shelly (boy)

What does Shelly mean?

Shelly Pronunciation of Shelly [shelly] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Shelly) has its root in Old English, and the meaning of Shelly is "ledge meadow". Shelly is a variant form of Shelley (Old English).

ASSOCIATED WITH old english, meadow


(male) Shaly, Shenly, ..

(female) Shelda, Shelsi, ..

Shelly Adonis (S.A.), ..

How popular is Shelly?

Shelly is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#5848 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Shelly reached its top rank of #930 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 BIRTH Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shelly name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other popular variation form of Shelly ranked in the Top 2000 is Shelley. Adoption of these forms of Shelly was at its most widespread a century ago (AVERAGE #999).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shelly, Shelley in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shelly is alike in pronunciation to Shilo, Shiloh, Shylo and Shyloh. Other suggested similar names are Chesly, Kelly, Philly, Sahel, Scully, Seal, Sealey, Seeley, Seely, Seelye, Sela, Selah, Selby, Sewell, Shaul, Shelbey, Shelby, Shepley, Shepply (see Shepley), Sill, Skelly, Sly, Smedly (see Smedley), Sulley and Sully. These names tend to be more commonly used than Shelly.

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