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Shirley meaning, origin, history | Meaning of name

Name: Shirley No. of characters: 7 Gender: GirlOrigin: English Old English
How to pronounce Shirley shi-rley What does my name mean?
Meanings: Bright Clearing Shining Meadow Bright Grassland Country Meadow Bright Meadow English name, meaning similar to a place and family names. Widely known through the novel (1849) by Charlotte Brontë. Namesake: Shirley MacLaine, American actress.

Shirley was ranked 767 in 1993 US male names list and elevated by 1.29% from its previous ranking of 777 in 1992. Shirley was ranked 788 in 2016 list of US girls name and dropped by 0.38% from its previous ranking of 785 in 2015.

Full form of Shirley : Smart Honest Inoffensive Reserved Logical Entertaining Youthful

Shirley is a rare first name for a girl in England & Wales which is a rare name since 1996 and ranked 3252 in 2015. Only 207 people have Shirley as their first name. Shirley is a very consistent name over the past 18 years.

Shirley was a rare first name for a boy but is a very very popular first name for a boy which is popular since 2008 and ranked 788 in 2016 in United States. Around 694583 people wear Shirley as their first name. Shirley is a very consistent name over the past 130 years. 0.192161% of people in US have this given name.

Complete history of Shirley
YearRankOccurence
Popular boy name in
1935243435
1936254381
1937277337
Popular girl name in
1910188318
1911184362
1912194489
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Expression number of Shirley is 6.

Shirley have a great affection towards creativity, beauty and domestic activities of life. Shirley are trustworthy, honest and behave responsibly. Shirley have tendency to sacrifice their needs for others'.

Names that rhyme with Shirley Ackerley, Aekerley, Amarley, Amberley, Arley, Averley, Berley, Beverley, Birley, Burley, Carley, Charley, Chirley, Corley, Curley, Darley, Earley, Emberley, Everley, FairleyFamous people named Shirley
Shirley Rhodes in Episode #1.2 as Miscellaneous Crew
Shirley English in Carry on Matron as Actress
Shirley Tegge in Don Juan and the Starlets as Actress
Shirley Marchant in Time After Time as Actress
Shirley Verrett in La vita è bella as Soundtrack
Shirley McQueen in The Messengers as Actress
Shirley Ross in Night Vision as Actress
Shirley Anthony in Nine to Five as Actress
Shirley Ellis in Spider-Man 3 as Soundtrack
Shirley Dalmas in Your Service as Actress
Shirley Temple, actress,writer
Shirley MacLaine, actress,writer
Shirley Walker, composer
Shirley Jo Finney, actress,director
Shirley Lixenberg, set decorator,director
Shirley Knight, actress,producer
Shirley Abicair, actress
Shirley Abraham, production manager,producer
Shirley Abrams, casting director
Names like Shirley Shi, Shia, Shiah, Shiala, Shian, Shiana, Shiane, Shiann, Shianna, Shianne, Shiara, Shiasia, Shibani, Shida, Shie, Shieda, Shieka, Shiela, Shielah, Shielda
Shirley Namesakes Posts having Shirley: Comments :Shirley was formerly a purely male name, but today almost exclusively female first name and a last name. Shirley is originally the title of a novel by Charlotte Brontë from the year 1849. It is a father to his daughter this name, which he had originally intended for a son. Since that time the name is popular. Before the publication of this novel that name was male and rare. - Keely Boddy
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