What does Shelly mean?
(male) Shaly, Shenly, ..
(female) Shelda, Shelsi, .. Middle name pairings:
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)
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).
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.See names in meaning and etymology.