Shelly - Meaning of Shelly

What does Shelly mean?

[ 2 syll. (s)hel-ly, sh-e-lly ] The baby boy name Shelly is also used, and more often so, as a girl name. It is pronounced as -SHEHL-iy- †. Shelly is used chiefly in the English language and its origin is Old English. Shelly is a variant of the name Sheldon (English).

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Shelly is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1901 with 0.007% of baby boys being given the name Shelly. Its ranking then was #848. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity, and is today of sporadic use. Among all boy names in its group, Shelly was nonetheless the most widely used in 2018. Though Shelly is more popular as a girl name today, there was a period from 1901 to 1904 that it was given more often to boys. From 1943 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Shelly. In 1950, Shelly as a girl name outnumbered its use as a boy name by 6 times.

Baby names that sound like Shelly include Shelley (English), Sachel, Sachiel, Sachiele, Sahail, Sahaile, Sahal, Sahayl, Sahayle, Saheal, Saheale, Saheel, Saheele, Saheil, Saheile, Sahel, Sahele, Sahiele, Sahil (English and Indian), and Sahile.

† Pronunciation for Shelly: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"



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