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Selby Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Selby is of English origin.

The meaning of Selby is "willow settlement".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 14205  in baby name popularity for girls with 7 occurrences.  It ranked 13639 in popular baby names for boys with 5 occurrences. 

View the Selby Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Selby has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Selby to other names.


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Selby falls into the tree name category.

Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Selby in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.