Shirley

Colors Related to this Name: Blue

Qualities Related to this Name: Romantic, Nurturing

Popularity: This is a very popular name in the US. Ranking #1343 in 2013 and #1211 in 2014.

Famous People

Shirley Temple (Movie Actress,Singer,TV Actress), Shirley MacLaine (Movie Actress,Singer,TV Actress), Shirley Jones (Movie Actress,Singer,TV Actress), Shirley Jackson (Writer), Shirley Hemphill (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Shirley Knight (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Shirley Booth (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Shirley Mason (Movie Actress)

Meaning

In English

Origin: English place name form Old English scīr ‎(“county”) + lēah ‎(“meadow”). More at shire, leigh.

Meaning(s):

-(''rarely'') ( male name -comes from the last names language-) transferred from the last name.

-An English habitational last name

-(informal humorous) surely

-( female name -comes from the last names language-) transferred from the last name. Popular from the 1920s to the 1950s.