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What does Shirlene mean?

Shirlene Pronunciation of Shirlene as a name for girls is of Old English origin, and Shirlene means "bright meadow". Shirlene is a variant form of Shirley (Old English): place name.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, bright (light), meadow


VARIANTS Shirlyn, Shirline, Shirleen

RELATIONS VIA SHIRLEY Sherlee, Sherlie, Shirell, Shirelle, Shirely, Shirl, Shirlea, Shirlee, Shirleigh, Shirlinda, Shirlley, Shirly, Shurlee



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How popular is Shirlene?

Shirlene is a very popular first name for females (#1465 out of 4276, Top 34%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Shirlene was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #757 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Shirl, Shirlee, Shirleen, Shirley (#1464 A YEAR AGO) and Shirly are the popular alternative forms of Shirlene. Usage of these relations of Shirlene was at its most widespread during 1930-1939 (USAGE OF 2.18%) and has become much less since (USAGE 0.01%, 100%), with forms like Shirley becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shirlene, Shirl, Shirlee, Shirleen, Shirley, Shirly in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shirlene is pronounced similarly to Charleene, Charlene, Charline, Charlyne, Cherlyne, Sharlaine, Sharlan, Sharlane, Sharleen, Sharlene, Sharleyne, Sharline, Sharlyn, Sharlyne, Sharlynne, Sherlene and Sherlynn. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abilene, Adilene, Ailene, Arlene, Cailene, Charlee, Charlena, Charmene, Cherene, Darlene, Kailene, Lurlene, Marlene, Myrlene, Philena, Phillane, Philline, Sarene, Serene, Shaelee, Shalane, Shalee, Sharalyn, Sharee, Shareen, Shareese, Sharelyn, Sharelynne (see Cherilyn), Sharen, Sharena, Sharlana (see Sharlene), Sharlee, Sharlett, Sharlina, Sharmane, Shaylee, Shaylene, Shellee, Shene, Sheralin (see Cherilyn), Sheralyn, Sheree, Shereece, Shereen, Shereena, Sherelene (see Sherilyn), Sherilynne, Sherine, Sherree, Sherylin, Shilea, Shirece, Shireen, Shivonne, Silence, Sirena, Sirene and Virgene. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shirlene.

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