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Shirley Meaning


What does Shirley mean?

The name Shirley is of English origin.

The meaning of Shirley is "bright meadow".

Shirley is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Shir-ley.

The Given Name Shirley

Shirley is a valiant and chic name.

This 2 syllable name has cheerfullness and a positive vibe.

An elegant name that will be beloved by parents.

Shirley falls into the flower name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Shirley Booth, Shirley Dinsdale, and Shirley Jones.

Shirley Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,464 in baby name popularity for girls with 150 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,279 in baby name popularity for girls with 184 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

Want to see how Shirley sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Shirley Name Popularity Page.

Shirley Related Names

Variants of the name Shirley include Sherily, Sherl, Sherle, Sherlee, Sherleen, Sherlene, Sherley, Sherli, Sherlie, Sherline, Sherly, Shirlee.

Famous Shirleys

  • Shirley Booth ~ Actress
  • Shirley Dinsdale ~ Actress
  • Shirley Jones ~ Actress
  • Shirley MacLaine ~ Actress
  • Shirley Temple ~ Actress

Shirley Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Shirley.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Shirley are often novel and foolish but most of all they are read more >>

Shirley Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Shirley.

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