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Shelby Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Shelby is of English origin.

The meaning of Shelby is "lodge estate".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 294  in baby name popularity for girls with 1101 occurrences.  It ranked 3257 in popular baby names for boys with 34 occurrences. 

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


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Some famous bearers of this name include: Shelby Bailey.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Shelby in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Shelby.

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

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Shelby in Nautical Flags page.

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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.