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Origin & Meaning

The name Sheldon is of English origin.

The meaning of Sheldon is "steep valley".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1144 in baby name popularity for boys with 164 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

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


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Sheldon falls into the landform name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Sheldon Silverstein.

Name Fun

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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.