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Shelley Meaning


What does Shelley mean?

The name Shelley is of English origin.

The meaning of Shelley is "meadow".

Shelley is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 7 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced She-lley.

The Given Name Shelley

Shelley is good for parents who want a name that is mesmerizing and unique.

A name fit for a child full of allure and spirit, a little pathfinder.

Shelley has no variant spellings.

Shelley falls into the flower name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Shelley Long, Shelley Smith, and Shelley Winters.

Shelley Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 9,010 in baby name popularity for girls with 12 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 9,816 in baby name popularity for girls with 11 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

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

Shelley Related Names

Famous Shelleys

  • Shelley Long ~ Actress
  • Shelley Smith ~ Football Player
  • Shelley Winters ~ Actress

Shelley Numerology

What will your new littleShelley be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Shelley Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Shelley.

Just for fun, see the name Shelley 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 Shelley in Nautical Flags page.